System Administrator

Gemalto - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)3.9

As a System Administrator for the Federal Programs team located in Reston, Virginia, you will maintain, administer, troubleshoot, and monitor hardware/software/configuration across multiple environments and hundreds of servers to ensure systems are operating at peak performance. The candidate will perform data backups, independent diagnostics, troubleshooting and remote system repairs as needed to restore normal system processing in the event of problems with hardware, software, networks, and systems. In addition, the candidate must be available to work various shifts, including weekends, and have experience with, and expertise in: system monitoring, software problem solving, initiating and providing phone support during problem resolution and conducting disaster recovery operations. You must be able to transfer or obtain and maintain a public trust clearance for the Department of Homeland Security. Requires U.S. citizenship***

A week in the life of a System Administrator:

  • You will review the shift pass down log to determine work to be performed during your shift.
  • You will monitor the performance of multiple servers that support a national biometric system.
  • You will answer service calls, triage issues, determine appropriate resolutions, and respond to emails to senior levels of government officials.
  • You will independently trouble shoot system issues and establish call bridges with appropriate personnel to ensure the system is restored to proper operating condition and all efforts are documented from start to closure.
  • You will support deployment activities and perform software upgrades and deployments.
  • You will take ownership and ensure that your government customer has been satisfied.
  • You will maintain and prepare a shift pass down log for subsequent shifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • To succeed at this job, you must have: system administration experience, UNIX system administration experience and experience in AIX and Windows OS.
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • We would like someone to join our team who is experienced in AIX and Window OS, is team-oriented, can work independently with minimal supervision and is self-motivated.
  • You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain public trust security clearance.
  • We are looking for someone with 3+ years of administrator experience with the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Application Process

  • Apply now before this career opportunity is filled. We look forward to reading your resume!

Employees are required to perform the duties of this position, or any Gemalto position, in compliance with all company policies, procedures, practices, and processes, whether written or verbal, which Gemalto, in its sole discretion, may change periodically, including, but not limited to, those implemented to ensure product, physical plant, information systems and technology security, along withal federal, state and local regulations and public policies. Protect Gemalto assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference. React and help resolve security events or security risks reported by employees. Ensure responsibility is assigned to the individual for actions taken.

Gemalto is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or other protected group status. We support and apply this policy through a program of affirmative action. This includes special efforts to employ and advance within our organization, qualified members of protected groups. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. Answers to application questions will be used for applicable, job-related purposes only.

Job Type: Full-time


  • System Administration: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Reston, VA (Required)