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System Administrator, Sr.

Job ID: 216578
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: May 5, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Sr. Systems Administrator to support NIPR, CWAN, Secure Global Network (SGN) and other secure networks involving Computer Network Defense-Operating System Environment (CND-OSE), and Host Based Security System (HBSS)

Candidates will interface with Active Duty, US Government, and contractor personnel to provide top-notch support with a focus on system/network security in support of National Security

The individual will provide break/fix and design supporting Information Technology in a fast paced, high-energy environment.  The position requires some travel, 25%, in addition to some off-hours support.

Candidates will also need to provide root cause analysis and be comfortable recommending permanent configuration changes when necessary. Support will encompass a range of capabilities from server and workstation configuration and support, LAN setup and maintenance and Audio Visual systems with a focus on security implementation (focus on all systems not just AV). With information technology constantly changing, specialists must stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and the potential effectiveness of these advancements in their current system.

Specific Responsibilities:  

  • Support technical resolution and incident close out of Classified and Unclassified CND, and HBSS issues
  • Perform senior system administration on specialized CND applications and systems (e.g., anti-virus, audit/remediation), to include installation, configuration, maintenance, and backup/restoration
  • Support onsite user-base with technical assistance in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Perform computer network defense (CND) threat analysis and reporting
  • Coordinate with CND Analysts to manage and administer (e.g., anti-virus, OS patching, auditing) for CND applications
  • Manage network security down to the switch-port level
  • Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 customer support for all identified CND, and HBSS applications 



Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline and minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience including CND, and HBSS management, system administration support, Tier 2 support, and system maintenance. Will accept years of experience in lieu of degree
  • CND-OSE 
  • HBSS
  • Information Security
  • Video Tele-Conference (VTC) hardware and software systems
  • IAT Level II - Sec+ or higher
  • Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance with ability to pass a Poly


Desired Skills:

  • ePolicy Orchestrator
  • MS Exchange server
  • WSUS

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. 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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