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Principal IT Systems Administrator
Integrated Defense Systems
What's YOUR Mission?
Here at IDS, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We're inspired by a noble mission that's shared by IDS employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.
Our IT organization ensures that IDS teammates across the globe are able to communicate, collaborate and innovate for customer success. We create leading-edge technology solutions to prevent security threats, protect the integrity of our systems and support the IDS IT infrastructures around the world.
System Administrators collaborate with a diverse team to support fast-paced, critical programs with classified information system capabilities. Success in this role means you are able to develop, implement and maintain secure, cost-efficient environments across various classified programs. Program teams rely on your collaboration and guidance to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions to solve complex IT infrastructure problems.
This role will include, but is not limited to tasks like the following:
Collaborate with partners to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions consisting of hardware and operating system technologies
Integrate and partner with programs to solve complex infrastructure problems
Assure a high level of reliability and performance through systems monitoring and infrastructure management
Respond to online service requests from users
Ensure server and application compliance with security and performance requirements (DFARS, RMF, NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
Install, Convert, and upgrade systems
Develop, revise, and maintain technical and operational documentation (including procedures) to continually improve our computing environments
Maintain and grow your technical competence in multiple areas (such as Windows, Linux, virtualization, User Authentication, DNS, NFS, system imaging/build automation)
Assist in developing the overall performance and capability of your technical team through mentoring and knowledge sharing
Potential for domestic or international travel
Please note that an active U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance is required as of day one of employment, except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible to obtain Security Clearances.
Capped Budget relocation is available to the selected applicant if they are eligible per company policy & the amount will be discussed at the appropriate stage of the hiring process.
Required Skills & Experience:
8 years minimum total professional experience as an IT professional.
5 8 years' experience working with Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 2013 - 2016 Server
Advanced expertise in Active Directory and group policy management.
Advanced expertise in working with data storage (NetApp preferred) and data backup technologies
Data Center Management to include HW/SW/Application oversight/management
Capacity and Demand Planning/Management
Ability to articulate and design Technical Specifications (Including Bill of Materials)
Business Requirements Analysis
Good Documentation practices
Inventory & Asset Management Tracking and Process Administration
Provides change leadership and experience guiding large teams through innovative changes/transitions
Experience operating and leading in an Agile Scrum environment
Must possess US DoD Secret Security Clearance, except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible to obtain US Security clearances from the DoD.
HIGHLY Desired skills and attributes:
Strong communication skills and ability to clearly articulate direction as it pertains to a business priority
Strong leadership skills. Ability to work with and drive team results
Strong troubleshooting skills
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
Security+ certification or willingness to obtain within 1 year of employment.
Other Desired Skills & Experience:
Working knowledge of other Unix-based operating systems (e.g. Solaris, Irix)
Working knowledge of virtual computing technologies
Working knowledge of thin client technologies
Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
Strong organizational skills
Working knowledge of operating system provisioning Cobbler, Ghost, MS MDT
Working knowledge of system update management WSUS, SCCM, Chef, Puppet
Working knowledge of computer system monitoring Nagios, Retina, etc.
Working knowledge of compliance assessment tools ACAS, Nessus
Working knowledge of unified OS account management technologies Centrify
Working knowledge of Host-Based Security System (HBSS)
Good understanding of fundamental TCP/IP concepts
Scripting / programming experience
Strong understanding of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts.
US DoD Top Secret Clearance
What We Offer: Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, IDS offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits IDS offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules (9/80 schedule, please note that this is NOT a part time role), achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
Business Unit Profile
Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Secret - Current
Computer/Management Information Systems
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MA - Marlborough
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