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Linux Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 1928938
Location: HAMPTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


 SAIC is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator who provides dedicated support to two high profile customers at NASA Langley Research Center on the LITES II contract.  The position requires a self-starter who can work closely with the customer teams to maintain operational reliability, resolve issues, and propose/implement improvements and new solutions.    


Required Skills

  • Solid Linux system administration (6+ years)
  • Experience using the command line; experience with RHEL/CentOS a plus
  • Experience with basic shell scripting
  • Ability to compile and install open source applications
  • Understanding of IT security best practices
  • Understanding of basic networking concepts
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal / communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and documentation


Experience in the following areas is considered a plus

  • Supporting a research computing environment.
  • Programming experience, with exposure to C is a plus.
  • Use of system monitoring tools such as Xymon, Nagios, etc.
  • Experience administering MacOS X and Windows desktop OSs
  • Experience managing virtual machines using VirtualBox, VMWare, or similar
  • Experience managing apache web servers
  • GNU's Environment Modules.

Desired Qualifications



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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