Senior Systems Administrator

2 months ago
ID
2017-28020
USA-CA-San Jose
Required Clearance
TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
Category
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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience.

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is at time of hire.  Will need to be able to obtain a Polygraph within 24 months 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Administrator.  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.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
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
Serves as a front line interface to users with technical issues
Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff
Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users
The Server System Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day support of Server services
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, maintains, troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers
Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies
Performs administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies
Executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers
Executes Security Compliancy processes and policies
Begins to provide mentoring to less experience IT personnel
Provides detailed technical, business or application knowledge to team members
Leads small continuous process improvement efforts
Maintains Server related standards, policies, and procedures
Researches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders

Maintain networks related standards, policies, and procedures

Maintain desktop administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, patching, and hardening

Maintain desktops related standards, policies, and procedures 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields
Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems
Uses judgment within defined policies and practices
Works under limited direction
Determines and develops approach to solutions
Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives have been met
Contributes to the development of organization's goals and objectives
Requires a solid understanding of Server based operating systems
As the Subject Matter Expert have the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences, and IT leadership
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff, and IT leadership
Ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance team
Enhanced analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement project plans for upgrades and system enhancements
Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentation
Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the Server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
Must have hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions
Ensures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs
Lead large team to drive tasks to completion
Takes ownership of getting the task done on schedule and within budget
Leadership ability to effectively motivate, guide and influence others to successful outcomes
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Practical knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
Elevate more complex issues
Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes











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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