Dedham, Massachusetts

Responsibilities for this Position
Sr Advanced Linux Systems Admin

Job ID: 2022-56364
USA-MA-Dedham
Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 8/5/2022
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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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

Put your engineering talent to the ultimate test. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced our teams often redefine whats possible for the world. If you want to be a leader with the company that delivers smart solutions for our nations challenges, this is your opportunity.

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 a seasoned leader, youll be involved with our client's decision-making process by serving as a front-line interface to users with technical issues and 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. Well rely on you to perform, maintain, troubleshoot and conduct a complete analysis of alerts; create scripts to automate repetitive processes; and work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with servers that are affecting other services.

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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Linux/Windows IT system administration experience supporting classified and unclassified environments that use Windows and Linux.
  • Advanced understanding of server based operating systems
  • Subject matter expert (SME) with the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions
What sets you apart:
  • Senior Level knowledge of Linux and Automation tools
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on server and services
  • Senior level knowledge of physical and virtual server support
  • Senior level knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities

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 purchase
  • 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, maintains, troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers
  • Creates scripts to automate repetitive processes
  • Work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with Servers that are affecting other services
  • Contributes and executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers
  • Executes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policies
  • Develops and maintains Server related standards, policies, and procedures
  • Mentor team in the technology to allow them to be more knowledgably and self-sufficient
  • Reviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies
  • Investigate and provide direction for administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies
  • Investigate and provide direction for administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies
  • Researches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders
  • Is involved with client's decision-making process
  • Ensures architecture is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs anticipates future hardware/software needs to meet future business based on customer requirements
  • Reviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies
  • Identifies additional improvement and performance metrics
  • Work with manager in understanding and optimizing team performance
  • Advocates continuous process improvement
  • Leads large sized continuous process improvement efforts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Mastery of Linux/Unix administration and troubleshooting
  • Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods
  • Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist
  • Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity
  • Uses judgment within broadly defined policies and practices
  • Work is accomplished without considerable direction
  • Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment
  • Represents the organization as the principal customer contact and generally performs in a program/project leadership role
  • Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines
  • Requires an advanced understanding of Server based operating systems
  • As 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 leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff, and IT leadership
  • Ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance team
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and lead team plans for upgrades and system enhancements
  • Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentation
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the Server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Must 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 budget
  • Leadership ability to effectively motivate, guide and influence others to successful outcomes
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Skilled at executing complex tasks
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment when taking calculated risks individually or for the team
  • Able to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actions
  • Utilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile
  • Able to handle sensitive one-on-one conversations effectively
  • Able to discuss sensitive or controversial issues with diplomacy and tact
  • Subject Matter Expert in multiple IT fields, applications and domains
  • Plans, executes and manages large sized technical projects
  • Able to seeks solutions that benefit team objectives
  • Has a broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on Server and services
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Physical and Virtual Server support
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
  • Lean-Agile mindset Demonstrates the understanding and familiarity with the Lean-Agile mindset
  • Lean-Agile principles and practices (includes DevSecOps, Scurm, SAFe, and Kanban)

Technologies include but not limited to:
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Cisco networking
  • VMWare
  • Hyper-V
  • ESXi
  • STIG Checklists
  • STIG Compliance Checker Tool

NOTE: This position is on site in Dedham, MA

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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 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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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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