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Senior Linux System Administrator

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Job ID: 198209
Location: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Senior Linux System Administrator to join the team at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio !


A leader in the exciting and growing field of High Performance Computing (HPC) SAIC is searching for a Linux System Administrator to join our team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) located at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Program Job Description:

Perform standard Linux System Administration duties as required to maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems consisting of standalone, virtual machine, and large scale High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster based systems including coordination with network administrators.  Additional duties are:

  • Setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.

  • Developing and monitoring policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

  • Responsibilities associated with successful design, support, and integration of HPC clusters (computation, storage and infrastructure), software, scheduling, and research applications in order to meet the computational needs of DoD scientists.

  • Participating in the installation, integration, acceptance testing, and on-going maintenance of our HPC systems and software environment. 

  • Assisting with forecast resource limitations and provide recommendations for increasing the efficiency of our resources through proper scheduling and load balancing techniques


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more of IT related experience; Masters and three (3) years or more related experience; PhD and 0 years experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree


  • Linux System Administration
  • This position may need to provide after-hours support and respond to emergency situations and resolve problems. 


  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance required before start.



  • DoD 8570 certification required, i.e. Security+ required prior to start date
  • OS certification, Linux+, RedHat, etc required within 90 days from start date

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with compiling, installing, and porting software.

  • Ability to understand application scaling issues related to problem resolution, algorithm choice.

  • Storage Architectures: SAN, SAS, FC, SATA, Bandwidth, Performance

  • Ability to manage development of appropriate application benchmarks, analyze results and determine optimal configurations for processor type/speed, size of memory/cache, and memory interconnect fabric for customer problem domains.

  • Solid knowledge of Linux and general Unix operating systems concepts as well as extensive systems administration experience

  • Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos and Unix OS hardening to DoD STIG standards.

  • Ability to create and maintain Information Assurance (IA) compliance documentation of the Information System. Ability to develop and maintain documentation on system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks


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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