Linux System Administrator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a mid-level Linux System Administrator experienced with Windows servers 2019, Ubuntu 14/16 and CentOS 6/7 operating systems to join a newly formed Operations and Maintenance Team.  The candidate must be able to support a second shift schedule, 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) from 1200 - 2000 or 1300 - 2200, as well as occasional off-hours support (8 hour shifts within those time frames).

The Linux System Administrator will be responsible for maintaining, scheduling, executing software and hardware upgrades, patches, and reconfigurations; identifying and troubleshooting hardware and software issues with workstations and servers; and continuous system monitoring.  The candidate must be able to read, create, and maintain detailed documentation; be willing to partake in group collaboration and project planning; and effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels within the organization.


  • 3-5 years of Linux system administration experience
  • Degree in Computer Science, Systems Administration, Information Technology, or closely related field, or 8+ years equivalent working experience
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with Linux administration, to include familiarity with troubleshooting network, local storage, and programs/utilities issues; working understanding of IPtables, tcpdump, OpenVPM.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with virtualization experience with vSphere (vCenter/ESXi hosts) and troubleshooting virtual machine/operating systems in virtual environments
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with creating, updating, and executing basic scripting (batch, PowerShell, BASH, Python)
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with Cloud Service Providers and administration (i.e. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with automation tools (Ansible, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHSCA)

Desired Qualifications

Desired Certifications:
  • Hands-on experience with Windows domain setup, group policy, and user account administration
  • AWS
  • Windows
  • A+/N+/Security+