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Junior Systems Administrator in Vicksburg MS **(Relocation Assistance)**

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Job ID: 196427
Location: FORT BLISS, TX, United States
Date Posted: Aug 23, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


** Relocation Assistance available for Qualified Candidates with an Active Secret clearance **

** This position is located in Vicksburg, MS **

Job Description:

In support of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Integrated Technical Services (HITS) task order contract, Team SAIC provides program management and technical support necessary to advance the services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technologies in the HPCMP, Department of Defense (DoD) Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRC) supercomputing centers.

Team SAIC is looking for a Linux Systems Admin/Storage System Administrator who will help support the daily administration of storage environment across a diverse set of applications utilizing HSM (hierarchical storage manager) management software. This includes general storage administration tasks, storage software and hardware support, storage device configuration, support of daily backups, monitoring of storage devices, storage performance tuning and troubleshooting. The successful candidate will support mass storage archive needs in an environment consisting of standalone, virtual machine, and large scale High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster based systems.  


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or additional experience in lieu of degree
  • Two(2) to three (3) years or more of Linux systems administration
  • Currently process or have the ability to obtain a DoD 8570 certification Security+ prior to starting
  • OS certification such as Linux+, RedHat, etc must be obtained in 60 -90 days from hire date

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain DoD Top Secret clearance 

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • General understanding of Storage environments such as  IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS), Seagate, LSI, or Oracle storage systems, Oracle large scale tape libraries and Enterprise class tape drives, as well as Brocade Fiber Channel switches. 

  • General knowledge of Linux and  Unix operating systems concepts

  • Solaris skills, as that OS hosts the SAMQFS filesystem. 

  • Experience and understanding in enterprise backup and data protection technologies

  • Tape library and drive storage experience

  • Experience working with Tape Backup or long-term Archive Software

  • Excellent customer interaction skills including written and verbal communication

  • Team oriented individual capable of multi-tasking in a dynamic, demanding environment

  • Organizational skills to balance and prioritize work in a dynamic work environment, and persistence to follow-through on tasks

  • Ability to provide clear documentation on system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks.  

  • Systems and/or storage administration experience
  • Experience working with HPC cluster and storage architectures
  • Knowledge of Information Assurance (IA) controls, STIG viewer, Radix, and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Some prior experience in SAN Fabric Administration including zoning, LUN security, and HBA configuration and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of IBM GPFS storage system, and its support and admin maintenance
  • NAS (object) and SAN (block) storage experience
  • Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos and Unix OS hardening to DoD STIG standards.

Desired Qualifications



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 For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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