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Senior Windows Systems Administrator

Company: SAIC
Location: Princeton
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:


SAIC is seeking a Senior Windows Administrator to join our program as a general technologist to support our NOAA GFDL

program in Princeton, NJ serving the NOAA GFDL lab in a highly scientific user and mission driven facility. This individual

would support both projects (60%) and user (40%) actives in a high interrupt tiered support environment requiring rapid

response to the most complex customer systems inquiries. The environment consists of a Core Windows Infrastructure

running on mostly Dell Hardware, with 200+ Linux workstations, 50+ Windows Workstations, and 20+ Mac Workstations.

On a daily basis this individual may divide their time between (1) managing Junior System Admins to support lower level

issues; (2) identifying, evaluating and prioritizing customer problems to ensure that inquiries are resolved appropriately;

(3) conducting project work on several complex system projects simultaneously; and (4) managing and actively reporting

on project status; (5) setting technical infrastructure direction and offering suggestions to improve and further automate

the environment;

The ideal candidate must be an independent self-starter, be system agnostic, and adept at supporting Linux, Windows

and Mac in a heterogeneous environment, where the Core Infrastructure is Windows, and have excellent customer facing

communication and consultation skills (with managers and/or scientists).

The duties will include, but not limited to:

Providing Mid-Tier to Top-Tier System Administration for client and server systems in heterogeneous environment, where

the Core Infrastructure is Windows based;

System Administration - Maintain IT Security posture according to organization requirements, manage rigorous patching

schedule for all system software and firmware, manage existing patching deployment tools, maintain and enhance current


Maintain, monitor, support, and upgrade as needed the infrastructure environment, including the Windows Core

Infrastructure, and lead enterprise base work initiatives and projects;

Support multiple systems or applications of medium to high complexity with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control,

integrity and accessibility;

Work with project managers to coordinate and plan project tasks and resources;

Integration solutions with other applications and platforms based on requirements;

Maintain a monthly patch schedule for all workstations, servers, cluster, hypervisors, etc.

Coordinate changes across multiple systems;

Perform routine maintenance tasks for infrastructure systems as follows, but not limited to:

o Highly available virtualization and database clusters;

o Web server clusters;

o File Share services (NFS/CIFS);

o Multi-Tiered Public Key Infrastructure;

o Virtual Desktop Infrastructure;

Working with engineers on the requirements and provides recommendations for improvements;

Recommend changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability and performance;

Coordinates problem resolution among a variety of functional areas and provides subject matter expertise support for

diagnosing and resolving problems;

Recommend and implement software or hardware changes to rectify problems or address improvement opportunities;

Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and standards;

Provide technical guidance, coaching/mentoring to team members;

Evaluate future technologies and makes recommendations for software and hardware upgrades;

Generate and validate IT system baselines, including validation of documentation;

Ensure IT system security basslines are met and security improvements are implemented across the server and client


Generate processes to ensure appropriate user privileges and access are granted, ensuring data integrity and security is


Work with vendors and architects to understand their technology roadmaps;

Develop plans to adopt new technology;

Writing/updating/enhancing system documentation concerning problem resolutions and HPC assets;

Writing technical justifications for the procurement of hardware & software;

Reviewing system inventory/warranty, plan upgrades for client and server systems;


Bachelors Degree and 5+ years of experience is preferred, or 8 + years of experience in lieu of degree

Experience with medium to large server/data center environment;

Experience working with Hypervisors, chassis, blade servers, and Production Cluster;

Automation and Load Balancing Experience;

Experience with CAC authentication solutions such as Centrify in an Active Directory Environment;

Experience managing and maintaining virtualization cluster preferably Ovirt and Hyper-V;

Experience managing and maintaining Active Directory;

Experience managing and maintaining database clusters, preferably Microsoft SQL cluster and Percona XtraDB/MySQLcluster;

Experience with system deployment, SW deployment and configuration management solutions: Ansible (most desired),Powershell (most desired), Satellite/Foreman/Spacewalk, Puppet, Symantec ITMS, Microsoft SCVMM;

Experience developing/diagnosing automation scripts (Ansible, Powershell);

In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Server/Client, and Redhat/CentOS Operating systems, and have experience developingsecurity baselines;

Knowledge of building systems for clients and servers; and knowledge of different classes of system architecture;

Experience managing VDI infrastructure; preferably Microsoft VDI solution;

Understanding of licensing structures for Microsoft and RedHat products;

Experience with CI/CD pipelines;

Experience with configuration and support of access methods e.g. VPN, SSH tunneling;

Experience with Backup solutions such as Bacula and or Veritas NetBackup;

Keeping up-to-date with current hardware/software events/releases

Experience managing and maintaining software scalable network file systems, and centralized storage appliances;

Experience managing, and support Active Directory with smart card authentication infrastructure;

Must have a strong automation experience, software deployment, and configuration management solutions for multipleenvironments;

US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in a STEM related field and 5+ years of experience

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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. REQNUMBER: 2400366

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

Keywords: SAIC, Trenton , Senior Windows Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Princeton, New Jersey

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