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SAIC EDIS Senior Systems Administrator in COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado


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.

  • Responsibilities Lead andperform in all facets of system administrator duties to include day-to-dayoperational maintenance, mission support tasks, urgent customer/userrequests for support, and upgrades for complex operating systems,workstations and servers

  • Work closely with NetworkEngineers, Cyber Engineers, System Administrators, and Systems Engineersto help determine, implement, and manage current and future operationalrequirements for mission critical Information Technology systems

  • Coordinate, direct and perform complexsoftware installations and upgrades to operating systems and layeredsoftware packages and services

  • Continually monitor multiple systemsto achieve optimum performance levels

  • Ensure mission data/media availabilityand recoverability by developing and implementing a schedule of systembackups and database archive operations

  • Recommends and makesdecisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effectiveachievement of program, project, or organizational objectives


  • Bachelor’sdegree with fourteen (14) years or more experience; Master’s degree with twelve(12) years or more experience; Doctorate degree with nine (9) years or moreexperience

  • ActiveTop Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI

  • CurrentDoD 8570 IAT level II approved certification (Security+) and the ability tomaintain all required DoD 8570 certifications

  • Strongbackground in configuring, administering, and maintaining computer serversystems and virtual machines

  • Demonstratedunderstanding and application of technical principles, theories, and conceptsin the field and general knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Backgroundin the use of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Recordof program or project management with the ability to organize efforts, achieveresults, document processes and findings, and brief senior management


  • Priorexperience supporting USSF (AFSPC) satellite operations or space missions

  • Knowledgeof VMware ESXi virtual environments and management of virtual servers

  • Knowledgeof Active Directory, security groups, and group policies

  • Certificationsand/or knowledge in MCSE, RHCE, Oracle, Cisco, Linux, ServiceNow

Desired Qualifications


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability