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Senior LINUX Engineer

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Job ID: 2120353
Location: FLEXWORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate need for a full time Senior Linux Engineer responsible for system administration of various Linux operating system flavors within a VMware and AWS (Amazon Web Services) environment. Responsible for system maintenance, as well as application installation and configuration within a Linux Operating System. The engineer will be supporting a data center migration task to both a cloud environment and another data center. The engineer will have the ability to utilize several migration techniques to support this migration.

Key technologies in this job role required are:
-Centos 7/8, Amazon Linux, Ubuntu 18/20
-VMware vCenter / vSphere / Horizon View
-Amazon Web Services
-Apache / NGINX Web Services
-High Performance Computing / Cluster Computing

Other desired technologies in position that are big pluses:

-Scripting (Shell or Python)
-Automated configuration management (Ansible)
-SLURM HPC Scheduler

Additional Responsibilities- Resolve escalated issues not only inside his/her own expertise but also willingness to accept challenges outside of expertise and comfort zone. Provide exemplary client communication skills. Work on multiple projects or tasks well with a sense of urgency and completing tasks on schedule while maintaining industry leading SLA and uptime. Able to quickly assess situations that require escalation to vendor support.



BS in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems/Engineering Degree or similar and 5+ of experience in Linux administration
1+ years of experience working in an AWS cloud environment
Advanced knowledge of clustering services, load balancing and replication services.
Demonstrated experience in creating documentation of designs and solution.
Exposure to application, database, storage and network configuration within a Linux operating system administration.
Ability to effectively communicate complex enterprise solutions to internal staff and customer
Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
Must be able to obtain a FDA Public Trust clearance
10+ years of hands on Linux experience

Previous FDA experience desired
One Linux related certification
AWS Solutions Architect or SysAdmin associate certification 
Experience with containerization and orchestration (Docker, Singularity, Podman, Kubernetes, ECS, EKS, Fargate)


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


Target salary range: $135,001 - $145,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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

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