Windows and Linux Systems Administrator - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (
Computers/Information Technology


  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States

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!