TSS RDC Systems and Data Center Administrator (Night Shift)

Clearance Level
Systems Administration
Rensselaer, New York
Onsite Workplace
REQ#: RQ136570
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to manage the network that makes mission success possible. Make an impact by using your skills to deliver “One GDIT Network” for our clients.

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. 

GDIT Technology Shared Services (TSS) is your place! You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems and Data Center Administrator supporting various health programs, you will be trusted to work on critical infrastructure including structured cabling, assisting in racking and stacking of devices and decommissioning. You will also be trained on and maintaining a DCIM toolset working with NLYTE. This role is an essential position and will be onsite in Rensselaer, NY.

This role will be an onsite night shift 11:00pm until 7:45am, but there may be a need to work during the day at times which will be preplanned well in advance. Candidate may also be tasked with traveling for DR exercises which again are planned well in advance. Training will happen during the day for the first 1-2 months.

In this role, a typical day will include the responsibilities below:

  • Candidate will assist with System OS updates and Patching for Windows and or Unix systems
  • Providing monitoring, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting support of information systems and their associated telecommunication methods.IE Fiber and copper cabling
  • Performing all required elements related to accurately tracking cables within the Data Center
  • Assisting the various Lines of Service with racking and stacking of devices
  • Documenting cabling concerns within the environment and putting together plans with other Lines of Service and customers to remediate
  • Keeping the Data Center Manager informed of any unusual conditions or problems encountered in the performance of daily duties
  • Interacting with all levels of management when working through and planning remediation efforts for cabling within the Data Center
  • Using a variety of interactive tools and processes to determine the health of physical cabling within the Data Center
  • Performing various tasks related to equipment installs and decommissions including working with Corporate asset Management on the removal of said equipment
  • Generating trouble tickets for tier 2 and 3 support to other Lines of Service as the work at hand sometimes crosses the responsibilities of multiple lines of service
  • Maintaining and updating record and tracking databases
  • During implementations where work is required at night in a maintenance window, some planned night work may be required.

Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent years of experience
  • 2+ years of experience with system administration tasks including racking, stacking and setting up server equipment
  • Experience and/or familiarity working with patching software
  • Experience and/or familiarity with running, decommissioning and documenting network Ethernet and fiber cabling
  • Experience working in a corporate environment
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skill
  • Highly efficient in Visio, MS Excel and other MS products

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5+ years of related Large Scale Data Center experience
  • Certification for network cabling
  • Related Enterprise IT experience administering a DCIM software suite
  • 5+ years of experience installing network cabling within a large-scale data center
  • Familiarity with mainframe systems


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Travel Required: Less than 10%
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 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.