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Senior Windows Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2400366
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Windows Administrator to join our program as a general technologist to support our NOAA GFDL
program in Princeton, NJ serving the NOAA GFDL lab in a highly scientific user and mission driven facility. This individual
would support both projects (60%) and user (40%) actives in a high interrupt tiered support environment requiring rapid
response to the most complex customer systems inquiries. The environment consists of a Core Windows Infrastructure
running on mostly Dell Hardware, with 200+ Linux workstations, 50+ Windows Workstations, and 20+ Mac Workstations.
On a daily basis this individual may divide their time between (1) managing Junior System Admins to support lower level
issues; (2) identifying, evaluating and prioritizing customer problems to ensure that inquiries are resolved appropriately;
(3) conducting project work on several complex system projects simultaneously; and (4) managing and actively reporting
on project status; (5) setting technical infrastructure direction and offering suggestions to improve and further automate
the environment;
The ideal candidate must be an independent self-starter, be system agnostic, and adept at supporting Linux, Windows
and Mac in a heterogeneous environment, where the Core Infrastructure is Windows, and have excellent customer facing
communication and consultation skills (with managers and/or scientists).
The duties will include, but not limited to:
- Providing Mid-Tier to Top-Tier System Administration for client and server systems in heterogeneous environment, where
the Core Infrastructure is Windows based;
- System Administration – Maintain IT Security posture according to organization requirements, manage rigorous patching
schedule for all system software and firmware, manage existing patching deployment tools, maintain and enhance current
- Maintain, monitor, support, and upgrade as needed the infrastructure environment, including the Windows Core
Infrastructure, and lead enterprise base work initiatives and projects;
- Support multiple systems or applications of medium to high complexity with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control,
integrity and accessibility;
- Work with project managers to coordinate and plan project tasks and resources;
- Integration solutions with other applications and platforms based on requirements;
- Maintain a monthly patch schedule for all workstations, servers, cluster, hypervisors, etc.
- Coordinate changes across multiple systems;
- Perform routine maintenance tasks for infrastructure systems as follows, but not limited to:
o Highly available virtualization and database clusters;
o Web server clusters;
o File Share services (NFS/CIFS);
o Multi-Tiered Public Key Infrastructure;
o Virtual Desktop Infrastructure;
- Working with engineers on the requirements and provides recommendations for improvements;
- Recommend changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability and performance;
- Coordinates problem resolution among a variety of functional areas and provides subject matter expertise support for
diagnosing and resolving problems;
- Recommend and implement software or hardware changes to rectify problems or address improvement opportunities;
- Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and standards;
- Provide technical guidance, coaching/mentoring to team members;
- Evaluate future technologies and makes recommendations for software and hardware upgrades;
- Generate and validate IT system baselines, including validation of documentation;
- Ensure IT system security basslines are met and security improvements are implemented across the server and client
- Generate processes to ensure appropriate user privileges and access are granted, ensuring data integrity and security is
- Work with vendors and architects to understand their technology roadmaps;
- Develop plans to adopt new technology;
- Writing/updating/enhancing system documentation concerning problem resolutions and HPC assets;
- Writing technical justifications for the procurement of hardware & software;
- Reviewing system inventory/warranty, plan upgrades for client and server systems;



  • Bachelors Degree and 5+ years of experience is preferred, or 8 + years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience with medium to large server/data center environment;

  • Experience working with Hypervisors, chassis, blade servers, and Production Cluster;

  • Automation and Load Balancing Experience;

  • Experience with CAC authentication solutions such as Centrify in an Active Directory Environment;

  • Experience managing and maintaining virtualization cluster preferably Ovirt and Hyper-V;

  • Experience managing and maintaining Active Directory;

  • Experience managing and maintaining database clusters, preferably Microsoft SQL cluster and Percona XtraDB/MySQL


  • Experience with system deployment, SW deployment and configuration management solutions: Ansible (most desired),

    Powershell (most desired), Satellite/Foreman/Spacewalk, Puppet, Symantec ITMS, Microsoft SCVMM;

  • Experience developing/diagnosing automation scripts (Ansible, Powershell);

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Server/Client, and Redhat/CentOS Operating systems, and have experience developing

    security baselines;

  • Knowledge of building systems for clients and servers; and knowledge of different classes of system architecture;

  • Experience managing VDI infrastructure; preferably Microsoft VDI solution;

  • Understanding of licensing structures for Microsoft and RedHat products;

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines;

  • Experience with configuration and support of access methods e.g. VPN, SSH tunneling;

  • Experience with Backup solutions such as Bacula and or Veritas NetBackup;

  • Keeping up-to-date with current hardware/software events/releases

  • Experience managing and maintaining software scalable network file systems, and centralized storage appliances;

  • Experience managing, and support Active Directory with smart card authentication infrastructure;

  • Must have a strong automation experience, software deployment, and configuration management solutions for multiple


  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in a STEM related field and 5+ years of experience


SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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.

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