Senior System Administrator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


The systems administrator (SA) will be responsible for administration of Windows and Linux based desktop systems for test and development supporting an Army project. The SA will support the project in the troubleshooting of test/development systems, establishing standard operating procedures, user/system management, system patching, and maintaining a system security posture in compliance with DoD information assurance policy, including Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) execution, compliance with risk management framework, and DoD/Army cybersecurity best practice conformity.


The SA will have the opportunity to both manage established and successful systems as well as implement system automation for patching, security baseline compliance, and improve lab Information Technology (IT) as needed.




PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience



  • Responsible for ensuring smooth IT Infrastructure operations to SAIC workforce assigned to designated work locations and networks.

  • IT Support for monitoring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting of network firewalls, switches, routers, and other associated network hardware and software.

  • Interfaces with the employees/customers to ensure new IT systems (HW, SW and networks) are coordinated through all corporate interfaces (Security, ITO Directorates).

  • Conducts on-site installation and testing and maintenance of IT equipment to ensure proper working order.

  • Responsibilities include oversight and integration support of existing hardware, software, network configurations and new system initiatives for all sites within area of responsibility.

  • Installation of software maintenance releases or hardware upgrades including the oversight of the installation process and test procedures to diagnose and resolve product performance problems at installation.

  • Identifies areas requiring product improvement and works with program and ITO to implement upgrades and hardware or software engineering change orders.



  • Experience in troubleshooting and managing TCP/IP isolated networks and managing DHCP/DNS
  • Experience in management and troubleshooting of DoD Linux, Windows, and network systems
  • Experience in implementing system and security controls within a DoD IT environment
  • Manage installation and configuration of various COTS/GOTS/custom software and systems in accordance with DISA STIGs
  • Familiarity with vulnerability management of IT systems and maintaining a Plan of Action and Milestones (PoAaM) for Government lab systems in accordance with DoD best practice
  • Baseline certifications for appointment as a systems administrator per DoD 8570.01-M (Active Security + w/CE), current Microsoft/Linux computing environment certification, or ability to obtain a computing environment certification within 6 months of appointment
  • Must have knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST 800-53 implementations in secure environments.

  • Current SECRET


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a computer related field

  • Experience in software development (C, C++)

  • 10 – 15 years in management of DoD lab systems in accordance with best practice, identifying and implementing system improvements

  • Experience in Perl/Python languages

  • Experience in interoperability with Army C2 systems

  • Experience in documenting as-built IT systems, including standard operating procedures, configurations, etc.

  • Implementing system scripts/automation to improve, manage, and patch systems and assist in system testing

  • Experience with Army radio communications for C2 systems; BFT experience preferred

  • Proactively monitor IT systems within a lab environment and identify critical needs for improvement

  • Comfortable with migrating software and systems amongst different operating systems

Desired Qualifications