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Senior Linux System Administrator

Job ID: 2114342
Location: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 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

A leader in the exciting and growing field of High Performance Computing (HPC) SAIC is searching for a Linux System Administrator to join our team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) located at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Program Job Description:

Perform standard Linux System Administration duties as required to maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems consisting of standalone, virtual machine, and large scale High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster based systems including coordination with network administrators.  Additional duties are:

  • Setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.
  • Developing and monitoring policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Responsibilities associated with successful design, support, and integration of HPC clusters (computation, storage and infrastructure), software, scheduling, and research applications in order to meet the computational needs of DoD scientists.
  • Participating in the installation, integration, acceptance testing, and on-going maintenance of our HPC systems and software environment. 
  • Assisting with forecast resource limitations and provide recommendations for increasing the efficiency of our resources through proper scheduling and load balancing techniques

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma and nine (9) years or more experience; OR Associates and seven (7) years or more experience; OR Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; OR Masters and three (3) years or more experience; 
  • DoD TS clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI required.
  • This position may need to provide after-hours support, respond to emergencies, and resolve problems. 

Certifications:

  • DoD 8570 certification required, i.e. Security+ required prior to start date
  • OS (Operating System) certification, Linux+, RedHat, etc within 30 days of start date 

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience with compiling, installing, and porting software.
  • Ability to understand application-scaling issues related to problem resolution, algorithm choice.
  • Storage Architectures: SAN, SAS, FC, SATA, Bandwidth, Performance
  • Ability to manage development of appropriate application benchmarks, analyze results and determine optimal configurations for processor type/speed, size of memory/cache, and memory interconnect fabric for customer problem domains.
  • Solid knowledge of Linux and general Unix operating systems concepts as well as extensive systems administration experience  
  • Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos and Unix OS hardening to DoD STIG standards.
  • Ability to create and maintain Information Assurance (IA) compliance documentation of the Information System. Ability to develop and maintain documentation on system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks

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.


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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