• IT Systems Administrator

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/12/2019 12:05 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an IT 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 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
    Plans and executes project tasks
    Establishes peer-to-peer mentoring relationships
    Facilitates goal setting and problem solving on the team
    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

    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
    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
    Ensures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs
    Takes ownership of getting the task done on schedule and within budget
    Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
    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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