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Help Desk Technician - NOAA (Shift Work)

Job ID: 1927068
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2019
Category: Customer Support
Subcategory: Call Center Support
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Help Desk Technician resource to support a 24x7 data center and its users at a customer site in Princeton, NJ. The candidate will help manage the operation of the supercomputer, associated systems, and support the user's computer systems in a heterogeneous environment. 

Activities will include the monitoring of batch compute jobs, network performance, and facility infrastructure. The candidate will be working with highly technical climate scientists and must have great communication skills to respond to user requests in a user-friendly and professional manner. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Under the guidance of professional staff, troubleshooting computer hardware problems, analyzing production job performance issues, and proactively monitoring performance of the Laboratories networking environment to identify and coordinate resolution of problems;
  • Monitor all health of local and remote systems within the High Performance Program;
  • Answer Help Desk requests at a Tier I Level, providing adequate triage and follow-up;
  • Develop and maintain scripts for operation use;
  • Escalate HPC issues to system and vendor staff;
  • Troubleshoot user issues, responding to Help Desk tickets, keeping users informed of resolution progression;
  • System deployments and routine maintenance such as patching, updates, etc.; 
  • Triage and investigate tickets for users as they come in;
  • Perform operations level technical tasks i.e. reset passwords, resolve printing/scanning issues, peripheral hardware issues, etc. 
  • Perform operations logistics such as building checks, package logging, visitor processing, answer phone calls, etc.;
  • Taking on non-interference projects;


  • Associates Degree in IT related field;
  • 1+ Year of experience working directly with general Information Technology;
  • Experience working with Windows, Linux, or Mac Systems; 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; 
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • All candidates MUST be able to perform 12 hour shift work including overnight, weekend work, and OT, as scheduled or as necessary. This position will alternate with approximately 12 hour shifts 3 days during the first week of a period and 4 days the second week of the period for a total of 80 hours per period;
  • US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance;

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelors in an IT related field;
  • 2 years of experience working directly with general Information Technology;


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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