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Sr Linux Administrator

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Job ID: 2019292
Location: OAK RIDGE, TN, United States
Date Posted: Mar 25, 2021
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: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Senior Linux Administrator for a key role supporting the ISMC product development teams and customer service delivery based out of Oak Ridge, TN. This position is fully remote and 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. This position requires a well-seasoned individual with hands-on experience designing and maintaining complex IT infrastructure and complete product 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.



  • Design, deploy, and maintain Linux-based servers in development, testing, and production environments.
  • Provide mentoring to other team members as part of a continual improvement environment.
  • Provide cross-team deployment and administrative support for managed applications including integration with external products and services.
  • Work as a core-member of Linux and Windows systems administration teams, networking, and security in supporting the projects deployed at multiple on-premises facilities and in cloud environments.
  • Work from initial concepts to final solution designs including proposal drafting, full technical design, risk analysis, cost analysis and business benefits.
  • Design and implementation of system and application automation tools and workflows in support of a diverse set of internal and external customers.
  • Participation in all security processes, including security patching and auditing, security remediation, and disaster recovery operations.



  • High school/GED and fourteen (14) years of related experience or Associates and twelve (12) years of related experience or Bachelor's Degree and ten (10) years of related experience or Master’s Degree and eight (8) year of related experience (will consider experience in lieu of degree).
  • 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.
  • Must be able to travel if the need arises (up to 10% travel on occasion).
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain or possess a Public Trust clearance. 


  • Proven work experience (10+ years) as a Linux systems administrator, Red Hat-based distributions preferred, and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a team environment.
  • 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


Target salary range: $85,001 - $95,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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