Sr. Systems Administrator

at General Dynamics Information Technology in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Systems Administration

GDIT is looking to hire several Systems Administrators (various experience levels) for an upcoming program with the Veterans Affairs (VA) located in Austin, TX, Hines, IL, Philadelphia, PA and potentially some virtual positions.

The VA Franchise Fund Support Services (FFSS) provides the mission critical technical solutions including Data Center Operations, Systems Administration, Cloud Architecture, Virtualization, Systems Security, Systems Architecture, Enterprise Applications, Network Engineering, among others.

These technology and platform solutions enable FFSS to provide consistent availability of specialized internal and external facing applications, to provide critical and timely services in support of our veterans. This includes Health, Benefits and Memorial Services, Corporate Services and more.

GDIT will be hiring several Systems Administrators in the following areas -

+ AWS/Azure

+ MS Windows

+ Unix/Linux

+ VMware

+ Storage

What You’ll Be Doing:

+ Perform basic to complex system administration activities, troubleshooting and fault isolation; upgrade Operating Systems (OS) as required, install firmware upgrades as needed, and reinstall operating systems after hardware refresh

+ Install, configure, and implement backup client software; configure and implement host bus adapters for both SAN storage and SAN boot devices

+ Apply OS hardening according to VA Approved OS Baselines

+ Administrator and monitor customer utilization, analyze trends, and effectively plan and execute IT resource management in AWS and Azure environments

+ Patch OS on a monthly cycle; administer service accounts and passwords; monitor system audit logs for errors

+ Use automated provisioning tools (Kickstart, Jumpstart, or Ignite) to install operating systems on virtual servers; install layered systems software, such as Apache, Web Logic, Oracle DB, and Tuxedo

+ Implement and administer Active Directory domain (AD) Services, Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS), and Group Policies.

+ Perform vSphere systems administration; conduct system health checks, performance analysis, tuning and management of the VMware infrastructure

+ Deploy, manage, and optimize VMware ESXi platform; install, configure, and deploy Microsoft and Linux servers within the VMware environment.

+ Work with project managers, other technical administrators and/or end users and provide statuses on work performed and findings with tickets, incidents, and problems

+ Develop technical and administrative documentation of plans and deployment strategies

+ Install and configure software associated with a clustered environment, which may include Veritas Cluster Server, General Parallel File System, Cluster File System, High Availability Cluster

+ Multi-Processing, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC

What You’ll Need (specific requirements may vary dependent upon position sonority levels):

+ Bachelor’s degree, additional work experience can be considered in lieu of degree.

+ 5+ years of relevant systems administration experience.

What Can GDIT Offer You:

+ Full-flex work week

+ 401K with company match

+ Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you

+ Diverse, highly collaborative teams


Opportunity Owned

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.

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Job Posting: JC193142856

Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

Updated On: Oct 02, 2021