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SAIC Linux Administrator in RESTON, Virginia


SAIC has an opening for a Linux Administrator. This is remote work that may be performed from any location within the United States. This remote worker position is for the senior member and technical lead of a team responsible for the design, implementation, and management of Linux operating systems, systems software and services, including deployment and management of solutions across AWS and Azure cloud infrastructures.

The individual will work with other Linux administrators and serve as a subject matter expert for diverse projects spanning multiple teams to support Managed Service’s product development teams and customer service delivery.

This position requires a well seasoned individual with hands-on experience designing and maintaining IT infrastructure who can work with solutions architects, networking and security teams, and other project stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work as a senior-member of Linux and Windows systems administration teams, networking, and security in supporting the projects deployed at multiple on-premises facilities and in cloud environments. This includes designing and deploying Linux-based solutions.

  • Provide cross-team deployment and administrative support for services including systems integration.

  • Create and extend system configuration and automation tools – knowledge of Puppet and/or Ansible is required (Puppet preferred).

  • Participation in all security processes, including security patching and auditing, security remediation, and disaster recovery operations.

  • Identify, experiment with, and adapt technologies that can better serve the customer and ITMS’ goals.

  • Participation in day-to-day process and service optimization, issue discovery and remediation, along with membership in a rotating on-call schedule.

  • Project analysis, requirements gathering, analysis of alternatives, testing, and deployment.

  • Author, collaborate on, and maintain project, systems, services, and process documentation.



  • Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of exerience, Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Required Skills:

  • Proven work experience as a Linux systems administrator, Red Hat-based distributions preferred.

  • Firm knowledge of configuration management in tools such as Puppet.

  • Practical experience in Bash and one additional scripting language such as Python.

  • Established understanding of DevOps principles and tools.

  • US Citizenship is required.

Desired Certifications:

  • RHCSA and/or RHCE

  • DevOps Foundations

  • AWS SysOps Administrator Associate

  • Azure Administrator Associate

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us ( and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.

Target salary range: $50,001 - $75,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

REQNUMBER: 2115604-2974

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