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NASA Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2111695
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

Job Description:

SAIC has an immediate opportunity for a Systems Administrator on the NASA National Security Systems Team (NSS) at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.  This position requires a Secret Clearance, with the ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI.

 

Job duties:

  • Work independently with general direction and as a team member under the direction of the lead system engineer
  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes
  • Provide timely response and support during scheduled and authorized non-business hours to ensure continuity of services to the network environment
  • Configuring and maintaining the networked computer system, including hardware, system software, and applications
  • Diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, networking, and system issues when they arise
  • Replacing and upgrading defective or outdated components when necessary
  • System monitoring and maintenance including configuration & security management, patching, automation, hardening and system upgrades
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades for Windows Server, CentOS servers, and Windows 10 workstations
  • Manage multiple servers comprising multiple virtual machines (VMs) using VMware’s ESXi hypervisor, vSphere client VM manager, and vCenter system manager
  • Performs complex software installations and upgrades to the operating systems, system services, application support packages, and application programs for Windows, Linux, and other software product deliverables
  • Ensure system and application data recoverability by maintaining a schedule of system backups, database archives, and restoration operations
  • Provide quick reaction support to the Operations team and the NASA customer to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system problems
  • Work with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions
  • Work with the engineering team to plan, implement, and test upgrades to the system hardware and software
  • Work with the IA team on security vulnerability and compliance scanning of the system servers and workstations as required under a DoD Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Work with the IA team to maintain a Risk Management Framework (RMF) posture and participate in the RMF activities required to achieve and maintain an ATO
  • Executes and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules
  • Conducts hardware and software audits of servers, workstations, and mobile devices to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines
  • Successful candidate will be able to perform day-to-day maintenance, operations, and support for enterprise level operating systems, zero clients and servers
  • Utilize system-analyzing appliances to implement changes to optimize system performance, maximize system uptime, and mitigate actual or perceived threats to production systems

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and zero (0) years or more related experience; (can substitute 2 years of experience in lieu of degree)
  • Active Secret clearance. Must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • 2 years’ experience in Windows server and workstation system administration including Windows Server 2012 and 2016.
  • 1 year experience in VMware virtual machines, services, and tools.
  • Experience in the interpretation of IA vulnerability and compliance and scan reports and the implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to remove vulnerabilities for IA compliance.
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Experience in server architectures, storage architectures, virtualization, monitoring tools, backup/restore, performance tuning/capacity planning, documentation, server management
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills for effective interaction with customers and co-workers

Desired:

  • Security+ CE, MCSA, MCSE, VM Certifications
  • Experience with the Java runtime environment and the Java programming language and tools on Linux and Windows platforms

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


Overview

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 saic.com 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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