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Patch Management Engineer

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Job ID: 2208925
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


The Vanguard 2.2.1 program currently has an opening for a Microsoft Windows Patch Engineer position for the Patch Management engineering team within the Vanguard Network Engineering and Design (NED) engineering office. Patch Management is comprised of a team that packages software and patches, makes them available to the enterprise, and in the case of Centralized Patch Management, targets all OpenNet systems overseas with updates.

The well qualified candidate will be a multifaceted individual with experience and interest in security related issues of systems management especially in the Microsoft and Linux arena. Specifically, this candidate will participate in the delivery of software updates and patches, as well as provide tier III support to resolve customer issues. Candidate will also be involved in R & D efforts related to systems management.

This role is temporarily a hybrid remote schedule due to Covid-19, but could be asked to return to the office full time at the request of the customer.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Enterprise Patch Management provides services including timely software, patch, security update packaging and distribution to DOS enterprise systems including Windows based Servers and Workstations.
  • Discovery, Risk Assessment, Packaging, Testing, Documenting and Delivery of Security Patches for applications included in the scope of the Enterprise Patch Management Program. 
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting patch and software packages created by EPM both proactively and in response to Remedy incidents.
  • Maintaining and upgrading the Patch Lab. Creating and maintaining program related Guidelines, SOPs, and status reports.
  • Re-engineering patch & software packaging, and reporting solutions as technologies change and/or problems are identified and mitigated.   
  • The team also supports CyberSecurity and Incident Response related packaging and deployment efforts. These duties include rapid and non-duty hours support for cybersecurity incidents, unexpected Foreign Post closures, Major Stakeholder break/fix support, and CIO/PDCIO special initiatives. 
  • EPM is also responsible for performing Operating System Deployment (OSD) engineering for Windows 10 platforms (1803 and 1909). These duties include WIM creation, task sequence creation, testing, and publishing in PAT OSD. This work now provides substantial support to updated platforms leveraged across the enterprise including the EMD/Go Desktop, Mobile DAW and GITM.


Required Education & Experience

  • BS degree and 5+ years of experience or no degree with additional years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • IT related degree, and /or experience with system management of Windows platforms.
  • Patch management experience especially with regard to Microsoft products, i.e. Windows Update Agent, MEM, and/ or WSUS.
  • Mid-to Senior level MECM administration experience.
  • Scripting language experience, specifically Powershell.
  • Compatibility Testing experience.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Required Clearance

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess a Secret clearance with upgrade ability to Top Secret. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of cyber security concepts.
  • Experience with patching Linux environment.

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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