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Job ID: 2200536
Location: HANSCOM AFB, MA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Senior Systems Engineer to be a part of our team at Hanscom AFB, MA. As a member of the team, you'll be providing installation, configuration, and management support to a Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) system and an integration lab.

The CSfC and integration lab development and management is part of a greater project to provide key design, installation, and research support to successfully implement a multilevel security (MLS) system meant to allow greater collaboration between various government networks. This project is on the forefront of new technologies and concepts including zero trust architecture, and SAIC will design, build, and test systems meant to challenge the existing paradigm of the USAF enterprise network architecture. If you're looking to expand your career with high-value skillsets, please apply!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, and test ESXi and vCenter, Windows and RHEL operating systems, system services, and endpoint security supporting an encrypted transport solution.
  • Stand up an integration lab based on VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF).
  • Prepare engineering plans and site installation technical design packages.
  • Manage storage, identity and access management, and system monitoring/auditing.
  • Perform functional and integration testing and provide recommendations to improve performance.
  • Automate configuration management, including modernization of network and systems administration functions (e.g., monitoring, logs, patching, and updates).
  • Analyze system designs for risks to data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Participate in the change control board process for controlled and deliberate system changes.
  • Apply process improvement practices for system installation, patching, and testing.
  • Provide technical and/or non-technical systems engineering support for requirements analysis, configuring, testing, design/development and deployment of systems and software.
  • Install and configure remote site CSfC instantiations based on customer direction.


  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Department of Defense security requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification or above
  • Experience with Active Directory, Group Policies, and DNS
  • Experience with MS SQL Server and PostgreSQL

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in McAfee ePO management.
  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting network management and auditing tools such as SolarWinds and Splunk. 
  • Experience troubleshooting, integrating, and/or supporting multiple computing systems, including Linux platforms, Windows platforms, ESXi, vCenter, etc.
  • Basic networking experience and experience troubleshooting firewalls is a plus.

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.


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