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NASA Systems Administrator Sr

Job ID: 2113166
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

Sr. Systems Administrator

NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) – Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Contract (SMAEC) II.  Houston, Texas

 Primary Responsibilities

As a member of the SAIC Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Facility, Data and Information Technology Management team, selected candidate will provide overall systems administration support for the SMA Directorate at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).  Candidate will be responsible for overall systems-administration support for the Johnson Space Center (JSC) SMA directorate related to servers and related systems in a Microsoft Windows environment.

Job Description

Candidate will provide all aspects of systems administration support for SMA in a VMWare Virtual Microsoft Windows server environment.  Position involves having strong skills related to installing, configuring and maintaining Windows server hardware and software, and keeping servers on-line, backed up, replicated and fully functional at all times.  Position also involves having strong systems administration skills in supporting servers that host applications with web front ends and database back ends.  Candidate must also possess a solid understanding of IT security best practices and have the skills necessary to implement IT-security safeguards for protecting SMA data and systems.  Position involves working closely with application-development teams, providing the server administration support needed for development, testing and production environments.  Assignments for this position are given in the form of objectives and the selected candidate must establish goals to meet objectives.  Formal schedules must be developed and maintained for assigned projects.  Selected candidate must also be able to accomplish tasks with limited oversight by management and work with no instruction on routine tasks and general instructions on new assignments.  Candidate may also be responsible for the technical direction, leadership, and training of less experienced staff.  The position requires support of information systems through their lifecycle, including an SA stakeholder role in directorate information systems security plans, and direct communication with the SMA Information System Security Officer (ISSO). SMA SA frequently interacts with other FD&ITM personnel and Information Resources Directorate (IRD) personnel at JSC.  Selected candidate will function as the systems administration point of contact for the SMA Directorate and will represent SMA at IRD forums and technical meetings.  

Qualifications

Education:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 10+ years of experience in operating systems experience. 
  • May accept technical certifications or related work experience in lieu of education requirements. 

 

Clearance:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

 

 Required Skills:

  • Must have a high level of proficiency with the following software/technologies: 
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019
  • Microsoft SQL 2016+
  • Microsoft Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) 
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Adobe Cold Fusion Administration  
  • VMware vCenter/vSphere, Group Policy
  • Active Directory ISS Management 
  • Must have the skills necessary to perform/oversee day-to-day operation activities such as: 
  • NIST SP 800 series implementation and the RMF
  • Configuring and monitoring event logs 
  • Managing NTFS permissions 
  • Installing operating system, application updates and security patches, and troubleshooting/resolving hardware and software issues that arise 
  • Establishing and maintaining a refresh schedule to replace legacy servers with new replacements and manage the related server migrations 
  • Possess knowledge of disaster/contingency planning and implementation 
  • This position is local to the Houston area.  Candidate must live within close proximity to JSC in order to provide support to the servers and customers at JSC.
  • Candidate must also possess strong verbal and written communication skills and interact effectively with all levels of personnel.  The ability to work closely with others in a team environment is also necessary. 

 


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.


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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