General Dynamics Information Technology Systems Administrator in McLean, Virginia
Manages 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.
Sets up administrator and service accounts.
Maintains system documentation
Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
May program in an administrative language.
Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.
Provides advice and training to end-users.
Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
May serve as a technical team or task leader.
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
Participates in special projects as required.
The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling mission success.
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
8-10 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.
Qualified individuals will have experience in one or more of the following areas:• Desktop Image Management• Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Support Services• Home Directory and Profile Support Services• Print, Fax and Scan Support Services• E-mail Support Services• Desktop Software Support Services• Patch Management (Windows)
Operations and Support
• Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.• Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.• Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.• Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.• Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.• Provide Tier II & III/other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.• Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.• Maintenance• Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.• Upgrade and configure system software that supports GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or operational needs.• Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.• Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.• Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.• Create and maintain documentation to help train employees resolve day to day issues and knowledge transfer.• Identify and execute process improvements and other enhancements that improve operational efficiency.
Panama schedule required
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
Number of Positions1
Job FunctionInformation Technology
Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Full/Part TimeFull Time