Senior System Administrator

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Required Clearance
Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at the time of hire. Candidate must be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within 24 months of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a System Administrator. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems
  • Serves as a front line interface to users with technical issues
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
  • Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff
  • Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
  • Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users
  • The Server System Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day support of Server services
  • Performs Server administration for Server Operating Systems
  • Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers
  • Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical server hardware
  • Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
  • Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers
  • Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools
  • Performs troubleshooting on Servers
  • Run scripts and tools to automate repetitive processes and provides inputs for improvements
  • Provides input and follows a Disaster Recovery Plan for Physical and Virtual Servers
  • Executes Security Compliancy processes and policies
  • Executes necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies and procedures
  • Supports Server related standards, policies, and procedures
  • Troubleshoots Server technical issues


  • Full use and application of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques
  • Provides resolutions to an assortment of problems of moderately complex scope
  • Uses judgment within defined practices and procedures
  • Works under normal supervision
  • Follows established directions
  • Work is reviewed for accuracy and overall adequacy
  • Contributes to the fulfillment of projects and organizational objectives
  • May provide guidance to non-exempt personnel
  • Requires a good understanding of Server based operating systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in developing and implement plans for upgrades and system enhancements
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in writing policies, procedures, and create system documentation
  • Good troubleshooting skills within the Servers OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Must have hands-on experience deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions
  • Working knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
  • Elevate more complex issues


Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field is preferred. Experience in the following products/technologies is highly desired:

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Java Spring
  • React
  • MongoDB
  • Kafka
  • Dockers
  • Kubernetes
  • DevOps 

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran

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