Windows System Administrator at SAIC (Baltimore, MD)

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SAIC is currently seeking to hire a Windows Systems Administrator to provide Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Solutions team located in Aberdeen, Maryland. The team is using innovative software and hardware tools to both re-write legacy systems and create new features to maximize cost savings, resource utilization and provide a solution to unique Army application hosting, management and deployment challenges.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Operates as a member of the project's engineering team in an Agile engineering environment
  • Works independently with general direction and as a team member under the direction of the project's engineering team lead. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades for Windows Server 2012 R2, 2019, Windows 10 workstations and laptops, and Android mobile devices.
  • Manages multiple servers comprising multiple virtual machines (VMs) using VMware's ESXi hypervisor, vSphere client VM manager, and vCenter system manager
  • Manages Cisco network switches including the configuration and maintenance of virtual local area networks (VLANs)
  • Continually monitors and tunes system resources to achieve optimum performance, maximize system uptime, and troubleshoot system problems
  • Able to work within a hybrid environment to include On-premise and AWS GovCloud workloads
  • Provides inputs and updates to the required system documentation, such as the System Administration Guide
  • Performs complex software installations and upgrades to the operating systems, system services, application support packages, and application updates for Windows and Android software product deliverables
  • Schedules backups, installations, upgrades, and maintains the system hardware and software in accordance with the customer's IT and IA policies and procedures
  • Ensures system and application data recoverability by maintaining a schedule of system backups, database archives, and restoration operations
  • Provides support to the Operations team and the customer's users 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 in both on-premise and cloud environments
  • 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

Required Education:

Bachelors degree with nine (9) years of experience; four (4) years of experience accepted is lieu of degree.

Required Skills:
  • Windows server and workstation system administration including Windows server/LDAP/AD
  • Experience in VMware virtual machines, services, and tools
  • Experience in the use of Windows scripting languages as well as the development, test, use, and maintenance of scripts on Windows servers
  • Basic understanding of system acceptance testing (SAT), operational test readiness review (TRR), and discrepancy reporting (DR)
  • Basic understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)
Required Clearance:

Must have an active Secret with the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret / SCI clearance; US Citizenship is required

Required Certifications:

IAT Level II/8570 compliance - Security + and Computing Environment (CE) Cert

Desired Skills:
  • Linux server and workstation system administration including RHEL/CentOS
  • Experience in the use of Linux scripting languages as well as the development, test, use, and maintenance of scripts on Linux servers
  • Experience with the Agile/Scrum methodologies, i.e. release planning, sprints, daily standup, backlog refinement, and retrospectives
  • Experience with Atlassian Suite Products (ex. JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Preferred familiarity with the following SW and applications:
    • Amazon Web Services - VPC, EC2, RDS, Console
    • VEEAM
    • Red Hat
    • Command line - comfort with Windows and Linux OS
  • Experience with PostgreSQL database server and databases
  • Experience with Information Assurance vulnerability scanning tools including Nessus and SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC)
  • 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

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
More Information on SAIC
SAIC operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Reston, VA. SAIC was founded in 2013. It has 34621 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 699 open jobs at SAIC, click here.
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