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Principal Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2309276
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Principal Systems Administrator to support Classified and Unclassified government networks involving Computer Network Defense-Operating System Environment (CND-OSE), and Host Based Security System (HBSS) working out of Colorado Springs, CO. You will interface with Active Duty, US Government, and contractor personnel to provide top-notch support with a focus on system/network security in support of National Security. You will provide break/fix and design supporting Information Technology in a fast paced, high-energy environment.  You will also need to provide root cause analysis and be comfortable recommending permanent configuration changes when necessary. Support will encompass a range of capabilities from server and workstation configuration and support, LAN setup and maintenance and Audio Visual systems with a focus on security implementation (focus on all systems not just AV). With information technology constantly changing, specialists must stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and the potential effectiveness of these advancements in their current system. This position may require some off-hours support.
Fun stuff you will do on the job:
  • Support technical resolution and incident close out of Classified and Unclassified CND, and HBSS issues
  • Perform senior system administration on specialized CND applications and systems (e.g., anti-virus, audit/remediation), to include installation, configuration, maintenance, and backup/restoration
  • Support onsite user-base with technical assistance in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Perform computer network defense (CND) threat analysis and reporting
  • Coordinate with CND Analysts to manage and administer (e.g., anti-virus, OS patching, auditing) for CND applications
  • Manage network security down to the switch-port level
  • Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 customer support for all identified CND, and HBSS applications 


This is you:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline and minimum of 9+ years of relevant experience including CND, and HBSS management, system administration support, Tier 2 support, and system maintenance. Will accept 4 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance with ability to pass a Polygraph
  • Experience in CND-OSE
  • Experience in HBSS
  • Experience in Information Security
  • Experience in Video Tele-Conference (VTC) hardware and software systems
  • Must have a IAT Level II - Sec+ or higher
You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
  • Experience in ePolicy Orchestrator
  • Experience in MS Exchange server
  • Experience in WSUS

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. 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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