• SRE Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/10/2019 10:00 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Systems Administration, and/or related field or equivalent experience.


    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 SRE Specialist (new college grad). 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.


    Consults and collaborates with business leaders, end users, IT staff, vendors and other third parties and is involved in every phase of an application throughout its lifecycle
    Their responsibilities include job automation, running batch jobs, running SQL scripts, reviewing logs, system and application monitoring, maintenance, patch management, software upgrades, file transfers, backups, incident/problem troubleshooting and support
    Performs operational support responsibilities including application maintenance, application configuration and performance tuning, account management, installation of software upgrades, user support, and systems monitoring
    Ensures that the application layer is optimally configured for seamless integration and operability with OS, database, middleware, network, Web services, and other interrelated technological components
    Engages with the various teams to - performs application health checks to ascertain application accessibility, server availability, capacity planning, monitor scheduled job, batch jobs, systems alerts, upstream/downstream feed status
    Responds to incident tickets, user inquiries and services requests
    Monitors system alerts, system utilization thresholds, capacity utilization on servers etc.
    Works with the application vendors to obtain knowledge of the vendor's planned changes, existing problems and known errors, corrective action and work around alternatives, and technical support capabilities
    Performs other duties as directed
    Moderate business travel required

    Works with various customers to understand critical path items, and create Health check metrics and dashboards

    Programs and supports automation tasks to reduce Toil in the IT environment.

    Evidence of ability to follow detailed task direction and instructions on tasks of limited scope using entry level understanding of the Applications Admin discipline
    Basic knowledge of SQL scripts and other scripting languages
    Demonstrates personally accountable behavior and shows initiative and enthusiasm on assignments
    Clear & concise oral & written communication skills

    Has basic understanding of IT Infrastructure technology, as well an understanding of cloud functionality

    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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