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SAIC Sr. Linux Systems Engineer (SR1175) in ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico


SAIC has an opening for a Sr. Linux Systems Engineer. This position requires proven capabilities in supporting legacy equipment with the goal of implementing modern hardware and software; possessing education and experience in computer science, information technology or software development. The candidate will work with a highly technical team to perform stockpile evaluation tests while learning about the United States Security Enterprise, weapon design and function.

Typical job responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshoot hardware, networking and software problems in multi-node environment

  • Configure and install operating system and application software on bare-metal computers, virtual machines or containers

  • Oversee the execution of security measures called out in the security plan to include timely scans of network resources and software patches

  • Incorporate new design tools and approaches into our ever-improving design processes

  • Interface with other design engineers, systems engineers and subject matter experts in the performance of your design duties

  • Participate in scrum planning meetings, daily stand-ups, sprint and iteration demos

  • Act as on-call support for network issues and data transmittal issues

  • Be called upon to peer review other software design efforts and concepts within the center

  • Work with a highly technical team to perform stockpile evaluation tests

  • Create and maintain software documentation and updates

  • Occasional travel to an off-site location

  • Troubleshoot and modify legacy software in Java, C, C#, Bash script and Python


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree

  • An active DOE Q or DOD Top Secret with reciprocity security clearance is required to start

  • A minimum of 6 years of Senior Linux System Administration experience

  • 6+ years of demonstrated experience in a Large Enterprise environment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using Agile development workflow

  • National instruments software development

  • Current CCNA

  • Successful achievement as a RedHat Certified Engineer or higher

  • STIG system hardening – over 2 years of demonstrated experience in a DOD/DOE or similar environment

  • 3+ years of networking experience including firewall and switch configuration and maintenance


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