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SAIC Senior Systems Administrator in RESTON, Virginia

Description

SAIC has an opening for a Senior Systems Administrator supporting a DoD contract located in Reston, VA.

Job Description:

  • Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure.

  • Experience maintaining and patching systems within a closed network environment

  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools.

  • Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.

  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.

  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.

  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.

  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.

  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.

  • Periodically assist with DevOps and SecDevOps processes.

  • Assist in creating and maintaining programmatic and technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.

  • Provide assistance in managing and documenting system configurations

  • Deploy product/solution in support of a DoD contract in capacity of systems administrator.

  • Participate in test coordination and oversight for all applications and systems supported by the program

  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configuration of hardware peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of related experience; 4 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree

Required Certification:

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) Certification

  • Security+ Certification

Required Skills:

  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX/Linux based environments

  • Proven skills working in multi-flavored environment (e.g., Windows, RHEL, CentOS, Debian)

  • Knowledge of Cloud based environment (e.g., servers and endpoints)

  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware 6x, Docker, OpenShift 4x)

  • Managing Network File System (NFS) in Red Hat OpenShift 4x environment

  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Python, Perl, Ruby)

  • Solid networking knowledge (Cisco, OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong analytical skills

Highly Desired Skills:

  • Experience managing NFS storage within a cloud environment (e.g., Nutanix, Prism, VMware 6x)

  • Knowledge with monitoring systems (ElasticSearch, Splunk)

  • Experience with automation software (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, cfengine, Chef)

  • Experience managing Single Sign-On using tools like AD/LDAP/SAML/OIDC

  • Knowledge of the following tools: Jenkins, GitHub, Nexus, Jira, Confluence, Cloud based server stack (e.g., Nutanix, Dell, HP)

Required Clearance:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Must be able to obtain Top Secret level clearance

REQNUMBER: 2110644

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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