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Principal Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 211080
Location: CARY, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate opening for a Principal Windows Systems Administrator in Cary, NC.

Note:  This role supports Army National Guard Enterprise Operations and offers temporary work from home/ remote/ virtual work as part of a virtual team due to COVID-19.   Eventually the work will go back on site 100% in Cary, NC once the COVID-19 threat has passed.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining physical/virtual Microsoft based servers in support of business processing requirements. 
  • Install, configure, and administer Service applications including, but not limited to:
    • MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / MECM)
  • Installs, upgrades, and patches operating systems and complex software packages.   
    • Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS Services
  • Create, execute and report on testing and implementation plans.
  • Create, execute and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for Enterprise Services
  • Schedules installations and upgrades in accordance with established IT policies and procedures. 
  • Conducts routine software audits of Microsoft based servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. 


Required Education and Experience:

  • HS/GED and 13 years of related experience OR Bachelors and 9 years of experience; OR Masters and 7 years or more experience
  • IAT II or III (Security+) prior to start date
  • Must be a US Citizen and have an active DOD SECRET security clearance
  • 5+ years of Windows SCCM experience
  • Experience maintaining Microsoft’s Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS services
  • Experience maintaining Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 platforms
  • Must be a self-starter; capable of working independently, under limited direction, and in a team environment.
  • Capable of resolving complex issues
  • Strong troubleshoot and debugging skills
  • Must be able to obtain a ITIL Foundation Certification within 60 days of start date


Target salary range: . 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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