System Administrator

Clearance Level
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

AWS OpsWorks



REQ#: RQ143041
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges. 

GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to apply the latest technology securely and expertly. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on a Lead System Administrator joining our team to support USAMRDC activities at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD with potential travel to other MRDC locations.

At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As a Lead System Administrator you will be trusted to lead a team of System Administrators and System Engineers in the management, monitoring and optimization of USAMRDC hardware, software, network and storage solutions across Windows and LINUX server environments, Active Directory, COTS products and SAN solutions from IBM Tivoli, VEEAM, and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, and security products including HBSS/HIPS. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Collaborate with USAMRDC IM/IT leadership and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Global Service Center (GSC) to optimize system confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Establish state-of-the-art techniques for designing, developing, documenting, modifying, and troubleshooting highly complex hardware and operating software systems and architectures.
  • Support the design, documentation, configuration, implementation, maintenance, and security posture of all hardware, operating systems, storage networks, virtual environments, and application software in accordance with applicable DoD instructions and policies.
  • Provide leadership and cross team support for the maintenance of an overarching architectural plan for the data center.
  • Support the optimization and rationalization of physical and virtual environments (VMWare, Cloud) including plans for system migration/virtualization where appropriate.
  • Perform capacity management through modeling and simulation techniques using system benchmarks, performance measurements and evaluation data, and ensure that optimal resource (CPU, memory, storage) utilization.
  • Lead a team of system administrators and engineers in the management, patching, upgrade and sustainment of all infrastructure.


  • Your success will be measured through your technical leadership and positive outcomes for USAMRDC system operations, availability, security and customer satisfaction.


  • Clearance: Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Possess active 8570.01-M baseline certification(s) Security+ CE, CND or equivalent
  • Deep technical experience with the following software, products, and concepts;
    • Windows Server 2012+, LINUX, MS SCCM, Active Directory, DNS
    • Virtualization: VMWare Suite, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • SAN solutions (IBM Tivoli, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, VEEAM desired)
    • Security: DoD STIG, IAVA, RMF, ATO, HBSS/HIPS
    • Capacity Management, Infrastructure Optimization, Site Reliability Engineering
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

4 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

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.