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Systems Administrator


SAIC is looking for a motivated Windows/Linux Systems Administrator to join a dynamic team in our Chantilly, VA office. The ideal candidate will work within a small team of Systems Administrators, Network Engineers and Software Developers to develop, install, operate, and maintain network, systems, and applications for multiple programs of interest and a large user base. The candidate will maintain backups, setup service user accounts and maintain various servers and services. The candidate must possess working knowledge in a variety of Information Technology (IT) infrastructures and enterprise system technologies supporting a virtual operating environment.

The candidate will:

-          Interact with users and evaluate vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation, and provides backup and recovery.

-          Set up Administrator and User accounts, maintain system documentation, coordinate with Network Engineers and Security personnel.

-          Install, configure, and maintain Windows based OS workstations, and Windows based OS and Linux based OS servers, including web servers, application servers, file servers.

-         Perform software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages. Develop workstation images and scan for Security vulnerability.

-          Monitor and tune systems to achieve optimum performance levels.

-          Ensure workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions and compliance with Security controls.

-          Ensure data/media recoverability by implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.

-          Develop and promote standard operating procedures.

-          Conduct hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. Affect minor repairs on workstation hardware.



Desired Qualifications


  • An active TS/SCI security clearance with poly is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline.
  • 9+ years of related technical work experience. Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in hardening and securing windows systems using STIGs.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Windows Sever 2012, Active Directory, Group Policy application, WSUS, Hyper-V, VMware, RHEL/Centos.
  • Solid understanding, familiarity and mastering of Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Must work well in a team or as individual contributor, understanding impact on mission. Significant customer interface requires personality for respectful and cooperative interactions.
  • Demonstrate a general commitment to excellence, a dedication to producing quality work results, and an ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Committed to customer service, well organized, able to plan and prioritize assignments, and able to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with network architectures to include inter-communications between servers/systems required by applications.
  • Understand network protocols and security controls applied to avoid/mitigate vulnerabilities.
  • Experience with equipment and systems: CISCO, Foundry/Brocade, Juniper, McAfee/Forcepoint firewall, ACAS/EVSS/Security Center, Dell Servers and Storage, HP Servers and Storage, VMWare. Experience with Servers and Software: Windows Sever 2012, Active Directory, Group Policy application, WSUS, Hyper-V, VMware, RHEL/Centos, IIS, Apache, SQL Server 2012.
  • Experience in ICD 503 accreditation process.
  • Familiarity with DoD Information Security Policies, Information Assurance practices, and Assessment & Authorization (A&A) requirements

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
United States
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