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Linux Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 209130
Location: COOKEVILLE, TN, United States
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a highly motivated Linux Systems Administrator to join our team in Oak Ridge, TN.


This position will be part of a team responsible for the design, implementation, and management of Linux operating systems, systems software and services, including deployment and management of solutions across AWS and Azure cloud infrastructures.


The individual will work with other Linux administrators and serve as a subject matter expert for diverse projects spanning multiple teams to support ISMC's product development teams and customer service delivery.


This position requires a seasoned individual with hands-on experience designing and maintaining complex IT infrastructure solutions who can work with solutions architects, networking and security teams, and other project stakeholders.


The IT managed service (ITMS) team provides excellent opportunities for career growth, training and educational opportunities, and experience in an expanding ITMS operation.



  • BA/BS degree in a computer-oriented discipline or equivalent experience and relevant certifications.




  • Design, deploy, and maintain Linux-based servers in development, testing, and production environments.

  • Provide cross-team administrative support for managed applications and integration with external products and services.

  • Work as a core-member of systems administration teams, networking, and security in supporting the projects deployed at multiple on-premises facilities and in cloud environments.

  • Design and implementation of system and application automation tools and workflows in support of internal and external customers.

  • Participation in all security processes, including security patching and auditing, security remediation, and disaster recovery operations.

  • Participation in day-to-day issue discovery, optimization, resolution, along with membership in a rotating on-call schedule.

  • Design and implementation of system and application automation tools and workflows in support of internal and external customers.

  • Project analysis, requirements gathering, analysis of alternatives, testing, and deployment.

  • Author, collaborate on, and maintain project, systems, services, and process documentation.



  • Proven work experience (5+ years) as a Linux systems administrator, Red Hat-based distributions preferred.

  • Firm knowledge in development of configuration management in tools such as Ansible and Puppet.

  • Knowledge of cloud and container technologies such as AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes.

  • Practical experience in Bash and one additional scripting language such as Python.

  • Established understanding of DevOps principles and tools.




  • RHCSA and/or RHCE

  • DevOps Foundations

  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional Certification

  • AWS SysOps Administrator Associate

  • Azure Administrator Associate



  • Applicants must be able to obtain a government clearance and be willing to travel if the need arises (up to 30% travel on occasion).

  • Contribution to at least one open source project a plus.


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 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 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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