Senior Systems Administrator Job - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Senior Systems Administrator (Job Number:441349)


SAIC has an immediate need for a Systems Administrator to support the Army Contracting Command Redstone located onsite at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.


- Performs high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for complex operating systems, workstations, servers, and mobile devices

- Coordinates, directs and performs complex software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages

- Schedules installations and upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures

- Continually monitors and tunes multiple systems to achieve optimum performance levels

- Ensures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities

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

- Plans and implements the modernization of servers

- Develops, implements and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules

- Conducts hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines

- Develops and implements new standards, policies, and procedures

- Works closely with the engineering team to help determine and develop the systems that will be implemented and maintained

- Participates in maintaining a Risk Management Framework (RMF) posture

- Participates in preparation for RMF activities and Authority to Operate (ATO) achievement

- Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors

- Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with customer objectives

- Works under general direction, independently determining and developing approaches to solutions.

- Reports directly to the project’s engineering lead on a daily basis


- BS degree with 14+ years of related experience

- Must have a strong background in virtual machine technologies and services including VMware and Amazon Web Services

- Must have a strong background in Linux and Windows server and workstation system administration including RHEL 6 and Windows Server 2012

- Must have a strong background in the use of Linux and Windows scripting languages as well as the development, test, use, and maintenance of scripts on Linux and Windows workstations and servers

- Must have a strong background in Information Assurance vulnerability scanning tools including Nessus and SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC)

- Must have experience in the interpretation of IA vulnerability scan reports and the implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to remove vulnerabilities for IA compliance

- Must have experience with the Java runtime environment and the Java programming language and tools on Linux and Windows platforms

- Must have experience with the Android OS on mobile devices including the installation and maintenance of software, tools, and licenses

- Must have experience with PostgreSQL database server and databases

- Must have experience with system acceptance testing (SAT), test readiness review (TRR), and discrepancy reporting (DR)

- Familiar with the Agile development method including release planning, sprints, scrums, and retrospectives

- Familiar with the use of the Atlassian tools including JIRA for sprint and issue management and Confluence for information sharing and document control

CLEARANCE REQURIED: Must have an active Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

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 23, 2018, 3:19:35 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-ABERDEEN
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time