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Mac Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 193641
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Other
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Tier II / Mac System Administrator with a STEM related Bachelors' degree to support a Mac and Linux environments.  This position requires that the candidate have worked in a Mac environment, dealing with highly complex issues. The candidate must be able to work in a high energy, multi-tiered, highly automated, client facing environment with excellent customer service skills. Position requires:   

  • System engineering and administration capabilities in Mac and Linux environments;
  • Ability to traverse different Operating Systems to accomplish the same tasks e.g. network configuration, user accounts, and system builds;
  • Experience working with automation tools such as JAMF / Casper;
  • Experience patching macOSx systems on a monthly basis;
  • Experience hardening macOSx versions;
  • Ability to schedule tools such as Backups, Network, and Vulnerability scanning;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce documentation in a variety of formats such as media wiki, google sites, drupal, wordpress;
  • Work with multiple helpdesk and service issue systems and synchronization of issues across platforms;
  • Ability to work independently under aggressive timelines with varying degrees of complexity and exercise significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices;
  • Strong client-facing skills with excellent oratory and organizational skills and the ability to use appropriate discretion while supporting VIP users;
  • Must be able to diligently troubleshoot and properly resolve complex Mac OSx issues;


Ideal Candidate required qualifications include:  

  • BS in STEM related area and 5+ years of experience;
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting deep MAC and Linux OS issues;
  • Experience working with vulnerability scans on systems of varying complexity and patch all systems on a rigorous, monthly basis;
  • Experience supporting the investigation of incidents, installation, modification or replacement of hardware or software components and any configuration change(s) that affects security, as necessary;
  • Demonstrated experience working independently, as well as balancing and prioritizing work;
  • US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance;


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in several of the following areas: Hardware/Software/OS security, communication protocols, encryption techniques/tools, internet, web, application, firewall and/or network security , IP networking, networking protocols, intrusion detection and authentication technologies;
  • Understanding of System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) model;
  • Experience scripting and automating tasks;
  • Experience working as a part of complex project team and under formal project management controls;
  • Knowledge of ITIL concepts and implementation;


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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