• Senior Systems Administrator

    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/9/2018 5:44 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Top Secret
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Top Secret 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. 


    Candidate is required to meet DoDD 8140 requirements for Security+ Certification at a minimum upon hiring or within a reasonable timeframe.  


    It is desired the selected candidate have the following certifications:  CISSP (Certified Information Security Specialist Professional) & CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Administrator).  An understanding of STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide), GPOs (Group Policy Object),  ACAS (Assured Compliance Assessment Solution) & HBSS (Host Based Security System) is highly desirable.  


    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.


    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 purchase
    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
    Creates scripts to automate repetitive processes
    Work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with Servers that are effecting other services
    Contributes and executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers
    Executes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policies
    Develops and maintains Server related standards, policies, and procedures
    Mentor team in the technology to allow them to be more knowledgably and self-sufficient
    Reviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies
    Implements administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies
    Implements administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies
    Researches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders
    Leads medium sized continuous process improvement efforts

    Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods
    Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist
    Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity
    Uses judgment within broadly defined policies and practices
    Work is accomplished without considerable direction
    Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment
    Represents the organization as the principal customer contact and generally performs in a program/project leadership role
    Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines
    Requires an advanced 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, 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
    Superior analytical and problem solving skills
    Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and lead team 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
    Takes ownership of getting project deliverables 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
    Skilled at executing complex tasks
    Ability to demonstrate good judgment when taking calculated risks individually or for the team
    Able to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actions
    Utilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile
    Advanced level of experience in multiple IT fields, applications and domains
    Plans and executes small sized technical projects
    Has a broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on Server and services
    Advanced knowledge of Physical and Virtual Server support
    Advanced 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

    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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