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BAE Systems

Principal Systems Administrator (ITEMS UDS)

Defense

All

Full Time

On Site

No

Washington, Washington DC, United States

Job Description Join BAE Systems' Intelligence and Security Sector and be part of an agile team that enables our employees to support our customers and their missions. As a Principal Systems Administrator, you will support the administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks. Perform desktop system management responsibilities involving account monitoring and security. Operating System (OS) installation and other local area system administration related functions. Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to those systems. Provide Tier 2 and 3 problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of problems, as well as escalation and status communications to agency management and internal customers. Configure and manage UNIX and/or Windows operating systems. Isolate and resolve hardware and software problems involving applications, operating systems, hardware, infrastructure, and any combination thereof. Able to troubleshoot, as well as maintain the integrity and configuration of network components along with implementing operating system enhancements to improve reliability and performance. Integrate new technologies into new and existing systems including the transition and migration of enterprise systems. The Principal System Administrator is instrumental in providing comprehensive definition of all aspects of system development, from analysis of mission needs to the verification of system performance. You will have the opportunity to perform evaluations of system alternatives, assessing the risks and costs to solve some of the world's most complex IT challenges. Maintains an organization's computer systems' workflows and is responsible for the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of computer systems. As a Systems Administrator, you will work closely with both on-site and remote users to coordinate site visits and upgrades, provide on-site and remote resolution support for trouble calls, and provide TIER 2/3 support of Unix/Windows workstations and servers, including Web servers, network attached storage devices, and stored data in support of business processing requirements.

Job Duties:
• Systems administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks. Desktop system management responsibilities involving account monitoring, security, Operating System (OS) installation, and other local area system administration related functions.
• Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems and management of system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems
• Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.
• Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 problem identification, diagnosis and resolution
• Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers
• Install/load operating system and application software
• Isolate and resolve hardware and software problems involving the applications, the operating system, the hardware, the communications infrastructure, or any combination therefore
• Troubleshoot, maintain integrity and configure network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance
• Perform software installations and upgrades to Unix/Windows operating systems and layered software packages and maintains them in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements; evaluation and installation of software/hardware patches and resolution of software related problems associated with COTS/GOTS products
• Create and follow procedures to maintain and manage multiple linked databases including security, data safety and integrity, disaster recovery, and bulk data import/exports.
• Conduct routine and emergency maintenance of assigned data center equipment
• Communicate/coordinate scheduled preventive maintenance windows with potentially impacted customers
• Collaborate and contribute to the development, administration, and testing of backup and recovery plans
• Ensure systems are secure to STIG guidelines by utilizing tools such as Retina and HBSS
• Maintain operational, configuration, and other standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Verify system availability with existing Enterprise tools


Note: Must be able to maintain an active TS/SCI CI Polygraph.

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Required Education, Experience, & Skills Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
  • Must have Security+ certification or DoD 8570 Level II equivalent within 90 days of hire
  • TS/SCI Clearance required and eligibility to obtain CI Poly
  • UNIX, Windows, and/or Storage administration
  • Experience working with trouble reporting and tracking systems such as Security+
  • Ability to respond to after hour calls “provide on-call support"
  • Ability to travel 0-20% to local area sites as well as other locations with similar architecture/footprint.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Physical Requirements:
  • The employee will need to be able to lift/move/carry equipment as necessary (max 40 pounds)
Note: Must have an active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Bachelor's and the following years' experience: 6+ yrs
Desired Skills:

• Experience in the imagery intelligence domain a plus

• Ability to create and modify scripts in multiple disciplines on Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems

• Knowledge of the Customer's processes and procedures and of the Customer's production systems a plus

• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

• Ability to function as a team member and independently

• Prefer skills in one or more of the following: Window Server, Red Hat, IRIX, Solaris, Sybase, Informix, SQL, and Imagery Production Chain

• General knowledge of database administration, network administration and possess network configuration management skills.

• Must have a valid US passport​About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.