Systems Administrator Senior Advisor $10K bonus

  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Livermore, CA, United States
  • Jan 13, 2023

Job Description

Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret/SCI

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret SCI + Polygraph


No Suitability Required

Public Trust/Other Required:


Job Family:

Systems Administration

Job Description:

Systems Administrator, Sr Advisor - $10K Sign-on bonus

*Classified work and must be on-site

  • Responsible for performing in-depth analysis and technical support of systems, including complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, operational integration, and user support.

  • Provide operating systems planning and evaluation for performance analysis, capacity planning and hardware upgrades.

  • Provide specialized expertise within multiple IT systems such as: Windows 2016/2019 server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMWare hypervisor, VMWare Horizon, as well as general knowledge of related disciplines. This would include performing installation, administration, troubleshooting and support of server operating systems/services, storage, and Data Center solutions. 

  • Oversee the implementation of system specifications; integration, testing, and documentation are a key part of the role. 

  • Exhibit strong technical skills as they relate to numerous systems and storage technologies including but not limited to: Windows Server 2016/2019, Microsoft SQL Server, DC’s/DNS, DFS, Active Directory, Group Policy Management, DHCP, IIS, VMware ESXi 7, NetApp ONTAP, Cisco UCS/Nexus, ACAS , SCCM, Hyper-V.

  • Responsible for performing in-depth analysis and technical support of systems, including complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, operational integration, and user support.

  • Provide operating systems planning and evaluation for performance analysis, capacity planning and hardware upgrades.

  • Core Systems: Domain Controllers, Linux servers, DNS, VMware, HPE Blade System, Storage switches

  • Supplemental Systems / Software: SQL, Backups, DHCP, Puppet, Ansible, Share/NFTS permissions, DFS, CIFS, NFS, NETAPP, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat Clustering

  • System administration and IT certification in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related fields required

  • Working knowledge of Administration and maintenance of Bare Metal hypervisors (VMWare, XenServer, Hyper-V, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Administration and maintenance of configuration management / automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Administration and maintenance of Unix/Linux Operating System

  • Working knowledge of SAN storage configuration and maintenance

  • Working knowledge of Basic enterprise networking configuration and maintenance; routing, redistribution, ACLs, NAT, VPN, Layer 2/3 switching, monitoring solutions (Solarwinds/Splunk), encryption devices (KG175, KG250, etc)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • MUST be hands on with systems and technology!

  • Must have 10+ years working in a Linux or Windows Environment (Windows Server 2016/2019, RHEL, CentOS, etc.)

  • Experience with troubleshooting and issue resolution principles, methodologies and techniques

  • Basic knowledge Oracle and SQL database management

  • Advanced knowledge of virtualization, VMware or equivalent

  • Working knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols

  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices; including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols

  • Experience with scripting and automation tools

  • Good communications skills; shows tact, effective listening skills and follow through

Security Requirements

  • Must have a Top Secret-SCI security clearance'

Education and Certification Requirements

  • BA/BS or equivalent 10+ yrs. of experience working in the Information Technology field

  • ITIL v3 Certification preferred

  • DoDI 8570.01m Certification required

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The likely salary range for this position is $116,000 - $174,000, 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.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:


Telecommuting Options:


Work Location:

USA CA Livermore

Additional Work Locations:

Total Rewards at GDIT:

Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

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.

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.