Systems Administrator Advisor

General Dynamics Information Technology
September 11, 2019
Leesburg, VA
Job Type


The Senior System Administrator-Infrastructure Lead supports a Civilian Agency Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) organization protecting the network security of tens of thousands of users.

The work site is located in Leesburg, Virginia.

Senior System Administrator-Infrastructure Lead  responsibilities include:

  • Maintain all network devices which may include, but not limited to, switches, hubs, cables, routers, and firewalls.
  • Configuration management which includes thorough documentation of all network/hardware changes.
  • Provide recommendations to government personnel on performance tuning and hardware enhancements.
  • Must have hands-on knowledge of router and switch configurations (LAN, WAN, VLAN).
  • Monitor health and welfare of all network hardware equipment.
  • Develop Life Cycle plan for all network device in support of infrastructure.
  • Maintain connections between primary, secondary, and back-up sites.
  • Support Sysadmin with back-up troubleshooting in regards to network.
  • Assist government staff with requirements development and prepare evaluation/testing criteria for proposed new equipment as needed.
  • Support the stable operation of SOC computing infrastructure in a team environment.
  • Provide technical review/support to internal project managers/technical leads.
  • Provide systems/network installation/administration support to project managers/tech leads
  • Installing, configuring, patching, upgrading and maintaining Windows 2008/2012, servers, and Windows workstation.
  • Installation and configuration of Linux OS.
  • Linux platform maintenance, patch review, systems checking, new system acquisition and deployment, and implementation of hardened Linux platforms.
  • Troubleshooting Linux operating system and system hardware.
  • Administration of Linux operating system to include (but not limited to): Managing disk usage - Generating required reports for management - Auditing use of server resources - Monitoring security settings on network resources.
  • Maintain DNS server with Active Directory integrated.
  • Create, modify, and change MS domain user/computer accounts.
  • Maintain and configure printers.
  • Create/maintain Ghost images.
  • Ensure all systems are running antivirus clients with most recent AV signatures.
  • Perform configuration/life cycle management.
  • Repair/replace hardware and software as required.
  • Track software licensing.
  • Perform/monitor daily backup of critical data.
  • Configure/administer network devices.
  • Update IOS on Cisco network devices.
  • Correct/mitigate vulnerabilities as required.
  • Create/update documentation.
  • Review and provide input to Government policy, procedures and publications.
  • Coordinate updates to Intranet web sites.
  • Provide user training.
  • Request/review quotes from vendors and coordinate purchase with authorized government personnel.
  • Perform/monitor daily backup of systems/critical data.
  • Document system configurations and update existing system documentation.
  • Evaluate new software being considered for use in Linux environment.
  • Scripting experience is preferred.
  • Experience with DELL/SAN storage.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.
  • Networking - securing networks, performing analyses and applying solutions.
  • Protocols – TCP/IP, FTP, and Secure Shell,
  • Information Systems Security principles, concepts, procedures and solutions, and
  • Firewall configuration and support.
  • Cisco Routers and switches, F5 accelerators.
  • Voice Switch.
  • Dell servers/workstations.
  • Cisco switching/routing/security.
  • Server configuration, setups, and installations.
  • Maintain the Patch Management, SUS.
  • Management of critical application servers, data stores, and version control.
  • Assist with lifecycle management and mitigation techniques.
  • Operating Systems – Windows 7, 2008, 2013, and Linux Redha.t
  • Applications – Microsoft Office Suite.
  • VMWare support.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.

Qualities/Additional info: Senior System Administrator-Infrastructure Team Lead should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills. System Administrator Infrastructure Team Lead should also be a self-starter, capable of working projects, independently if necessary.

Frequent interaction with government client is required. Occasional local travel. Infrequent (<5%) long distance travel.

Job Qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.


  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience.


  • In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum five (5) years IT experience with at least three (3) years experience administering Red Hat Linux and Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2013.
  • Must have five (5) years experience as a Network Administrator in LAN/WAN environment, knowledge with Cisco Switching/Routing/Security administration and maintenance. Server Configuration, Setups and Installations.
  • Excellent analytical and communicative skills along with collaborative, teaming and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Windows 2008/2012 Active Directory, Symantec Ghost, MS Exchange and MS Outlook, and Citrix administration.
  • Experience with Dell servers/workstations and CISCO routers/switches.
  • Experience with LAN/WAN architecture. Experience with ArcSight ESM. Experience with Java scripting.
  • Firewall administration experience (Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco, etc.).
  • Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC).

MCSE, CCNA and/or CCSA Certification.

  • RHCE, Certification and/or MCSE, CCNA, CCSA.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.

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