NASA Systems Administrator

  • SAIC,
  • Huntsville, AL
  • 2 hours ago
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Systems, Security, System, Windows, VM, Linux, Risk Management, MCSE, Java
Full Time

Job Description

Job ID: 2111695

Location: HUNTSVILLE , AL , US

Date Posted: 2021-08-06

Category: Information Technology

Subcategory: Sys Administrator

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI

Potential for Remote Work: No


Job Description:

SAIC has an immediate opportunity for a Systems Administrator on the NASA National Security Systems Team (NSS) at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. This position requires a Secret Clearance, with the ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI.

Job duties:
  • Work independently with general direction and as a team member under the direction of the lead system engineer
  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes
  • Provide timely response and support during scheduled and authorized non-business hours to ensure continuity of services to the network environment
  • Configuring and maintaining the networked computer system, including hardware, system software, and applications
  • Diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, networking, and system issues when they arise
  • Replacing and upgrading defective or outdated components when necessary
  • System monitoring and maintenance including configuration & security management, patching, automation, hardening and system upgrades
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades for Windows Server, CentOS servers, and Windows 10 workstations
  • Manage multiple servers comprising multiple virtual machines (VMs) using VMware's ESXi hypervisor, vSphere client VM manager, and vCenter system manager
  • Performs complex software installations and upgrades to the operating systems, system services, application support packages, and application programs for Windows, Linux, and other software product deliverables
  • Ensure system and application data recoverability by maintaining a schedule of system backups, database archives, and restoration operations
  • Provide quick reaction support to the Operations team and the NASA customer to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system problems
  • Work with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions
  • Work with the engineering team to plan, implement, and test upgrades to the system hardware and software
  • Work 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)
  • Work 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
  • Utilize system-analyzing appliances to implement changes to optimize system performance, maximize system uptime, and mitigate actual or perceived threats to production systems


  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and zero (0) years or more related experience; (can substitute 2 years of experience in lieu of degree)
  • Active Secret clearance. Must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • 2 years' experience in Windows server and workstation system administration including Windows Server 2012 and 2016.
  • 1 year 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

  • Security+ CE, MCSA, MCSE, VM Certifications
  • Experience with the Java runtime environment and the Java programming language and tools on Linux and Windows platforms

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Dice Id : 10111346
Position Id : 2111695
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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