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Principal Linux System Engineer

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Job ID: 2011678
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 28, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principal Linux System Engineer in San Diego, CA to support NIWC PAC.


Job Duties:

  • Works with a team to develop, integrate, and test team responsible for deploying a new system that is isolated from the internet

  • Establish and maintain GIT repository in development environment isolated from internet.

  • Create, install, and maintain containers with pre-built software applications in a Red Hat Linux environment.

  • Provide system administration support for Red Hat Linux based servers.

  • Provide configuration and administration support for VMware vSphere and NSX.

  • Provide installation, configuration, and administration support for database, identity and access management, and messaging services incorporated into a Platform as a Service (PaaS) infrastructure.

  • Assist with the design and implementation of at PaaS.

  • Develop scripts to support testing of platform services exposed to applications running within containers.  Assist test team with development of automated and manual test procedures.

  • Document system configurations and administration processes.


Required Education and Experience

  • BS Degree with 9 years of related experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

  • IT system engineer with experience with Design, System Administration, Documentation, Testing and Maintenance of IT infrastructure systems.

  • Experience with VMWare networking and resource management tools, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and deploying containerized applications using Docker, Podman, OpenShift and/or Python and JavaScript, and setting up GIT repositories.

Required Certifications

  • Current Security+, CISSP, or CASP certification

  • Current Linux+ or Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification

Required Security Clearance

  • Active DOD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain DOD Top Secret


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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