Senior IT Systems Administrator

General Dynamics Mission Systems Hanover , MD 21076

Posted 3 months ago

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire (you must also be able to pass/opbtain a Polygraph within a reasonable amount of time). 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 Sr. 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.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: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 purchase

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 SystemsPerforms 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 ServersCreates scripts to automate repetitive processes Work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with Servers that are effecting other services

Contributes and executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers

Executes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policies

Develops and maintains Server related standards, policies, and procedures

Mentor team in the technology to allow them to be more knowledgably and self-sufficientReviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies

Implements administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies Implements administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies

Researches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders

Leads medium sized continuous process improvement efforts KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods

Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist

Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity

Uses judgment within broadly defined policies and practices

Work is accomplished without considerable direction

Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment

Represents the organization as the principal customer contact and generally performs in a program/project leadership role

Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines

Requires an advanced understanding of Server based operating systems

As the Subject Matter Expert have the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical, 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

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 Ensures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs Takes ownership of getting project deliverables done on schedule and within budget

Leadership ability to effectively motivate, guide and influence others to successful outcomes

Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction

Skilled at executing complex tasks

Ability to demonstrate good judgment when taking calculated risks individually or for the team

Able to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actions

Utilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile Advanced level of experience in multiple IT fields, applications and domains

Plans and executes small sized technical projects

Has a broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on Server and services

Advanced knowledge of Physical and Virtual Server support

Advanced 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


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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