DRS Technologies Inc. CNIC Senior Systems Administrator (Norfolk, VA) in Norfolk, Virginia

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc. successfully delivers quality systems and services to CONUS and overseas units. Our systems solutions encompass broad data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice and video applications over integrated satellite, terrestrial, and wireless networks. Our proven service history of engineering, installing, operating and maintaining innovative, low-risk, and cost-effective communications resources illustrates our commitment to supporting military, commercial, and relief efforts at home and around the globe.

Job Location:Norfolk, VA

Job Title:Senior Systems Administrator

Position Summary:

The contractor shall provide GIS support services to the RDC enclave. The contractor shall develop and maintain an enterprise spatial database, and operate associated application services to support regional CAD operations for Navy fire and police emergency responders. Contractor support includes, but is not limited to, GIS management support, implementation of applications, support and maintenance of a multi-user GIS for regional emergency personnel and support involved aspects of GIS Operations, as well as, maintaining mobile data computers (MDCs) in emergency vehicles, including GIS program management, spatial data processing and reporting; spatial database management, data conversion management; system validation testing, system deployment and operation. Other critical competencies include data compilation, geo-database creation, system and database management, web application maintenance and user needs analysis.

Manage and tune in-house computer systems and network connections to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. Participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

The contractor shall collaborate with system support staff and RDC Systems Administrator, as well as with ROC GIS staff personnel as required to ensure coordinated efforts between RDC and ROC mapping and GIS administration.

The contractor shall maintain hardware configuration files and monitor system status and performance, investigate system malfunctions to determine cause, define problems and initiate corrective action. The contractor shall provide, coordinate and document hardware and software maintenance, install and provide maintenance related components to include diagnostic testing and system troubleshooting, repair and replacement of components, installation, configuration, integration, testing, preventive maintenance and system upgrades. Contractor shall maintain accurate records of all warranty, license and registration information for the RDC, pre-installation test and checkout (PITCO), initial system installation and configuration phase, training phase, system initialization or Go-Live, and burn-in/transition to customer. The contractor shall perform image processing and data processing operations and workflows within a geospatial domain; experience with scripting and programming languages such as VBScript, Python, Java, AML, and JavaScript; experience with relational database management systems such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server; experience with modern client/server technologies, e.g., Apache and Tomcat. The contractor shall provide technical expertise in conjunction with NAVFAC GRC as necessary to support installation standardized addressing initiatives.

  • Manage and tune in-house computer systems and network connections to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications

  • Participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices and regulatory requirements

  • Install, configure, monitor, administer and maintain servers, printers, scanners and applications

  • Manage communications and connection solutions including workstation connectivity and Internet applications

  • Responsible for scheduling and monitoring backup jobs, analyzing and correcting issues as identified, regularly reporting critical data metrics and issues to management and proactively maintaining the health and safety of the storage solutions

  • Administer and maintain end-user accounts, permissions, and access rights

  • Perform server and security audits

  • Analyze system, server, application, and network performance

  • Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end users and department managers

  • Support application development teams throughout project lifecycle

  • Manage scalability, availability, and performance of servers

  • Configure logical unit numbers (LUN) to optimize system performance, backup and restore operations, and to maximize cost-effective utilization of resources

  • Install patches and upgrades to server hardware, firmware, and/or software

  • Manage system integration testing, load, testing, stress testing, and user acceptance testing processes

  • Responsible for physical storage media management (i.e., extending file systems, storage on demand, server disk drives, tape backup devices, etc.)

  • Interact with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services

  • Responsible for proactively managing network performance by analyzing and correcting issues as identified, and regularly reporting critical metrics and issues to management

  • Aid in the development and testing of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and maintain current knowledge of plan executables

  • Coordinate with end users and technical staff to implement and maintain systems that utilize industry best practices to meet business objectives while maintaining the security and integrity of the data, system and network

  • Develop project plans, provide direction and coordinate project activities associated with the installation, evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of business solutions and when required, manage a small project team to implement chosen solutions that require information technology expertise

  • Review and monitor the progress of projects to ensure accuracy and timeliness and provide periodic reports to management

  • Provide functional direction and technical expertise to less experienced personnel

  • Prepare, coordinate and support user training and documentation and provide technical assistance for post-implementation support issues

  • Provide service desk and technical support to users

  • Devise solutions to system-related problems and issues through coordination with users, other system analysts or engineers to assess and identify probable conflicts and investigate diverse data elements and sources

  • Work with management to define appropriate standards, policies, procedures, software tool sets, and supporting peripherals to facilitate the management, accountability, functionality, and security of systems

  • Provide ongoing trend analysis for determining current needs and future resource requirements

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications

Education: Technical training in a relevant technical field/C4iSR [to be specified at TO level] or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, physics, engineering or mathematics.

Experience: Eight (8) years of hands-on experience with specific projects [to be specified at TO level] to include three (3) of the following four (4) areas: Systems Requirements, Operational Requirements, Test & Evaluation, and Training. Recognized expert who has demonstrated industry and public service leadership in relevant technical field [to be specified at TO level]

Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Department of Defense (DoD) clearance

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Industrial Technology, Computer Sciences, a related field, or equivalent experience

  • Three years of progressively more responsible experience in systems administration

  • Experience with principles, methods, and techniques used in all phases installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of IT and business systems

  • Experience in current principles and practices systems administration

  • Experience with selection, planning and implementation for new IT and business systems

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team-oriented environment

  • Ability to successfully interact with all levels of management, other IT professionals and end users

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Is open and responsive to change and demonstrates a commitment to the process of continuous improvement by identifying and responding actively and with sensitivity to the needs of all customers

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #CA #MM