Systems Administrator

China Lake, CA

Posted: 10/23/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 227724

Systems Administrator 
The Systems Administrator supports the Joint Strike Fighter program located in China Lake, CA. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes

•  Review system and application logs, verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

•  Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.

•  Configure system CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required

•  Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

•  Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.

• Perform in a team environment with other Systems Administrators to provide overall operations and maintenance for the JSF production environment

• Partner with Systems Engineering and Integration groups in the install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirement.

• Serve as primary escalation point for incident tickets from Level 1 Service Desk

•   Action and resolve escalated tickets in accordance to Service Level Agreements

•  Use Remedy Action Request System to log, track and manage incident and request queue

•  Apply systems and security patches to all workstations and servers in accordance with established policies and procedures

• Use remote desktop tools to troubleshoot escalated incidents and to deploy and remove local applications

• Deploy, maintain, and operate a data backup and recovery solution that supports F-35 encryption requirements

• Provide on-site system administration for COTS applications

• Facilitate and support the development and of desktop images Perform system administration functions on all F-35 Program servers, applications, and systems

• Manage updates to hardware and software to maintain currency as well as the overall data center administration requirements

• Review audit, security, application, system, web/application/database, and directory service logs

• Monitor system capacity: storage, memory, & CPU. Test, install, and report status of patches/hot fixes

• Identify, correct, record, and properly identify anomalies

•  Provide IT System Administration services for various customers across the JSF PO



• IAT Level III certification is required. A grace period of 60 days from hire may be granted if the selected candidate holds a current IAT Level II certification

• This position requires a bachelor’ s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline with 8 or more years of progressive related experience OR 12 years of related experience.

• Active Secret Clearance

• Demonstrated proficiency using patch management systems, preferably Shavlik and WSUS

•  Experience planning and implementing enterprise systems backups

•  Proficiency in Remedy support

•  Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience maintaining a network/operational environment

•  Minimum of five (5) years’ experience with Microsoft operating systems

• Experience supporting content management solutions (MS SharePoint, Open Text Content Management Server)

• Demonstrated experience migrating systems to new approved versions Experience creating and managing Group Policy Objects

•  Demonstrated experience in VMware virtualization across-platforms

•   Demonstrated experience with the administration of database (MS SQL/Oracle) backups and restores

•   Demonstrated understanding of Active Directory infrastructure, design and interface capabilities with other MS products

•   Demonstrated understanding of name resolution (DNS, WINS)


  • Certification in any of the following: MCP, ITIL Foundation v3, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA A+, MCP- 70-290 Managing and Maintaining Windows 2003 Servers, MCDST, MCSA (2000, 2003), MCSE (2003, 2007)

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