SAIC is seeking a Senior Principal System Administrator to support the U.S. Space Force (USSF), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Development Corps (DC), Innovation and Prototyping Directorate (DCI), Prototype Operations Division (SMC/DCIO) through the Engineering, Development, Integration, and Sustainment (EDIS) contract. SAIC will work with SMC to modernize satellite ground systems for the USSF through the Research and Development Space and Missile Operations (RDSMO) program, as well as the Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) project.
This position will provide technical leadership and support to all EDIS System Administrators on the Colorado Team. This is a day-staff position directly supporting operational satellite missions and units. This position may require after-hours or on-call support based on real-world events and mission requirements. Some travel will be required between EDIS locations in Colorado Springs, CO; Denver, CO; and Albuquerque, NM. This position is located at the customer site on Schriever AFB, CO.
Bachelor’s degree with fourteen (14) years or more experience; Master’s degree with twelve (12) years or more experience; Doctorate degree with nine (9) years or more experience
Active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
Current DoD 8570 IAT level II approved certification (Security+) and the ability to maintain all required DoD 8570 certifications
Strong background in configuring, administering, and maintaining computer server systems and virtual machines
Demonstrated understanding and application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field and general knowledge of other related disciplines
Background in the use of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Record of program or project management with the ability to organize efforts, achieve results, document processes and findings, and brief senior management
Prior experience supporting USSF (AFSPC) satellite operations or space missions
Knowledge of VMware ESXi virtual environments and management of virtual servers
Knowledge of Active Directory, security groups, and group policies
Certifications and/or knowledge in MCSE, RHCE, Oracle, Cisco, Linux, ServiceNow