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Windows and Linux Systems Administrator

Company: General Dynamics
Location: National City
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities for this Position

Windows and Linux Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2021-47906

USA-CA-National CIty

Required Clearance: Secret

Posted Date: 4/12/2021

Category: Engineering-Systems

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 time 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

Help make the technologies, products and services that make a difference. That's the opportunity that's waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. We help our nation's heroes keep our nation safe by creating solutions so advanced, they redefine innovation for the world. It's an amazing challenge. And it's waiting for you now.

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) is seeking motivated candidates to join our insider threat detection, systems integration team. Our mission oriented team is responsible for the design, testing, deployment, maintenance, operation, and evolution of the systems directly supporting the insider threat detection program of a large government customer in the United States Intelligence Community (USIC).

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Windows and Linux 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.


  • Seeking a Systems Administrator with experience in any of the following topics; Server or Workstation Administration, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, Office, VMware, Citrix, SCCM, Change Management.
  • Candidates should have strong Tier 1-2 administrative and debugging experience
  • A strong candidate will be comfortable working in a multi-vendor network with a large array of COTS applications
  • Monitor and remediate system backup issues
  • Monitor SIEM for system incidents
  • Assist team with continuous monitoring, implementation and troubleshooting of required patch compliance for all clients
  • Responsibilities may require periodic evening and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported
  • Installs, configures, and maintains software onboard Littoral Combat Ships
  • Ideal candidate should have strong troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently
  • Conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
  • Isolates and documents issues and defects
  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives
  • Frequent contact with multiple work groups
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Travel is required (see below)
  • Ability to obtain a Security clearance is required


  • Experience with WSUS / SCCM for application patching
  • Experience administering Windows Server 2012/2016 and Workstation 7/10/embedded environments
  • Red Hat LINUX command line administration
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Windows Desktop (Windows 7, 10) and Server (2008, 2016) technologies including experience with traditional software delivery and application installation processes and configurations
  • Strong understanding of Linux server technologies including experience with traditional software delivery and application installation processes and configurations
  • Strong understanding of Virtualization (VMWare) technologies
  • Experience integrating software on a common operating system
  • Experience with scripting and automation technologies, specifically PowerShell and BASH


  • Experience with Scanning/Vulnerability Management tools (VMS, ACAS, Nessus)
  • Experience with Data Protection Software such as Acronis or Veritas
  • Ability to perform network troubleshooting (Certificates, 802.1x, multicast, TCP/IP etc)
  • Experience with scripting and automation technologies, specifically PowerShell and BASH
  • Experience with security software such as McAfee's Host Based Security System
  • Operating system certifications (Windows Server, RedHat Linux)
  • Security + certification, or ability to obtain Security + certification
  • Linux system administration experience
  • Experience with systems administration software such as Splunk and Landesk
  • Experienced with designing, configuring, and securing virtual machines
  • Experience with implementing basic Windows mail servers.
  • Knowledge of Exchange 2010 & 2016.
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit knowledge
  • Troubleshooting skills with Active Directory Replication
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) administration
  • Data Backup Systems Administrator
  • Experience configuring SNMP on Windows servers
  • Experience supporting end-users
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills


  • IAT Level II/II Certification
  • Other applicable certifications (e.g. Windows/Linux Certifications, CompTIA Security+, Network+, CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, Linux+)
  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, information technology or a related specialized area or field
  • Experience working on the LCS class of ships


The candidate will be based in San Diego, CA and will support the LCS platforms, including travel to other domestic ports and OCONUS ports as appropriate. The selected candidate will be expected to travel up to 40% of the time supporting Littoral Combat Ships (LCS-class ships) and will work within the parameters and rules common to U.S. Naval vessels.

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

Keywords: General Dynamics, National City , Windows and Linux Systems Administrator, Other , National City, California

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