Dedham, Massachusetts

Responsibilities for this Position
Advanced Systems Administration Specialist

Job ID: 2022-56246
USA-MA-Dedham
Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 8/2/2022
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required 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

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our nations heroes keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, we are continuously moving the boundaries of whats possible. Here youll work with the best and your talent will be front and center on projects that impact the world. Are you up to the challenge?

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

As an Advanced Systems Administration Specialist, youll serve as a front-line interface to users with technical issues by conducting systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies. Your duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users. Youll also be responsible for the day-to-day support of server services by performing server administration for physical and virtual server operating systems and configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware and network related interfaces on servers. And, youll perform OS and vendor software patching on servers and monitor physical and virtual servers performance using monitoring tools.

What youll experience:
  • Technologies that arent just top-notch, theyre often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring whats next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as its discovered
What you bring to the table:
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience
  • Solid understanding of server based operating systems
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes
What sets you apart:
  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
Duties and Tasks:

Responsible for managing 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
Serves as a front-line interface to users with technical issues
Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff
Conducts 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 services
Performs Server administration for Server Operating Systems
Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers
Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware
Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers
Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools
Performs troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers
Run scripts and tools to automate repetitive processes and provides inputs for improvements
Provides input and follows a Disaster Recovery Plan for Physical and Virtual Servers
Executes Security Compliance processes and policies
Executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies and procedures
Supports Server related standards, policies, and procedures
Troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders
Develops and executes tests based on test plans for assigned tasks
Transforms basic designs into solutions that present low impact to business operations General Dynamics Proprietary Information Revised: April 2021
Independently identifies tasks or projects that need to be done and effectively prioritizes time to complete multiple assignments
Process Improvement: Promotes process/policy compliance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Full use and application of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques
Provides resolutions to an assortment of problems of moderately complex scope
Uses judgment within defined practices and procedures
Follows established directions
Work is reviewed for accuracy and overall adequacy
Contributes to the fulfillment of projects and organizational objectives
May provide guidance to non-exempt personnel
Requires a good understanding of Server based operating systems
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff
Ability to work individually minimal supervision or collaboratively as part of a high performance team
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to assist in developing and implement plans for upgrades and system enhancements
Demonstrated ability to assist in writing policies, procedures, and create system documentation
Strong troubleshooting skills within the Servers OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
Must have hands-on experience deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions
Recommends tools for use within business unit
Lead small team to drive a task to completion
Follows direction and makes a significant contribution to the team
Problem Solving: Analyzes problems of moderate scope from a variety of viewpoints
Early adapter of new technology and processes, willingly considers new ideas & perspectives
Takes initiative in proposing ideas, soliciting input, and optimizing solutions
Working knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
Lean-Agile mindset Considerable ability to understand and become familiar with the Lean Agile mindset
Lean-Agile principles and practices (includes DevSecOps, Scurm, SAFe, and Kanban) Considerable ability to become familiar with the Lean-Agile principles and practices (includes DevSecOps, Scurm, SAFe, and Kanban)

NOTE: This position is on site in Dedham, MA

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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Dedham, Massachusetts

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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