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Network Administrator II - Data Center

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Nov 6, 2022
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  23871

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.


Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.


Network Administrator II – Data Center


Provide operational support for data center and physical network infrastructure needs within the IT Service Delivery Operations Organization.   


What You’ll Do: 


  • Provide technical direction to other departments on cabling and data center standards. 
  • Define and implement standards in accordance with industry best practices. 
  • Create and execute detailed implementation plans for new and existing infrastructure. 
  • Rack elevation documentation.
  • Administer the unclassified telecommunications infrastructure. 
  • Execute intermediate troubleshooting skills to address stability objectives. 
  • Vendor Management. 
  • Project Management. 
  • Inventory management. 
  • Fiber/Cooper terminations/troubleshooting/labeling. 
  • Assist in establishing and adhering to standard processes and documentation. 
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need: 


  • Related Bachelor’s and 5 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 11 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for additional years of experience.
  • Related certifications may count towards years of related experience.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Experience with Fiber optics. 
  • Experience with CAT3/5/6 cabling. 
  • Experience with patching, tracing, and verifying layer 1 connectivity.
  • Experience with IP Addressing and VLAN’s.
  • Experience with maintaining IDF/MDF telecom closets.
  • Experience with Project Management.
  • Experience with Vendor Management. 
  • Experience with Vizio, Adobe Acrobat, & Excel. 
  • Experience with Data center management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the following platforms to ensure stable operations throughout the enterprise: 
    • LAN, WAN, MAN solutions 
    • Data Center infrastructures
    • Network monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting. 
    • MAC (Move, Add, Change) support.
    • Network Port activations.
    • IP-based voice and collaboration technologies. 


Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.  


Working Conditions: 


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continue to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $91,500 - $124,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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