Jpss Security And Infrastructure Sys Admin

Raytheon Suitland , MD 20746

Posted 1 week ago

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The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program, Mission Support Team (MST) is seeking a highly motivated Systems Administrator (SA) to provide support to the JPSS ground system at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Maryland and Raytheon facility in Riverdale, Maryland.

The JPSS program is developing the next-generation weather satellite system. Raytheon is developing, deploying, and sustaining the JPSS Command, Control, and Communications Segment (C3S), the Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS). For more information on JPSS, see:

The successful candidate will be responsible for administering computers and storage systems used for real time commanding of the JPSS satellites. The SA will report to the Lead Systems Administrator and perform tasks assigned.

Must be able to pass a national agency background check in order to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) for access to customer IT systems.


As-required inside and outside the Continental United States.


Normal work hours are between 8am and 5pm; however, various mission activities will require a flexible work schedule, sometimes off-hours, weekends and possibly holidays depending on mission needs.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply security patches and update Anti-virus definition files.

  • Create, update, and remove user accounts and privileges.

  • Install and configure Microsoft Windows7/Server 2008R2 as well as Microsoft Windows 10/Server 2016, and various COTS products.

  • Understand and have a working knowledge of:

  • Virtualized environments (VMware, VSphere /VMware horizon client).

  • Active Directory, LDAP.

  • BigFix /TEM fixlet generation and execution.

  • File transfer protocol (Tectia SSH cleint/server).

  • Creating and deploying images using Symantec Ghost.

  • Troubleshoot software and hardware issues.

  • Work with vendors for maintenance support of hardware and software.

  • Ensure all computer and storage resources are configured and maintained to the system baseline.

  • Conduct troubleshooting and restoration activities when resources fail.

  • Monitor local system usage logs, trend and analyze data on system resource usage and reconfigure the system as necessary to ensure the highest levels of availability for operations.

  • During anomaly resolution and installations, accurately follow lead system administrator directions at Ground Integrated Support Facility (GISF).

  • Install/test operating system and firmware upgrades, and security configurations.

  • Write/execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and perform configuration management as needed.

  • Develop scripts to provide reporting and to automate recurring tasks.

Though normal work hours are 8AM-5PM, candidate must be available to occasionally work evenings and weekend shifts, as needed by operational requirements such as system anomaly troubleshooting, outage restoral, and prep for upcoming satellite launches.

Required Skills:

  • At least two years professional experience in Windows administration; solid knowledge of systems administration principles in Operational environment.

  • Experience and knowledge of network (LAN/WAN) architecture, protocols and equipment.

  • Experience configuring server and storage hardware.

  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and resolve server, storage, and network problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage work assignments with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekend shifts as needed to support ongoing operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage work assignments with minimal supervision.

  • Diagnose and resolve common server, storage, and network related problems.

Desired Skills

  • At least five years' professional experience in Windows administration demonstrating solid knowledge of systems administration principles in Operational environment.

  • Experience with:

  • Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems.

  • Cisco networking devices.

  • HP Proliant servers.

  • IBM p-series systems.

  • Database products, such as Oracle, MS-SQL, or MySQL.

  • Web development tools, such Java, Java script.

  • Configuring server and storage hardware.

  • IBM Rational Suite of systems

  • Teaming.

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Familiar with satellite operations, meteorological operations, NASA, or NOAA.

  • Familiar with Raytheon proprietary Equinox software.

Required Education:

College degree in the discipline and minimum of four (4) year's relevant experience,


Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience will be considered in lieu of college degree. 158664

Business Unit Profile

Intelligence, Information and Services delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from the cyber domain to automated operations, and from intelligent transportation and training solutions to creating clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The business area generated $6.2 billion in 2018 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type



Engineering Technology

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

MD - Suitland

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