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Sr. System Administrator (Scripting)

Job ID: 192442
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: May 16, 2019
Subcategory: IT Sys Integration
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Other

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Job Description

Description

 

SAIC is seeking a senior Systems Engineer / 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. On a daily basis this individual may divide their time between (1) managing junior 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.

 

The ideal candidate must be an independent self-starter, be adept at supporting Linux, Windows and Mac in a heterogeneous environment, 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.
  • 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 tools
  • Maintain, monitor and support the infrastructure environment 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
  • 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 environment
  • Generate processes to ensure appropriate user privileges and access are granted, ensuring data integrity and security is met
  • 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


Qualifications


  • Must have 8+  years of experience and a MS in STEM
  • Experience with medium to large server/data center environment
  • Documented experience with scripting (powershell, ansible, bash, python)
  • Experience with CAC authentication solutions such as Centrify in an Active Directory Environment
  • Experience managing and maintaining virtualization cluster preferably Hyper-V.
  • Experience managing and maintaining database clusters, preferably Microsoft SQL cluster and Percona XtraDB/MySQL cluster
  • 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 manage, and support Active Directory with smart card authentication infrastructure
  • Must have a strong automation experience, software deployment, and configuration management solutions for multiple environments

Desired Qualifications

 




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  

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