Systems Administrator

General Dynamics National City , CA 91950

Posted 2 months ago

Responsibilities for this Position

Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2020-45174

USA-CA-National CIty

Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements

Posted Date: 8/4/2020

Category: Engineering-Software

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

Responsibilities for this Position

A Relocation package may be available for this position.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Systems Administrator on the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. 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.


Acts as the subject matter expert (SME) for the Windows and Linux Total Ship Computing environment and Network infrastructure on-board Navy ships

Installs, configures, and maintains software onboard Littoral Combat Ships

The work entails installing and configuring Windows/Linux servers, setting up and maintaining DNS/Exchange/Active Directory, supporting and maintaining virtual environments, and troubleshooting problems with deployed systems

Manage daily break/fix scenarios, updates, backups and other problems that arise

Ideal candidate should have strong troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently

Able to troubleshoot non software issues such as hardware/network/encryption issues

Directly interfaces with Navy crews and representatives as well as other contractors (primes or subs depending on the situation)

Conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems

Isolates and documents issues and defects

Follows direction and is accountable for the successful completion of tasks, thereby making a significant contribution to the team

Receives direction from the assigned Hull Lead engineer on technical objectives of assignments

Demonstrates understanding of commitments and interdependencies

Ensures process/policy compliance

Supports continuous improvement initiatives

Frequent contact with multiple work groups

Usually participates with other members of the team

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

Travel is required (see below)

Security clearance is required (see below)


Solid understanding of Microsoft Windows Desktop (Windows 7, 10) and Server (2008, 2016) technologies including experience with traditional software delivery and application installation processes and configurations

Solid understanding of Linux server technologies including experience with traditional software delivery and application installation processes and configurations

Proficient with virtualization software such as vSphere and ESXi

Experience integrating software on a common operating system

Experience with group policies

DNS/Exchange/Active Directory Administration Experience


Experience with Scanning/Vulnerability Management tools (VMS, ACAS, Nessus)

Experience with Data Protection Software such as Acronis or Veritas

Ability to perform network troubleshooting (Certificates, 802.1x, multicast, TCP/IP etc)

Experience with scripting and automation technologies, specifically PowerShell and BASH

Experience with security software such as McAfee's Host Based Security System

Operating system certifications (Windows Server, RedHat Linux)

Security + certification, or ability to obtain Security + certification

Linux system administration experience

Experience with systems administration software such as Splunk and Landesk

Experienced with designing, configuring, and securing virtual machines

Experience with implementing basic Windows mail servers.

Knowledge of Exchange 2010 & 2016.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit knowledge

Troubleshooting skills with Active Directory Replication

Storage Area Network (SAN) administration

Data Backup Systems Administrator

Experience configuring SNMP on Windows servers

Experience supporting end-users

Experience in configuring and troubleshooting Alcatel and Cisco switches/routers/Firewalls

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills


IAT Level II/II Certification

Other applicable certifications (e.g. Windows/Linux Certifications, CompTIA Security+, Network+, CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, Linux+)

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, information technology or a related specialized area or field

Experience working on the LCS class of ships


Fully proficient use and understanding of test engineering concepts, principles, and theories

Contributes to the development of new theories and methods

Fully proficient awareness of business objective and Engineering's role in achieving them

Fully proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Fully proficient written and verbal communications skills

Ability to think creatively

Good at multi-tasking

Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions

Fully proficient ability to clearly report information relevant to sound test engineering

Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments

Fully proficient ability to promote concepts and ideas to a diverse audience


The candidate will be based in San Diego, CA and will support the LCS platforms, including travel to other domestic ports and OCONUS ports as appropriate. The selected candidate will be expected to travel 40% of the time supporting Littoral Combat Ships (LCS-class ships) and will work within the parameters and rules common to U.S. Naval vessels.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period 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.

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 12,000+ 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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