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Cryptologic IT System Administrator

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Job ID: 2306546
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate opening in San Diego, CA  for a Cryptologic Information Technology System Administrator position that performs system administration and maintenance on cryptologic systems used in a training environment.

This full-time position is located in San Diego and includes support to other training locations. Support to other sites will be primarily virtual (distance support) but may include travel to Jacksonville FL, Pensacola FL, Everett WA, Pearl Harbor HI, and Yokosuka Japan. Travel is anticipated to be less than 10%. To ensure the systems and training equipment are available for training sites’ scheduled courses and other training staff needs, the system administrator may be required to respond to trouble calls outside of normal working hours, although this is not common and is typically scheduled in advance.

Job Duties:

  • The Cryptologic IT System Administrator will maintain and perform system administration on a variety of current tactical cryptologic systems and related hardware and software used in a training environment.
  • The system administrator will perform system software loads and updates, and security patches to maintain system security accreditation.
  • The individual will work with training site personnel in setting up and preparing the systems and equipment for training to include; creating user accounts, analyzing and archiving audit logs, and resetting the system to a default operating posture in accordance with standard operating procedures. When hardware and software faults arise, the system administrator will provide the troubleshooting and technical support necessary to restore the equipment to full operation.
  • The Cryptologic IT System Administrator must have experience in analyzing, configuring, and maintaining servers, to include multiple virtual workstations and servers networked together across separate subnets and utilizing different operating systems (e.g., Linux, ESXi, Solaris 10 and multiple Windows systems).
  • The ideal candidate for this position is either a former Navy Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (CTM) with advanced network and system administration experience or a skilled and versatile IT Systems Administrator with experience managing virtual machines or prior training and hands-on experience performing system administration and maintenance on tactical cryptologic systems and training devices, such as SSEE INC E, SSEE INC F, STALLION.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are required as the system administrator collaborates with local and external stakeholders and provides technical support via phone and email.



  • Bachelor's and two (2) years or more experience; experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • U.S. Citizen with an Active Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Two years of experience in one or more of the following:
    • Navy TCS (SSEE INC E, SSEE INC F, CCOP Systems).
    • Complex IT systems with experience in the integration, analysis, system administration, troubleshooting, setup and operation of virtual and non-virtual computers in an advanced network configuration.
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain currency of DoD Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) certifications to include:
    •  CompTIA Security + and CompTIA Linux + (or equivalent OS certification). If certification is not already held the candidate must be willing and able to obtain the necessary certifications within four months of hire date.
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team supporting local training command requirements as well as broader higher-echelon objectives and initiatives.


  • Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II certification.

Target salary range: $85,001 - $95,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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