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Linux Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 2114294
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior 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. This position is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
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 – knowledge of Puppet and/or Ansible is required (Puppet preferred).
  • Participation 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 and ITMS’ goals.
  • Participation in day-to-day process and service optimization, issue discovery and remediation, along with membership in a rotating on-call schedule.
  • Project analysis, requirements gathering, analysis of alternatives, testing, and deployment.
  • Author, collaborate on, and maintain project, systems, services, and process documentation.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and 5 or more years of relevant experience; Masters and 3 or more years of relevant experience. Four years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. 
  • 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.
  • 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
 

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COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. 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. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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