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Computer Operations Engineer

Job ID: 211899
Location: KAISERSLAUTERN, RP, Germany
Date Posted: Feb 17, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking qualified candidates to support the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) program.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. As the lead agent for M&S within the USAF, AFAMS gathers requirements, seeks out potential solutions, and integrates legacy and emerging M&S solutions across the USAF and the DoD. The USAF has an M&S initiative that focuses on providing simulation and synthetic training as the critical capability to augment live training, act as an enabler for critical decision-making, and enhance human performance. In the current resource constrained environment, demand for M&S rises with the continuously evolving need for operational readiness and mission preparedness across the USAF, DoD, and with coalition partners. AFAMS focuses on providing innovative M&S services as the key to meeting this demand.

The role of this position is to support the Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) in Einsiedlerhof AS, Germany. The Computer Operations Engineer will:


  • Contractor will support all permanent party and exercise core services or comparable technology with Windows software platforms in accordance with WPC projects, exercise plans, and designs.
  • The contractor will create standard operating procedures, maintenance checklists, monitor all performance and functionality of classified and unclassified computers.
  • The contractor shall assist with the following:
    • Support Microsoft-based operating systems, as well as the integration of specialized applications for permanent party, local exercise, and remote exercise use.
    • Perform visual inspections of IT related equipment, basic troubleshooting techniques, computer maintenance, and repair.
    • Understand and perform maintenance on hardware inside a workstation, software on a workstation, and installation of both.
    • Configure Windows operating systems for permanent party and exercise setups.
    • Understand and implement the use of Microsoft Management Console (MMC), Windows Device Manager, Windows Remote Desktop, Event Viewer, and Disk Management.
    • Provide guidance on NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) user, computer, and group creation, including naming conventions and long-term disposition.
    • Planning and delivery of user support services, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, user assistance, and/or training, in response to user IT requirements.

Understand and perform printer maintenance to include, adding to print server, mapping to user computers, and troubleshooting problems.


The following skills are required or desired as stated:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II Certification required.
  • Desired Familiarity with the following:  Microsoft Windows environment, UNIX, and Linux.
  • Experience with Hyper convergence technology, VMWare, VDI zero client architecture.
  • Familiar with layer 2 and layer 3 networking devices (switches/routers), software engineering principles and programming.
  • Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Masters and four (4) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience. In lieu of a degree an additional 4 years of experience is required.

A Secret (fully adjudicated and eligible for NATO) secuity clearance is required for this position.


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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