Linux System Administrator

Clearance Level
Systems Administration
Fairfax, Virginia

REQ#: RQ135411

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Put your engineering talent to the ultimate test. At General Dynamics Information Technology, we create the technologies, products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced our teams often redefine what's possible for the world. If you want to be a leader with the company that delivers smart solutions for our nation's challenges, this is your opportunity.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customer's missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

As a seasoned administrator, you'll be involved with our client's decision-making process by serving as a front-line interface to users with technical issues and conducting systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies. Your duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users. you'll also be responsible for the day-to-day support of server services by performing server administration for physical and virtual server operating systems and configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware and network related interfaces on servers. We€ll rely on you to perform, maintain, troubleshoot and conduct a complete analysis of alerts; create scripts to automate repetitive processes; and work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with servers that are affecting other services.

General Dynamics Information Technology has an opening for a System Administrator for a program with providing complete, end-to-end software and systems engineering solutions using modern and emergent technologies for a data warehouse program. Join us to work with a broad suite of modern development tools and technologies to automate and facilitate data analysis used by federal law enforcement agencies. Key Responsibilities: The System Administrator manages, architects, and maintains the complex series of computer and network equipment supporting a multi-agency data warehouse program located in Fairfax, VA. He or she is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operation of over 150 clustered CentOS Linux servers on both classified and unclassified networks. His or her team also maintains Windows servers and Windows workstations deployed at the customer site. Our system administration team has full responsibility for these systems, including provisioning, configuring, maintaining (including patching and security scanning), and decommissioning server and workstation hardware used by both the IT staff and end-users at the customer site in Fairfax.

The System Administrator must have experience working with networked storage technologies (e.g. SANs such as HP 3PAR and Nimble disk arrays) and backup tape libraries. He or she must be able to configure and manage high-availability clustering in a CentOS Linux environment. He or she must be able to deploy and provision new server hardware as well as plan and execute upgrades to operating systems on deployed servers (e.g. CentOS 6 to CentOS 7). Due to the nature of work and the classified systems involved, remote/telework opportunities may be limited at times to meet operational system needs. What you bring to the table: He or she will work closely with other members of our system administration team, our development teams, our database administrators, our information security engineer, network engineers, and with senior Government stakeholders on a daily basis. Additionally, our lead system administrator plays a critical role in transitioning existing systems to cloud environment, so experience with cloud technologies (AWS or Azure), containerization, and virtualization is a plus.

  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as storage technologies
  • Hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions What sets you apart:
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on server and services
  • Senior level knowledge of physical and virtual server support
  • Senior level knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
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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.