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Linux Administrator

Job ID: 2205723
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, 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: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Linux Systems Administrator to support the US Navy’s Computer Network Defense team in Charleston, SC.

  • Work primarily on RHEL 6.x and 7.x servers.
  • Work with several vendor proprietary Linux/Unix based operating systems to: Change/modify configuration files, Perform packet capture analysis, Restart services, Add/remove user accounts, Configure centralized authentication, and Review log files.
  • Assist in incorporating an existing POR into new system
  • Tasking includes but is not limited to troubleshooting, metrics collection, maintenance support, and the timely entry of communication and tasking into the ticket management tool (Remedy).
  • Provide onsite support to configure and deploy CND products.

Travel: Anticipated travel is up to 10%, both CONUS and OCONUS.  Candidate must have or be able to obtain a US Passport.



Required education and experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; or 9 years of related experience with a GED/HS degree.

Required skills: 

  • Strong experience with Linux based operating systems. 
  • General experience with Windows Server Administration and VMWare infrastructure.
  • Experience utilizing DISA STIGs to harden Windows and Linux systems to secure networks and security devices.
  • Networking experience with knowledge of TCP/IP, Firewall policies and operations, Virtual routers and Policy based routing, and Load balancing and Packet capture analysis.

Required clearance:

  • Active Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret.

Required certifications:

  • Must have one of the following security certifications: CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP+ CE, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, OR GCIH.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Security Onion is a plus.
  • One of the following OS Certifications:  Windows or Linux Variant, VMWare, MS SQL, Active Directory, HBSS, ACAS, SPLUNK, Server+, or similar.
  • Experience working with DISA ACAS (Tenable Nessus) and HBSS.

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.


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