IT Storage Administrator

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/28/2017 11:16 AM)
Job Location
USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-NC-Conover
Required Clearance
No clearance
Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


Department of Defense security clearance not required at time of hire. Applicants selected may 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 an IT Storage 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.



  • May design and develop data storage systems, processes and enhancements for company's complex high traffic, business critical internet site communications and/or network-based (cloud) product systems
  • May lead the design of enterprise storage environments, including enterprise storage arrays, fiber channel switches and Network Attached Storage (NAS) physical and virtual tape devices
  • May develop solutions and processes for reliable and stable data storage management, security, backup, restoration, archiving and replication
  • Assists with the implementation of new or additional storage technology to improve infrastructure service locally and remotely
  • Responsible for advanced configuration, administration and support of data backup and restoration and/or storage systems, including network interfaces
  • May perform advanced backup and/or storage related administration of physical and virtualized servers
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
  • Participates in the development of organization's goals and objectives
  • Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
  • May lead the creation and maintenance of backup and/or storage related standards, policies, processes, system documentation and Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Establishes peer-to-peer mentoring relationships
  • Facilitates goal setting and problem solving on the team
  • Monitors status and performance of backup and/or storage systems; may configure monitoring systems
  • Works independently, within standard processes, to repair defects, perform upgrades and preventative maintenance across the enterprise
  • Responds promptly to day-to-day client problems, requests or inquiries
  • May create plans, designs, and implement necessary configurations to ensure compliance with security policies and procedures
  • Interacts with external technology vendors and internal teams to troubleshoot issues and implement solutions
  • Independently identifies tasks or projects that need to be done and effectively prioritizes time to complete multiple assignments
  • Insures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs
  • May lead process improvement efforts
  • Recommends tools for use within the storage and/or backup environment
  • May provide guidance to non-exempt personnel
  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
  • This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments 


  • Broad application of backup and/or storage principles, theories, and concepts
  • Solid understanding of Server operating systems and basic network principles
  • Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems
  • 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 and IT leadership
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a high-performing team
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes
  • Practical knowledge of access, permissions and security related to backup and/or storage systems
  • Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentation
  • Must have hands-on experience supporting enterprise server, backup and/or storage solutions
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify risks and suggest remediation plans
  • Enhanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Broad troubleshooting knowledge to include the areas of storage, backups, server operating systems and networks
  • Ability to be a significant contributor to the fulfillment of projects and organizational objectives
  • Ability to lead small teams to drive tasks to completion
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology and processes, willingly considers new ideas & perspectives
  • Takes initiative in proposing ideas, soliciting input, and optimizing solutions


  • Experience with EMC VNX, Unity, XtremIO, Data Domain or NetApp FAS platforms is highly desirable.

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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