Linux System Administrator (SR949) Job - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

New Mexico
United States

Linux System Administrator (SR949) (Job Number:440140)


Job Description:

Linux System Administrator (SR949) opening for an experienced Linux System Administrator. This position will require the candidate to have experience leading a technical team with a heavy focus on Linux server and desktop support. The candidate will support the customer’s Linux systems. This position is very customer focused requiring interpersonal exchanges with the end user around the support and service of their Linux desktop systems and servers.


The primary responsibilities include handling requests for assistance through various medium including walk-in requests, email, and trouble ticket submissions. This is a high visibility position and requires a willingness and ability to handle interruptions, and excellent time management and prioritization skills with the ability to prioritize work and manage responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must possess drive and passion for achieving quality results. Daily work typically includes:

Desktop Support:

Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues with Red Hat or Ubuntu Linux systems, Linux OS installations and configuration, data migration, consulting end users on various hardware, software, operating system principles, documenting work in ITSM tickets, adding documentation to Knowledge Base. Deployment testing of Red Hat OS upgrades and patch delivery.

Server Administration:

Maintain a patching / update schedule for Center and Project servers, reviewing system logs, maintaining uptime and availability, respond to alarms and outages, managing user access, hardware troubleshooting and upgrades, data migration and management, coordinating and monitoring system backups, assist with planning future implementations of server hardware, virtualization, data center consolidation. Participate in other project work that may arise in order to improve efficiency, or site-wide Linux testing and research to improve Linux provisions to the entire laboratory.



Required Skills / Experience:

Bachelors degree (4 years additional experience in lieu of degree)

No clearance is required to start but must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance

2 yrs. demonstrated experience in Linux desktop and server support (Red Hat Enterprise Linux preferred)

Strong hardware troubleshooting experience

Installation and configuration experience of computer hardware, operating systems and applications

Experience troubleshooting network issues, knowledge of seven layer model, subnet/VLAN concepts

Motivated self-starter

Ability to prioritize work and demonstrated task management skills

Proven documentation skills using a trouble ticket system (Remedy/ITSM preferred)

Excellent customer service skills and passion for helping people solve difficult problems

Desired Skills / Experience:

Active DOE security clearance

Remedy / ITSM trouble ticket system

Ubuntu Linux

Linux+ certification or LPIC-1 certification

Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

VMWare Workstation and ESXi


Knowledge of Git Repos and software development principles

Apache and Tomcat web server

IP Tables and Linux Firewalls

Mac experience

Familiarity with cyber security vulnerability assessments and mitigation

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 29, 2018, 2:59:29 PM
Primary Location: United States-NM-ALBUQUERQUE
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time