General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Windows Administrator in Arlington, Virginia

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Information Technology

Job Description:

General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA have united to create the premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market. Together as General Dynamics Information Technology, we deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] mission is to preserve and promote public confidence in the U.S. financial systems by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $250,000; by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the account and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails. CSRA provides the day-to-day operational services to FDIC in support of infrastructure, facilities, hardware, software, and systems. CSRA supports operational security, client support/help desk, data center operations, asset management, and systems engineering service areas. The FDIC Engineering team provides support to a plethora of cutting-edge technologies across the IT spectra. It has a state of the art development lab to test new functionality, architectures, and equipment. Engineers are tasked with developing and deploying innovative solutions to meet business requirements - not managing day to day, same technology operations.

GDIT/CSRA is seeking a Senior Windows Administrator for the FDIC infrastructure program. Seeking a Senior Windows Systems Administrator to support a large cooperate windows infrastructure which includes VMware, IIS, SQL, IDM, and other enterprise applications in a fast-paced environment in support of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Expectations include ownership of major incidents, deployment scheduling, implementation, run, and maintain and Windows Server 2008R2/2012 /2016 infrastructure. U.S. Citizenship and background investigation is required; you must have a current clean financial background. (Though the position is 8-5 M-F, the role requires flexibility to support issues or planned activities after hours, weekends and holidays as needed.)

Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Task and monitor five to six experienced system administrators of various skill sets

  • Monitor ticket queue to ensure tickets are being assigned and addressed

  • Responsible for escalations to management for any SEV1 issues

  • Administer, run, and maintain clients Windows server infrastructure in production

  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures; contribute to and maintain system standards, policies, and procedures

  • Maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting system hardware, software, and operating system issues

  • Ensure correct installation, configuration, use, and maintenance of our windows server infrastructure

  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configuration hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standard and project/operational requirements.

  • Research and recommend automated approaches for system administration tasks where possible.

  • Create and Maintain SOP’s and train junior staff

  • Self-starter; able to manage multiple tasks efficiently for on-time delivery

  • Self-motivated; proactive; a team player; well spoken

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills and experience communicating with technical and non-technical audiences

  • Exceed expected quality of service on maintenance & deployment of upgrades, enhancements and modifications to systems

  • Work ticket queues and document resolutions completely and accurately

  • Follow best practices to adhere to enterprise architecture.

  • Strong ability to install, troubleshoot and deliver COTS and custom apps to end users using server infrastructure.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with application owners to formulate, troubleshoot and document application installations

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications:

  • Must have six plus years Windows server administration experience

  • PowerShell scripting expertise

  • Experience with IIS web-services and SQL Server

  • Experience working with application vendors

  • Hands on experience to troubleshoot hardware issues with HP and Dell servers

  • Strong working knowledge of Windows AD, GPO, and Server OS

  • Understanding of server architectures, hardware, RAID

  • Knowledge of HA computing and networking. (eg. Microsoft Clustering, load balancing, TCP/IP, DNS)

  • Understanding of application & OS security, including virus scan management and patching

  • Able to analyze alerts from various monitoring tools and take appropriate actions during troubleshooting

  • Must have demonstrated a high level of problem analysis and resolution skills

Desired skills: BS or equivalent + 5 yrs related experience, or MS + 3 yrs related experience

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. 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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T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Arlington - 3501 N Fairfax Dr (VAC008)

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CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

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