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Senior IT System Administrator

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 TS/SCI security clearance is at time of hire. 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 Senior IT System 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 systemsMaintains 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 purchaseInteracts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staffConducts 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 servicesPerforms Server administration for Server Operating SystemsPerforms administration of physical and virtualized serversResponsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardwareConfigures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on serversPerforms OS and vendor software patching on serversMonitors 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 servicesContributes and executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for serversExecutes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policiesDevelops and maintains Server related standards, policies, and proceduresMentor team in the technology to allow them to be more knowledgably and self-sufficientReviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficienciesImplements 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 technologiesResearches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholdersLeads medium sized continuous process improvement efforts
Performs administration of workstations
Performs administration of networks
Vulnerability scanning and monitoring; including experience with Nessus, SCAP, ACAS
Remediate findings identified in vulnerability scans
Perform road-mapping computer architecture
Design secured computer networks Responsible for configuration, maintenance, upgrades, and documentation for SIPRNETs KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methodsEmploys expertise as a generalist or specialistDevelops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativityUses judgment within broadly defined policies and practicesWork is accomplished without considerable directionExerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignmentRepresents the organization as the principal customer contact and generally performs in a program/project leadership roleInteracts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational linesRequires an advanced understanding of Server based operating systemsAs 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 leadershipDemonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff, and IT leadershipAbility to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance teamSuperior analytical and problem solving skillsDemonstrated ability to develop, implement and lead team plans for upgrades and system enhancementsDemonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentationEnhanced troubleshooting skills within the Server OS as well as both networking and storage technologiesMust 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 budgetLeadership ability to effectively motivate, guide and influence others to successful outcomesShows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little directionSkilled at executing complex tasksAbility to demonstrate good judgment when taking calculated risks individually or for the teamAble to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actionsUtilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile Advanced level of experience in multiple IT fields, applications and domainsPlans and executes small sized technical projectsHas a broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on Server and servicesAdvanced knowledge of Physical and Virtual Server supportAdvanced knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activitiesElevate more complex issuesExperience with Classified LANs (closed systems with no outside availability)
Experience in authoring Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) and supporting system accreditations using Risk Management Framework (RMF)
Linux knowledge/experience
Thorough understanding/knowledge of DoD, DISA, NISPOM and other security requirements for system hardening
DoD 8570 Compliance (certification of Security + or Network + at minimum) at time of hire or within 3 months of hire
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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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