• Senior Systems Administrator

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2019 4:24 PM)
    Job Location
    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, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is in place 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 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 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
    Server System Administrator is responsible for leading the day-to-day support of Server services, Operating Systems and physical & virtualized servers
    Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware
    Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
    Performs configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting and does analysis of alerts on Servers
    Work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with Server that are effecting other services
    Plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies and procedures for server systems
    Lead automation efforts to reduce repetitive processes to streamline support
    Creates, maintains and manages Disaster Recovery Plans for Physical and Virtual Servers
    Mentors team in technology to allow them to be knowledgeable and self-sufficient
    Work with manager in understanding and optimizing team performance
    Advocates continuous process improvement
    Identify needs and investigates solutions of tools in providing enhanced support
    Architect and implement physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies
    Architect and implement of servers in lab environments that are physical or virtualized using industry standard technologies
    Authors, develops and maintains Servers related standards, policies, and procedures
    Is a valued partner in the client's decision-making process regarding server enhancements and services
    Key contributor to insure architecture is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs anticipates future hardware/software needs to meet future business based on customer requirements
    Key contributor in Identifying and implementing new performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies. Identifies additional improvement and performance metrics
    Leads enterprise sized continuous process improvement efforts
    Identifies potential critical technical, design or architecture issues and recommends appropriate alternative solutions
    Develops cross-functional relationships within the organization for sharing and collaboration

    Requires an Subject Matter Expert understanding of Server based operating systems
    Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts
    Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas
    Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly creative
    Uses independent judgment to accomplish objectives
    Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets
    Determines and pursues courses of action essential in obtaining desired outcomes
    Serves as organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programs
    Acts as prime leader on large programs/projects that affect the organizations long-term goals and objectives
    As the Subject Matter Expert have the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment
    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
    Insures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    Utilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile
    Able to handle sensitive one-on-one conversations effectively and controversial issues with diplomacy and tact
    Able to seeks solutions that benefit team objectives
    Takes ownership of getting project deliverables done on schedule and within budget
    Leadership ability to effectively motivate, guide and influence others to successful outcomes
    Plans, executes and manages enterprise wide technical projects
    Is able to negotiate and persuade others both inside and outside of IT through written and spoken communication
    Has clear understanding of client perspectives and the business goals
    Proficient in multiple technologies, languages and/or systems
    Combines in-depth understanding of customer requirements and business functions, breadth and depth of technical expertise, and multi-discipline knowledge to recommend innovative ways of implementing technology to support business processes
    Ability to demonstrate ingenuity in creating opportunity in the face of risk
    Recognized as an authority in a specific domain of expertise with functional knowledge across multiple domains and processes
    Expert knowledge able to configures, executes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policies
    Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Physical and Virtual Servers
    Expert knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
    Able to handle all levels of support
    Subject matter expert in researching and troubleshooting complex technical issues and communicates status to server team, manager, stakeholders and IT leadership


    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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