Senior Systems Administrator

2 weeks ago
USA-CO-Colorado Springs
Required Clearance
Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degre

Responsibilities for this Position


General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for experienced Systems Administrators.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



  •  Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems

  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems

  • Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases

  • Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
  • Performs Server administration for Server Operating Systems
  • Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers
  • Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware
  • Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
  • Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers
  • Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools
  • Performs troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers

  • Troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders
  • Develops and executes tests based on test plans for assigned tasks
  • Transforms basic designs into solutions that present low impact to business operations
  • Independently identifies tasks or projects that need to be done and effectively prioritizes time to complete multiple assignments




  • Full use and application of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques
  • Uses judgment within defined practices and procedures
  • Requires a good understanding of Server based operating systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in developing and implement plans for upgrades and system enhancements
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in writing policies, procedures, and create system documentation
  • Strong troubleshooting skills within the Servers OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Takes initiative in proposing ideas, soliciting input, and optimizing solutions




Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field is preferred. Experience in the following products/technologies is highly desired:


- Linux

- Citrix

- Oracle


- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

- Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

- ClearCase (configuration management)

- Git (configuration management)

- Web services

Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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