• Advanced System Administrator/ Network Specialist

    Posted Date 4 months ago(5/14/2019 11:11 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-VA-Ft. Belvoir
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    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 TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. The selected candidate must be able to obtain a Polygraph within a reasonable amount of time from date 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

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.



    GDMS has an immediate opening for an experienced Advanced Systems Administrator and Information Technology Networking Specialist to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to support and enhance cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to ensure GDMS and client technologies are functioning as efficiently as possible. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Advanced Systems Administrator and Information Technology Networking Specialist will enhance their skill-set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues.

    This position serves as the front line interface to members of a 24x7 E1 operations team.  Some shiftwork may be required.  


    • Support/Administer/Configure network servers, routers, switches, circuits, firewalls, intrusion prevention devices, etc.
    • Able to implement/support/monitor/troubleshoot/rectify network issues on a physical and/ or virtual network as they arise.
    • Manage group policies, local security policies, and government standards for: Creating, modifying, and removing user accounts
    • Reports status and discrepancies in system performance in a clear and concise manner
    • Assists E2 team with installing new software builds, troubleshooting, and documenting on the spot fixes to remedy issues post install
    • Using a solution-oriented approach, suggest and champion system enhancements and/or workarounds to the factory baseline to improve system availability and performance.
    • Performs daily system monitoring to maintain a high state of readiness.
    • Write and/or review system Operational Procedures and system documentation.


    • Willingness and ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and ambiguity
    • Able to analyze and apply problem solving skills to identify, resolve, or escalate a diverse range of system impacting issues.  
    • Advanced experience with troubleshooting cross domain solutions.
    • Understands how domains interrelate with other components within a closed and enterprise networking environment.
    • Firm understanding of networking concepts to include routing and switching
    • Understanding of configuration management practices
    • Able to work with and communicate effectively with non-technical and technical audiences.
    • Able to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performing team


    • 5 years of hands on experience with on one or more of the following:
      • Red Hat Linux, Oracle, SQL, EMC, F5, Cisco, FPGA Cards, CISCO, Symmetricom, Trunking, and/or VLANs.
    • Certifications (Vendor Training, CCNA, Security+, Network+, or A+) - with hands on expertise
    • System debugging and backup
    • Knowledge of satellite communication


    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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