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Systems Engineer Sr Principal

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Job ID: 2314793
Location: HERNDON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 11, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Customer is seeking a highly skilled and proactive System Engineer with proven experience in supporting enterprise web applications and software development teams. A successful candidate will need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Linux/Unix and a firm understanding of cloud technologies. Candidate must demonstrate on the job experience upgrading, monitoring, troubleshooting and implementing both on premise and cloud technologies.
• Hours: Contract Core hours 9-3
• May Require Pager Duty


Required Technical Skills & Experience

-TS SCI with Poly

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience
• Support and troubleshoot web applications. This includes deployment of Tomcat applications using AWS and utilizing application and server logs to identify and resolve issues.
• Demonstrated experience and support for applications hosted in an AWS cloud environment, including deployments, patches, security checks, and maintenance.
• Upgrade and maintain operating systems and application software on LINUX (Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) and Microsoft Windows platforms.
• Perform software installations, including support for COTS applications.
• Daily monitoring of the network, servers, cloud and applications to ensure full availability and optimum performance. Utilize software tools and logs to monitor network and system health.
• Track and manage system certificates, privileged accounts, and database passwords.
• Create and update documentation, including standard operating procedures, administrative instructions, After Action Reports for system outages, task status updates, and customer reports.
• Support for system and data security requirements, and documented system artifacts required for security certification.
• Experience with implementing and maintaining encryption technology (PKI authentication, Vormetric, and KMS).
• Demonstrated experience with web services.
• Desired Skills & Experience
• Experience with building AWS infrastructure or migrating private on-premise solutions to cloud hosting environments.
• Firm Relational Database understanding (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, Kafka)
• Working knowledge of CloudFormation, Terraform and Ansible.
• Experience with scripting languages (Shell, Perl, and Python).
• Experience with SysOPs/DevOps.
• Ability to perform cloud performance analysis and optimize distributed cloud systems.

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.


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