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Job ID: 2314906
Location: PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 2, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a System Administrator to join our team in Panama City, Florida. 

Job Responsibilities:

System Maintenance:

  • Conduct routine system maintenance on Windows Server 2019 and Linux Red Hat servers, ensuring optimal performance and security.
    Apply operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes as necessary to maintain system integrity.

Security Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with DoD and industry-specific security standards, such as DISA STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) and NIST guidelines.
  • Perform regular security scans, vulnerability assessments, and system hardening to protect against cyber threats.

Patch Management:

  • Manage and implement patches and updates for all systems, coordinating patch schedules to minimize downtime and maintain operational continuity.

System Monitoring:

  • Set up and maintain monitoring tools to proactively identify and address system issues.
  • Monitor system performance, resource utilization, and security events.

Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution:

  • Investigate and resolve system-related issues, including hardware failures, software errors, and network connectivity problems.
  • Provide timely incident response and technical support to end-users and stakeholders.

Disaster Recovery Planning:

  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans and backup procedures for critical systems.
  • Test and execute disaster recovery procedures to ensure data integrity and system availability.

System Deployments:

  • Deploy new systems and services, including installation, configuration, and testing of Windows Server 2019 and Red Hat Linux-based solutions.
  • Ensure systems are delivered with the necessary security and compliance measures.


Required Education:

Bachelors and two (2) years or more related experience; four (4) years of experience considered in lieu of degree. 


  • Demonstrated experience in scripting and automating administrative tasks in a Windows environment using PowerShell.
  • Ability to create and maintain PowerShell scripts for system monitoring, maintenance, and reporting.
  • Familiarity with Ansible for automating configuration management and application deployment tasks.
  • Capable of writing and modifying Ansible playbooks for system administration.
  • Proficiency in Red Hat Linux commands and file structure, with the ability to manage and troubleshoot Linux-based servers.
  • Understanding of basic to mid-level Linux system administration tasks, including user management, package installation, and system maintenance.
  • Experience in configuring, managing, and maintaining Windows Server 2019 environments.
    Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to Windows Server 2019 and its roles and features.
  • Basic understanding of networking typologies and protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, and VPN.
  • Capable of troubleshooting network-related issues and working with networking equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco networking equipment, including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Ability to perform basic configuration and troubleshooting tasks on Cisco devices.
  • Awareness of security best practices and the ability to implement and maintain security measures for servers and client computers.
  • Strong documentation skills for maintaining system configuration records, incident reports, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including developers, network engineers, and other IT professionals.

Required Certification

CompTIA security+ certification is required prior to first day of employment. 

Required Security Clearance

US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.  A minimum of an Interim Secret clearance is required to start.

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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