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Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2205368
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2022
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 looking for a Principal Systems Administrator in in their Chantilly, VA location.

The Principal Systems Administrator is a crucial part of SAIC’s mission to deliver leading solutions, capabilities, and resources to our customers in the Department of Defense. As a subject matter expert in the fields of classified IT operations and system administration, you will join a team of high performing system administrators in our mission to operate, maintain, and support a wide range of technologies, missions, and solutions for SAIC and our customers. 

Candidates should be Windows Server subject matter experts with extensive experience engineering, managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and remediating Windows Servers and the networks they reside upon. Industry certification is not required, but the ideal candidate will display an engineer’s understanding of enterprise level Windows domains. Linux experience is desired but not required.  

Note: As this position supports classified networks almost exclusively, it is primarily on-site. 

What our team does:

  • Secures, maintains, operates, and supports myriad accredited systems supporting SAIC overhead functions, programs, and solutions. 
  • Proactively addresses requests, remediates issues, and identifies opportunities to ensure security compliance, ensuring that functional requirements are met and business objectives are achieved.
  • Works with colleagues throughout the SAIC, including technical support personnel, analysts, administrators, engineers, managers, and corporate officers to maintain continuous awareness of changing requirements, balancing priorities as necessary.
  • Provides support using ITIL and other standard life-cycle / system management processes e.g. Configuration/Change Management, Vendor/Supplier management, Resource/Capacity plans, and others as needed to affect forward-looking planning and management of the systems/operation of the business.
  • Collaborates together to share effective solutions to common problems, identify opportunities, recognize each other, and contribute to the success of the team as a whole.

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide technical and operational excellence:  Maintain world-class IT Infrastructure operations of assigned/designated work locations and networks, provides monitoring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting of network firewalls, switches, routers, VoIP Phones and other associated network hardware and software and supplies infrastructure support for other IT-related services, e.g. AV and VTC, as required.
  • Provide continuous Assurance: Maintain full awareness of Security, Regulatory, and Corporate policies/compliance requirements, interpreting and managing implementations of technology in support of those controls. Performs and provides proactive assessments and testing/validation of controls against requirements (self-auditing) as needed.
  • Collaborate and Inform: Actively participate and lead coordination, execution, and/or support activities with stakeholders, partners, and teammates to ensure awareness and the effectiveness of change control activities, risk reviews, and assessment activities.
  • Foster growth & innovation: Identifies areas requiring product or process improvement, engages with team members to design, implement, and verify improvement efforts (e.g. upgrades and hardware or software engineering change orders resulting in the desired performance improvement/compliance mitigation), applies your knowledge and experience to benefit the development of teammates and other peers.

Qualifications

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • At least ten (10) years of experience managing enterprise level Windows Server forests.
  • 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. OR Experience in liue of degree.
  • Administering and managing networks comprised of Windows servers, workstations, thin clients, and network devices, preferably in a Department of Defense / federal agency context.
  • Managing and maintaining identity and authentication solutions including Active Directory (including Group Policy management) and LDAP solutions generally. 
  •  Configuring and maintaining PKI and Multi-factor authentication solutions.
  • Applying Department of Defense and DISA security settings (STIGS) to Windows servers and workstations to ensure compliance with security requirements.

Experience: 

  • Managing Windows networks containing non-Windows servers, workstations, and network devices, preferably in a DoD / federal agency context. 
  • Applying Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes and NIST 80053 implementations in secure environments.
  • Reviewing, understanding, and implementing network and security protocols and methods (i.e. 802.1x, DHCP, VLANs, Firewalls, IPSEC/TLS, et al) and the interactions between these and desired solutions.

Familiarity with:

  • Securing and managing VMWare hypervisors and converged architecture, backups, and data protection/controls.
  • Basic Linux operation and commands.

Certification & Clearance Requirements

  • IAT-III Level Certification (CASP+,CISSP, GCIH) or the ability to obtain an IAT-III certification within 90 days 
  • Active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI

Desired Qualifications, Preferences:

  •  Agile Friendly: Familiar and comfortable with Agile methods (scrum/kanban), Agile work management platforms, and ITIL principles.
  • Communication & Presentation skills: Experienced and comfortable collecting, maintaining, and presenting information relevant to teams including Management, Stakeholders, Customers, and others including both Localized and Enterprisewide posture and readiness information e.g. Heatmaps, Dashboards, and Scorecards.
  • Depth of Security Knowledge: Specialized certifications including but not limited to DOD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) or DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), ISSEP.
  • Forward looking: Experienced with Cloud platform services in IL-5 or higher providers (e.g. AWS/Azure GovClouds) a plus
  • Collaborative: Comfortable working with and seeking out/engaging with others in-person, over standard collaboration platforms like Zoom/Teams including appearing on video (where permitted), and over the phone.
     




Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

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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