IT Entry Level Wintel System Administrator (G Band)

General Dynamics Land Systems - Sterling Heights, MI3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $83,000 a year
Position Description:
The System Administrator’s role is to manage and tune in-house computer software systems and network connections to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. This individual also 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.

Company Information

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment.

General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package including: 9/80 Work Schedule; 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility; Tuition Reimbursement; On-site Fitness Center, Laundry and cafeteria; and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance.

Our Ethos

General Dynamics Land Systems’ ethos is our distinguishing moral nature. Each of us has an obligation to behave according to our values. In that way, we can ensure that we continue to be good stewards of the investments in us by our shareholders, customers, employees and communities, now and in the future. Our ethos is rooted in five values: 1) Honesty – We tell the truth to ourselves and to others. Honesty breeds transparency. 2) Trust – We trust each other to do the right thing. 3) Humanity – We are compassionate and empathetic. We respect the dignity, rights and autonomy of others. 4) Alignment – We are united in our commitment to our values. 5) Value Creation – We create value by doing the right thing for our shareholders, our customers, our employees and our communities.


Acquisition & Deployment

Coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to implement desktop and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.
Deploy workstations, servers, printers, scanners, firewalls, encryption systems, and all host security systems.

Operational Management

Manage all Wintel operating systems and supporting applications (WINS, DNS, DHCP, DC, etc).
Manage communications systems (email, IM, Paging, etc)and connection solutions,
Ensure the integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, multiple databases, and during data transfer in accordance to business needs and industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
Perform network and security audits.
Establish, document, and perform and test routine system backups and restores.
Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on servers. Escalate incidents as necessary.
Practice asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Support application development teams throughout project lifecycles.
Recommend, schedule, and perform software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations, and/or purchases.
Create required reports in response to business user needs.
Develop, document, and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for system administration and appropriate use.

Position Requirements:
Formal Education & Certification

Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related is preferred.
Experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
3-5 years of experience as a windows administrator
Certifications in Microsoft solutions, VMWare, Authentication, virtualization.

Knowledge & Experience

Working and some technical knowledge of copper, fiber, and Storage networking, as well as platform operating systems, including Storage, Virtualization, Backup
Extensive application support experience with Microsoft server, Clustering,VMWare, Arcserve / Veeam.
Working and some technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards, including [Active Directory, RSA, MFA, Powershell, etc.
Strong knowledge of local area network administration.
Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience.
Experience with data management.
Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information.
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environments
Experience working with outside vendors such as Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC, etc
Experience in the Defense Industry preferred, but not required

Personal Attributes

Strong customer service orientation.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Adept at reading, writing, and interpreting technical documentation and procedure manuals.
Ability to conduct research into hardware and software issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language.
Keen attention to detail.
Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment.