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Senior Network Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2117194
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
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Job Description


SAIC has an opportunity for a Senior  Network Tools Engineer in Springfield, VA!

This position is not immediately available.  Communications regarding details, interviews, etc may be delayed.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support engineering and tier 2/3 O&M for network monitoring (traffic, health, faults), and/or security related tools systems.
  • Provide Tier II/III Support to include in-depth analysis and troubleshooting of issues
  • Support remediation of patch and package installation failures, installing or removing patches, and proactively maintaining and monitoring system compliance
  • Perform O&M activities related to the management of enterprise tools to include maintenance actions, engineering changes, upgrades, and remediation of potential security vulnerabilities. [
  • Support A&A efforts and the development of systems administration processes for 24/7 Operations personnel.
  • Support Configuration and Change Management processes to obtain approval and document system modifications and software/patch deployments.


Required Education & Experience

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experienceas a hands-on systems engineer; 
  • Must be able to multi-task in a dynamic, fast-paced, environment, have good communication skills, work well in a team environment, have good interpersonal skills, be a quick learner, and have a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Hands-on experience with engineering and administrations of systems/tools with subject matter expertise being in network monitoring (traffic, health, faults), and/or security related tools systems.
  • Basic knowledge of network and network device characteristics.
  • Experience with Microsoft Server systems administration
  • Experience with Linux systems administration
  • Hands-on experience supporting requirements gathering, systems development, systems testing, deployment and customer acceptance
  • Must be able to support the generation of documented processes and procedures for use by operations personnel.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with Hardware/Software Change and Configuration Management Processes
  • Must have strong communication skills with both Technical and Non-Technical personnel.
  • Basic familiarity with databases querying (basic SQL expertise or learning).

Required Clearance

  • Must hold an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Hands-on experience engineering/supporting systems on Linux Platforms
  • Hands-on experience engineering, configuration and administrating network monitoring tools (e.g. LiveAction, Niksun, other Netflow and packet capture tools).
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM)
  • Advanced Security certifications (e.g. CISSP, Security+) and training in enterprise systems and/or tools
  • Experience supporting Department of State, other Federal, or DoD systems on both unclassified and classified networks
  • Experience with data visualization techniques and technologies
  • Powershell scripting
  • VSphere experience

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