Senior Systems Administrator-Data Center in Montgomery, AL at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

milCloud® 2.0 is a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) led program that connects commercial cloud service offerings to Department of Defense (DoD) networks in a private deployment model. This provides DoD mission partners the latest scalable cloud technology and operates at Impact Level 5 and 6 of the Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide. milCloud® 2.0 works to improve availability and performance of datacenter services and reduces the DoD’s total cost of ownership for delivering infrastructure services.

GDIT is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator with network and hardware administration experience to provide support for the overall workload and execution of O&M tasks on the milCloud® 2.0 cloud within the Data Center. Senior System Administrator responsibilities include: Installing and configuring software, hardware, and networks; responding to service outages, monitoring system performance, and troubleshooting issues. Other duties may include scripting or light programming, project management for systems-related projects.


  • This position is contingent.
  • This position may require being on-call as needed for after-hours support.
  • This position will be located in Montgomery, AL on client site (military base). Some telecommuting will be permitted.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Demonstrated experience diagnosing/debugging faults in complex services or distributed systems
  • Working knowledge of enterprise network gear including routers, switches, and load balancers
  • Install and maintain operating software
  • Maintain data files and systems configuration
  • Evaluate and install patches
  • Monitor system performance
  • Perform system backup and recovery
  • Perform software/hardware evaluation
  • Perform user account and profile maintenance
  • Working knowledge of enterprise routing protocols and IP subnetting
  • Able to diagnose and mitigate faults
  • Ability to perform work under continuous deadline pressure
  • Ability to identify and script automatable problems, perform work with efficiency in mind
  • Respond to Incidents/Requests/RFI tickets submitted by customers via ServiceNow to include Tier 1/2 level triage

Required Qualifications:

  • Active DoD SECRET w/ SSBI or TOP SECRET security clearance to include eligibility for DISA IT1
  • BA/BS + 5 years of related experience, or MS +3 years related experience
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
  • Testing and analyzing networking hardware and software
  • Monitoring network connectivity
  • Installing hardware and software components
  • Integrating and upgrading operating systems
  • Setting and/or modifying system parameters
  • Experience managing client and software revisions
  • Experience installing and supporting desktop utilities for virus protections and file viewers
  • Able to troubleshoot performance and connectivity issues pertaining to network devices such as DNS and Domain Controllers
  • Proficient in documentation tools such as MS-Office, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Highly analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation (verbal/written) skills; Comfortable in presenting to executive audiences
  • Be able to lift and move computer equipment within a data center

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Science degree in Computer Engineering, computer information systems, telecommunications, or management information systems
  • Professional experience and certification to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation a plus


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.