Data Center Systems Administrator

Clearance Level
Systems Administration
Vandenberg AFB, California

REQ#: RQ136348

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular
Essential Functions
  • Act as part of a team to maintain established SLA’s for the virtual environment.
  • Provide input on the development of process and procedures for administering and supporting the new virtualization environment
  • Build, configure and maintain VMware clients, servers, and architecture
  • Collaborate with subcontractors and vendors performing installations and configurations
  • Collaborate with system engineers to migrate existing systems into the virtualization environment
  • Provide hands on support for virtualization & network environment
  • Participate in the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects
  • Apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques and assist in the development, implementation and documentation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance with business practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with the capability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, partner, and collaborate with team members
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology rapidly and the ability to explain it to all stakeholders
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills for design and testing of systems

Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience administering VMware VSphere, VMware Horizons, Blade servers and Storage arrays
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the administration of enterprise Linux environments.  In addition to Linux required experience, experience in the administration of Microsoft environments including windows server, Domain administration and SCCM, preferred
  • Experience in complex IT environments which incorporate tradition and non-traditional IT services
  • Knowledge of VMware, VXRail, Data Domain, Avamar, Kubernetes & Tanzu systems administration concepts, practices and procedures
  • Familiarity with securing server environments in a regulated industry
  • Experience supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure
  • Experience in transitioning organizations from standalone to virtualized environments
  • Experience with system security and best practices
  • Experience administering server environments in a 24x7x365 mission critical environment
  • Experience with supporting enterprise datacenter hardware including Dell VXRail environments, preferred
  • Experience in complex, multivendor networking environments, preferred
  • Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks, preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Certifications, required:
    • DoD 8570 Security+
  • Applicable Certifications, preferred:
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
    • Microsoft Certifications (MCSE/MCSA)
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA/RHCE)
    • Cisco Certifications (CCNA/CCNP)
    • IASAE II (CASP CE, CISSP (or Associate), or CSSLP)
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Some travel may be required (less than 10%)
  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization
  • Must be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus, which means two weeks have passed since a single-shot vaccine or the second dose of a two-shot vaccine
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required
  • This position is assigned to Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA
  • Temporary telecommuting available

The likely salary range for this position is $84,049 - $126,073, 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.

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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.