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Job ID: 2012184
Location: HERNDON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC, a leading provider of systems development & deployment, targeting & intelligence analysis, systems engineering & integration, and training capabilities and solutions for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. Join our team today as we Redefine Ingenuity!

SAIC is seeking qualified Systems Administrators. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for servers and the operating systems software and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software of the major computing systems. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible for installing and administrating Unix/Linux operating configurations for servers and desktops and also serve as technical referent on engineering review boards considering all additions to or changes to the operating environment
  • Install and maintain the UNIX or LINUX operating configurations on all organization servers and desktops
  • Performs high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for complex operating systems, workstations and servers
  • Provide technical support to applications and utility developers on requirements for integration into the operating environment
  • Coordinates, directs and performs complex software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages while maintaining and updating documentation on the operating systems' configuration
  • Ensures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline – work experience can be substituted in lieu of degree
  • 8+ years experience performing technical systems administration & associated duties for: UNIX, LINUX and Windows based operating systems
  • Strong experience resolving complex system and network problems


Optional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience within an AWS environment
  • Experience with creating, updating, and executing basic scripting, i.e. JavaScript, batch, PowerShell, BASH, Python, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with Nodemon
  • One or more of the following certifications: RHCSA, A+, N+, CCNA, Linux+, and/or AWS


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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