Linux System Administrator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is hiring a Linux System Administrator to join our team in Vicksburg, MS!


Program Requirement

In support of the Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), Team SAIC provides program management and technical support necessary to advance services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technologies.   Team SAIC is seeking a Jr. Linux Administrator to support a team of administrators with standard Linux system administration duties at ERDC in Vicksburg, Mississippi


Primary Responsibilities:

Perform standard Linux System Administration duties as required to maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems consisting of Linux based application and license servers, virtual machines, and GP/GPU cluster based systems.  Coordination with network administrators required.  Additional duties are:

  • Setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.
  • Developing and monitoring policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Participating in the installation, integration, acceptance testing, and on-going maintenance of our HPC systems and software environment. 
  • Assisting with forecast resource limitations and provide recommendations for increasing the efficiency of our resources through proper scheduling and load balancing techniques.  


Required Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelors degree; Additional experience in lieu of degree
  • 2+ years of related IT experience
  • General knowledge of Linux and general Unix operating systems concepts as well as systems administration experience  
  • Ability to develop and maintain documentation on system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks
  • Ability to create and maintain Information Assurance (IA) compliance documentation of the Information System

Desired Skills and Abilities


  • Experience with compiling, installing, and porting software.
  • Ability to understand application scaling issues related to problem resolution, algorithm choice.
  • Experience with Storage Architectures: SAN, SAS, FC, SATA, Bandwidth, Performance
  • Ability to manage development of appropriate application benchmarks, analyze results and determine optimal configurations for processor type/speed, size of memory/cache, and memory interconnect fabric for customer problem domains.
  • Familiar in multi-factor authentication platforms and solutions, and Identity Management such as OpenID, LDAP, and Kerberos. 
  • Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos and Unix OS hardening to DoD STIG standards.


  • Ability to obtain a DoD interim Secret clearance prior to starting and the  ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret.



  • DoD 8570 Certification compliance – Security + prior to starting
  • OS cert, Linux+, RedHat, etc. 90 day waiver may be provided to obtain the OS cert



  • May require occasion after hours support and response to emergency situations for problem resolution

Desired Qualifications