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Job Ref:  95358995
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  California
City:  Santa Clara
09/10/2016 05:16
ID 2016-20998
Job Location USA - CA-Santa Clara

Required Clearance TS/SCI, obtainable within 24 months
Posted Date 9/15/2016
Category Engineering-Other

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

GDMS has an immediate opening for an experienced Systems Administrator to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to ensure GDMS and client technologies are functioning as efficiently as possible. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Systems Administrator will enhance their skill-set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. The Systems Administrator is responsible for acquisition, installation, operations, maintenance and usage of complex computer systems, including building new/rebuilding old Linux/Solaris/Windows systems plus associated hardware and software. The successful candidate will perform regular security monitoring. In this role you will:

  • Engineer SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Install and configure systems such as supports GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards to CIS grade secuity
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale

Basic Qualifications:

The Systems Administrator position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a related specialized technical area and eight to ten years of related professional experience, or a master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a related specialized technical area and six to eight years of related experience.

The Network Systems Administrator should have the following experience/skill-sets to perform hands-on technical functions:

  • Experience in Linux, Sun/Oracle Solaris/Microsoft Windows Server
  • Experience in security hardening
  • Certifications (Red-Hat/Oracle, Linux, MSCE, Security+, Network+ or A+) - with hands on technical system expertise
  • Experience in system debugging
  • Troubleshooting and fixing OS and peripheral issues
  • Backup and restore

Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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.

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. 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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