Senior Systems Administrator

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Jun 16, 2021

Job Description

Description

SAIC has an immediate opportunity for a Linux/Solaris Systems Administrator on the Apache (AH-64D) Post Production Software Support (PPSS) project at Systems Simulation and Software Integration (S3I) in Huntsville, AL.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Operate as the system admin for the Apache PPSS lab and report to the project manager
  • Work independently with general direction and as a team member
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers, Windows 10 workstations, and Solaris 10 servers.
  • Manages multiple servers comprising multiple virtual machines (VMs) using VMware’s ESXi hypervisor, vSphere client VM manager, and vCenter system manager.
  •  Continually monitors and tunes system resources to achieve optimum performance, maximize system uptime, and troubleshoot system problems
  • Performs complex software installations and upgrades to the operating systems, system services, application support packages, and application programs for Windows, and Linux software product deliverables
  • Schedule backups, installations, and upgrades and maintain the system hardware and software in accordance with the customer’s IT and IA policies and procedures
  • Ensure system and application data recoverability by maintaining a schedule of system backups, database archives, and restoration operations
  • Provide quick reaction support to the Common Test Environment (CTE) development team and the gov't customer, to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system problems
  • Works with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions
  • Works with the engineering team to plan, implement, and test upgrades to the system hardware and software
  • Works with the IA team on security vulnerability and compliance scanning of the system servers and workstations as required under a DoD Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Works with the IA team to maintain a Risk Management Framework (RMF) posture and participate in the RMF activities required to achieve and maintain an ATO
  • Executes and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules
  • Conducts hardware and software audits of servers, workstations, and mobile devices to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines
  •  Successful candidate will be able to perform day-to-day maintenance, operations and support for enterprise level operating systems, zero clients and servers.
  • Will direct and perform upgrades to end user and network operations center systems.
  • Monitors system analyzing appliances and takes action as necessary to tune system performance and/or mitigate actual and perceived threats to systems.
  • Ensures data integrity and storage to Federal standards.
  • Conducts audits of equipment and production systems and creates appropriate reports.
  • Support VDI/VMware environment

Qualifications

REQUIRED 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 (years of experience can be used in lieu of degree)

Clearance: Must have an active Secret Clearance to be considered

Certifications:

Must have a CompTIA Security+ certification

Must have a RedHat Linux certification

Required Skills:

  • Experience in Linux operating systems
  • Experience in Windows server and workstation system administration including Windows Server 2012 and 2016.
  • Solaris 10 server experience
  • Experience in VMware virtual machines, services, and tools
  • Experience in the interpretation of IA vulnerability and compliance and scan reports and the implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to remove vulnerabilities for IA compliance
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Experience in server architectures, storage architectures, virtualization, monitoring tools, backup/restore, performance tuning/capacity planning, documentation, server management
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills for effective interaction with customers and co-workers