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System Administrator I - Windows

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Nov 13, 2021
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  10366

At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.

 

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

 

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers 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. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

The Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.

 

System Administrator I - Windows

 

We are seeking a Windows Systems Administrator I that will be expected to team with peers, internal customers, and management to strengthen the consistency and standardization of IT infrastructure services to achieve operational excellence and program success. While this position is an individual contributor role, collaboration and strong technical knowledge and skills will be essential attributes.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Interface with internal customers, security, and management teams for: maintaining production systems, resolving issues with services and physical systems.
  • Install, maintain, and support multiple Windows-based workstations and servers on physical and virtual platforms in support of program initiatives.
  • Support engineering applications.
  • Execute troubleshooting skills to address stability objectives both reactively and proactively.
  • Maintain a secure computing environment, including adherence to backup schedules, patching, virus updates, and regular security scanning and remediation.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support 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 2 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 8 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.
  • DoD 8570 IAT-2 certification is required (SEC+, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CISA, CISSA, CASP, GSIH or GCED).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization and project management/project coordination skills.
  • Experience installing, configuring, upgrading and migrating Microsoft Windows servers.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Active Directory, including domain administration, creating, testing, and implementing group policies, and maintaining user and computer objects is desired.
  • Practical installation, configuration and troubleshooting experience with Active Directory, Exchange and SCOM/SCCM integration.
  • Experience should include planning, configuring, maintaining, patching and monitoring applications in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Expertise with intel-based server class and workstation hardware.
  • Experience with VMware virtualization products (vSphere ESXI, vCenter, vRealize Operations Manager) is desired.
  • Strong documentation skills, organization skills, and the ability to interact with team members cross-functionally.
  • Expertise troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP and related connectivity issues.
  • Proficiency with PowerShell, BASH or Python scripting and execution is desired.
  • Experience with specialized network environments (air gapped, limited access) is desired.

 

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 continues 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. 
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

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: $84,500 - $114,500 (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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

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.


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