Senior System Administrator

General Dynamics Mission Systems
Annapolis Junction, MD
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 10, 2018
Full Time
Basic Qualifications Qualifications:Ten (10) years experience as a System Administrator in programs of similar scope, type and complexity is requiredOther Requirements Needed from Labor Category:Minimum of ten (10) years' experience with either UNIX or Windows System Administration, but atleast 5 of those 10 years should be in Linux, to include user account administration, installation and configuration of workstations and peripherals, kernel parameter and disk partition modification, client-server support, software and hardware upgrades, troubleshooting, and shell script programming.Minimum of ten (10) years' experience with Network Information Service (NIS), Network File System (NFS), Domain Name System (DNS), and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).Minimum of ten (10) years' experience with system administration for Linux/Redhat 5, CentOS 6 and Windows 7. 10Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MSCA) or Redhat Certified Technician (RHCT) certification is highly desirable and can substitute for one (1) year experienceOne of the following certifications is desirable: A+, Network+, or System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)Preferred Skills:Familiarity with Microservices, Linux Containers (Docker), CEPH and KafkaHands-on Hardware and Software installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting to include COTS, GOTS, and FOSSVirtualization/Cloud ExperienceBackup/restore hardware, software, processes, implementation including familiarity with COOP methodologiesCisco Switching, Routing and Troubleshooting ExperienceFamiliarity with MicroservicesFamiliarity with Agency software process, inventory, and security plans (SSP's)Experience supporting Application and Database serversKnowledge of Configuration Management build processEducation Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience.Clearance Requirements:Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance with a Polygraph is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.A discretionary sign-on bonus may be available for this position Responsibilities for this Position General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior 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.The Senior System Administrator will have the opportunity to work with the following:Technologies: Microservices, Docker, Kafka, Cassandra, React, Java 8/9, Spring Boot/Cloud/Data, Redis, PostgresTools: Maven, Node, Git, Sonar, Eclipse, Failsafe, Atlassian Jira (Bitbucket, Confluence, Bamboo, Crucible)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 systemsServes as a front line interface to users with technical issues Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchasesInteracts 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 usersServer System Administrator is responsible for leading the day-to-day support of Server services, Operating Systems and physical & virtualized serversResponsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardwareConfigures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on serversPerforms configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting and does analysis of alerts on ServersWork with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with Server that are effecting other servicesPlans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies and procedures for server systemsLead automation efforts to reduce repetitive processes to streamline supportCreates, maintains and manages Disaster Recovery Plans for Physical and Virtual ServersMentors team in technology to allow them to be knowledgeable and self-sufficientWork with manager in understanding and optimizing team performanceAdvocates continuous process improvement Identify needs and investigates solutions of tools in providing enhanced supportInsures architecture is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs anticipates future hardware/software needs to meet future business based on customer requirementsLeads reviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies. Identifies additional improvement and performance metricsLeads large sized continuous process improvement efforts KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Requires an Subject Matter Expert understanding of Server based operating systemsApplies advanced principles, theories, and conceptsContributes to the development of innovative principles and ideasWorks on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly creativeUses independent judgment to accomplish objectivesWorks under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targetsDetermines and pursues courses of action essential in obtaining desired outcomesServes as organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programsActs as prime leader on large programs/projects that affect the organizations long-term goals and objectivesAs the Subject Matter Expert have the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment Demonstrated 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 Insures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needsShows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little directionUtilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile Able to handle sensitive one-on-one conversations effectively and controversial issues with diplomacy and tactAble to seeks solutions that benefit team objectivesDemonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical, technical audiences, and IT leadershipSkilled at executing complex tasksAble to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actionsSubject Matter Expert in multiple IT fields, applications and domainsPlans, executes and manages large sized technical projectsProficient in multiple technologies, languages and/or systemsAbility to demonstrate ingenuity in creating opportunity in the face of riskExpert knowledge able to configures, executes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policiesSubject Matter Expert (SME) for Physical and Virtual ServersExpert knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activitiesAble to handle all levels of supportSubject matter expert in researching and troubleshooting complex technical issues and communicates status to server team, manager, stakeholders and IT leadership#CB 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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