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Systems Admin Manager

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Job ID: 2111449
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principal Systems Administrator to support the Enterprise Ground Services Program, a program that directly assists the US Space Force.  The ideal candidate will have experience providing design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting functions for physical and virtual information systems and web-based applications. The selected candidate 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; provide break/fix and design supporting Information Technology in a fast paced, high-energy environment; 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. Shift work is required and a shift differential will be provided.
With information technology constantly changing, specialists must stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and the potential effectiveness of these advancements in their current systems. Primary duties and responsibilities may include:
  • Work as a senior-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.  This includes designing and deploying Linux-based solutions.
  • Provide cross-team deployment and administrative support for services including systems integration.
  • Create and extend system configuration and automation tools
  • Participate in all security processes, including security patching and auditing, security remediation, and disaster recovery operations.
  • Identify, experiment with, and adapt technologies that can better serve the customer’s goals.
  • Participate in day-to-day process and service optimization and issue discovery and remediation.
  • Participate in project analysis, requirements gathering, analysis of alternatives, testing, and deployment.
  • Author, collaborate on, and maintain project, systems, services, and process documentation.
  • Provide guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. 
  • Establish and recommend changes to policies, which affect subordinate organization(s).
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.  


Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and 14 or more years of relevant experience; Masters and 7 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI. US Citizenship required
  • Ability to work off-hours and travel less than 10% as needed for support
  • Proven work experience as a Linux systems administrator, Red Hat-based distributions preferred
  • Knowledge of Puppet and/or Ansible is required (Puppet preferred)
  • Firm knowledge of configuration management in tools such as CHEF
  • Practical experience in Bash and one additional scripting language such as Python
  • Established understanding of DevOps principles and tools
  • Must be certified DOD 8570.1-M IAT Level 2 (current baseline security and operating environment certifications)
  • Familiar with the RMF process
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with storage administration
  • Knowledge of Cisco and Juniper routers and switches
  • Experience with Linux in a secured environment
  • Experience with Virtualization products such as Vrealize, Vsphere, PowerCLI, Openstack, Docker, Openshift
  • Experience with Oracle Java.
  • Experience with Atlassian Tool Suite, EndPoint, and Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E)
  • Experience with Gigamon, Splunk, ServiceNow, or any software product designated by the Government
  • RHCSA and/or RHCE certification
  • Agile for SAFe certification
  • DevOps Foundations certification

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. 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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