Systems Administrator

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Oct 04, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is currently looking for a Systems Administrator to support the work on the Aviation (AVN) Systems Integration Laboratories (SILs) located in Huntsville, Alabama (Redstone Arsenal).


  • Operate as the system admin for the AVN SILs 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
  • Schedule backups, installations, and upgrades and maintain the system hardware and software in accordance with the customer’s IT and IA policies and procedures
  • Works with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions
  • The identification, documentation and mitigation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities using the Risk Management Process (RMF) and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Providing robust implementation of good security practices and technical insight on remediation of cybersecurity concerns via direct interaction with the software development team.
  • The position requires daily interaction with the AVN SIL leadership and Software Engineering teams to review security design requirements, evaluate proposed technical solutions for remediation of software vulnerabilities, and verify implementation of security updates for sustaining the current and future AVN SIL systems.



 Bachelors and 5 years related experience;4 years of experience can be used in lieu of a degree 

Clearance: Must have an active Secret Clearance; US citizenship is required


  • Security + or DOD 8570 IAT Level II complaint certification
  • Computing Environment (CE) certificate


The prospective candidate should possess hands on experience with:

  • Windows Server and Client OS experience
  • CentOs and command line environment to implement Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Juniper Switches (desired/not required)
  • Experience working with routers
  • Networks and network configuration experience
  • Knowledge about DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the accreditation process for DoD systems

Understanding of the following: (Desirable / Not Required)

  • EMASS (Enterprise Mission Assurance Security System)
  • ACAS (Assured Compliance Assessment Scanner)
  • HBSS (Host Based Security Solution)
  • IAVMs ( Information Assurance Vulnerability Management)
  • CVE’s (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures; per MITRE/SANS
  • CWE’s (Common Weakness Enumeration), per MITRE/SANS
  • US-CERT Secure Coding Standards