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Principal Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 2207665
Location: HAMPTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 29, 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 Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking experienced and security-cleared System Administrators to support the Air Force's Air Operations Center (AOC) Falconer Weapon System team to perform tier one and two network support for all network systems. Systems Administrators must possess strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, in addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Government's systems hardware and software. The position requirements vary depending on system complexity, the types of operating and network systems being supported, and the size of the organization. A background in the specific types of hardware and software systems used by the Government is required. This position monitors and controls one or more mid-range application servers. Systems Administrators studies program operating instructions to determine equipment setup and operations Systems Administrators continuously observes the operation of assigned applications and storage devices to monitor system operation and determines the point of hardware or software failure. This position manipulates systems in accordance with standard procedures to continue operations when individual units of a system malfunction. Systems Administrators confer with software systems engineering or applications programming personnel in the event that errors require a change of instructions or sequences of operations. The Systems Administrators maintains operating records such as machine performance and production reports.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Installing operating system software, patches, and upgrades
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system hardware, software, and networking issues
  •  Configuring, optimizing, fine-tuning, and monitoring operating system software and hardware
  •  Performing system backups and recovery
  •  Conducting server builds
  •  Establishes complex operational databases, software configuration control and system interfaces for computer systems
  • Maintains file servers, network access; documents, analyzes and troubleshoots systems anomalies to ensure optimum equipment performance Educational Requirements:
  •  Stays abreast of industry developments and applicable Government regulations
  •  Performs audits, operational analysis and risk assessments
  •  Makes recommendations for enhancing services
  •  Formulates/Develop organizational system policies and procedures


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  •  DoDD 8570.01-M IAT II
  •  Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
  •  OR Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials
  •  OR Level 1 Unix System Administrator
  • 9 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  •  Working knowledge of network and information exchange technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, RESTful, SOAP and HTTP)
  •  Works independently with little to no supervision researching new technologies or comparing technologies to meet the customers need while providing an unbiased opinion
  •  Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Strong oral and written communications, analytical, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent judgement and self-motivation
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  •  Experience with GCCS Family of Systems (FOS)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Active US DoD Security Clearance granted within the last 5 years
  •  Graduate-level degree in Engineering or a related technical or business field.
  •  Experience working in Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) and general understanding of CAOC processes and procedures in support of execution of the Air Tasking Order (ATO) and Airspace Control Order (ACO).

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and eight years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

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.


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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