Senior Systems Administrator

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Systems Administration
Dahlgren, Virginia

REQ#: RQ112029

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
Requisition Type: Regular

The Senior System Administrator tasks include:

  • Develops technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures. Provides interpretation to systems matters that are moderately complex in nature.
  • Provides troubleshooting support for system hardware and software issues that are highly complex in scope.
  • Trains end users on the proper use of hardware and software. May train large groups of end users.
  • Performs advance software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.
  • Applies advanced knowledge in monitoring and tuning the system to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Provides guidance to less experienced personnel on workstation/server data integrity by implementing standard software and hardware solutions.
  • Leads data/media recoverability by following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.
  • Conducts advanced to complex hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
  • Ensures that performance and security of computers meet the needs of network users. Uses extensive independent judgement and is unsupervised.
  • Recognized subject matter expert in job area typically through advanced education and work experience. Manages large projects with limited oversight from manager.
  • Evaluates and assesses existing systems and plans long-term strategies.
  • May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.
  • May serve as a team or task leader.

Experience: The successful candidate shall possess a minimum of five (5) years of Systems Administration experience in a real-world setting at a complex site (i.e., more than 100 computers running multiple operating systems) demonstrating experience in leading a computer technology effort including planning, scheduling, forecasting, and evaluating associated endeavors. The candidate shall have experience with the following:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with no supervision from senior leadership.
  • Ability to streamline IT management and team efficiency through the use of automation and orchestration tools (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, SCCM).
  • Advanced understanding of operating system concepts, system interconnectivity, virtualization, hardware and software management, active directory and group policy, file systems, client/server interoperability, performance analysis, system vulnerability assessment, remediation and prevention.
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Shell, Perl, etc.).
  • Giving technical and informational presentations, writing advanced documentation, and white papers.
  • Independent problem-solving skills, self-motivation and self-direction.

Education: BA/SS in a STEM field is desired

Security Clearance: Ability to gain and maintain a Secret clearance.

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.