Systems Administrator Lead

Clearance Level
Systems Administration
Remote, Based in USA

REQ#: RQ109153

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Join an exciting and dynamic team delivering a large-scale Enterprise Common Tools cloud platform, automation & orchestration, and Cloud Application Migration effort for the Army. This team works in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, with engineering, migration, and operations & sustainment of cloud migration efforts. Enterprise Common Tools and specific Army program customer migration efforts provide a range of day-to-day challenges, while the bigger picture architecture and migration efforts provide tangible milestones that the team pursues together following AGILE practices, to deliver the overall program effort. We’re looking for self-starter Leads and technical engineers, to work both as part of the team and on individual assignments, in an environment of customer mission delivery, integrity and communications. We’re looking to fill this role/team with those who currently have the cloud experience, certifications, and skills to execute in large enterprise environments, are flexible and enjoy tackling challenges, and desire to join a large team that is building and sustaining a large multi-tenant cloud platform/enterprise and migrating/expanding/automating the enterprise.

If this sounds like you and you love to learn and grow with a team while delivering program milestones, then we’d love to hear from you!

The Candidate will have the responsibilities in Operational Leadership including:

  • Manage the System Administration team with a span of control extending to all contractual obligations for the program
  • Account for overall service delivery from multiple tracks (MNS, Wintel, Virtualization, Unix, Storage, Backup, etc.)
  • Build and maintain customer relationships, meeting customer expectations.
  • Effectively monitor, control, and deliver services within agreed SLAs utilizing different methodologies, tools, and ITIL processes
  • Implement processes to identify, predict, and correct potential issues that interrupt business activities and/or decrease efficiency and production handling escalations in a timely fashion
  • Ensure a standardized service for all customers.
  • Manages assigned staff which may include subordinate supervisors.
  • May manage the development of policies and procedures and ensures their conformance with the departments goals and company/customer objectives.
  • Manages the development and administration of schedule and performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
  • Manages and prioritizes information systems needs and analyzes project costs and feasibility.
  • Keeps well-informed of new technologies and industry best practices and trends and then plans and advises for implementation.
  • May oversee ordering process to effectively and economically meet objectives.
  • Provides guidance and solutions to ensure the information systems needs align with the strategic departmental initiatives.

SCOPE: Manages or supervises medium to large sized team.


Required skills and experience:

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8-10+ years of experience (Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related area is preferred)
  • Experience with Linux/Red Hat OS, and Windows Server OS 2012 and above
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience delivering presentations to diverse audiences at various levels of an organization
  • Ability to directly manage clients for distributed service delivery, experience in customer management as well as vendor management, services review with customer
  • Ability to meet dynamic customer expectations by constantly innovating new ways of service delivery within the project constraints (budget/manpower) by enhancing productivity and implementing cost effective solutions
  • Experience in IT projects planning, execution and control
  • Expertise in reviewing projects progress / performance, establishing milestones, and ensuring delivery on time.
  • Demonstrated experience in people management - resources management, quality review, workload analysis, future goal setting, performance review, setting growth paths, etc.
  • A strong understanding of business processes and expertise in managing operations following the ITIL processes
  • Active Secret clearance is required to start.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience with Cloud Computing, active cloud certification in AWS, Google or Azure (AWS Preferred)
  • Cloud migration experience
  • Advanced degree

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and requirements
  • Motivational leader

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, 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.

The likely salary range for this position is $96,000 - $144,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.