IT Systems Administrator.
General Dynamics
 Fairfax, VA

IT Systems Administrator.


Job ID: 2020-42995

Type: Full Time

# of Openings: 1

Category: Information Technology

General Dynamics Mission Systems


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


Bachelor's 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.


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.


General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an IT Systems 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.


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, maintains, troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers

Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies

Performs administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies

Plans and executes project tasks

Establishes peer-to-peer mentoring relationships

Facilitates goal setting and problem solving on the team

Executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers

Executes Security Compliancy processes and policies


Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields

Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems

Uses judgment within defined policies and practices

Works under limited direction

Determines and develops approach to solutions

Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives have been met

Contributes to the development of organization's goals and objectives

Requires a solid understanding of Server based operating systems

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and 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

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement project 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

Ensures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs

Takes ownership of getting the task done on schedule and within budget

Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change

Practical knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities

Elevate more complex issues

Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes