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System Administration Specialist

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. Job SummaryResponsible for operations and maintenance of multi-user computer systems. Establishes and monitors administrator and service accounts; maintains system documentation; tunes system performance, installs system software and hardware; monitors system availability, access and security; and allocates and maintains mass storage space. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources and develops, tests, and maintains business continuity procedures in conjunction with other support teams. To excel in this role, you will be familiar with systemsecurityhardening, and can design and implementsystem management methodsto ensure the sustainment and continued accreditation of classified systems.Work ModelOnsite - Chantilly, VAWhat You'll Be Doing

  • Installs, configures, and maintains multi-user workstations and servers.
  • Performs software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.
  • Coordinates with other support teams including network, security, application, customer, and as applicable vendor teams regarding server, storage and application implementations.
  • Performs incident resolution, problem root cause investigation, and change management for systems and associated services.
  • Collaborates with other support teams and vendors to develop, deploy, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot IT services.
  • Monitors system availability and performance, performs capacity planning and tunes systems to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Conducts routine hardware, software, account and security audits of multi-user workstations and servers to ensure compliance with standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive operating system hardware and software configuration database/library of all supporting documentation.
  • Develops storage allocations, defines backup and archival procedures, and maintains and modifies backup and recovery process.
  • Monitors storage use and resources and troubleshoots storage related issues.
  • Evaluates vendors and makes recommendations for hardware/software purchases.What You Need to be Successful Required Qualifications:
    • Current TS/SCI clearance
    • Current DoD 8570 compliant certification
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Experience supporting, configuring, and maintaining operating systems, hardware, applications, and system automation and configuration management technologies
    • Vendor management experience
    • Experience conducting user trainingHow You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
      • CurrentTS/SCI clearance with SSBI andCI polygraph
      • 8 or more years of relevant experience with Associate's degree in a related discipline, or 10 or more years of relevant experience with High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Computer Science/Engineering/IT or equivalent experience
      • Red Hat Certified Engineer or Microsoft certificationWays We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
        • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
        • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
        • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
        • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
        • Relocation assistance
        • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
        • Education assistance programs
        • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respectWe are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , System Administration Specialist, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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