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Storage System Administrator Principal

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Job ID: 198395
Location: VICKSBURG, MS, United States
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Storage System Administrator in Vicksburg, MS !

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 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. 



  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; additional experience in lieu of degree



  • 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. 


  • Currently process or have the ability to obtain a DoD 8570 certification is required, i.e. Security+ prior to start date
  • OS certification such as Linux+, RedHat, etc within 90 days of start date



  • minimum of a Secret with the ability to obtain Top Secret clearance 



  • 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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