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Systems Administrator I

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  May 28, 2023
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  28268

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 Advanced Technology & Information Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides scientific, engineering and other experts that work with our customers to solve their hardest problems and advance state-of-the-art technology. Our data solutions professionals deliver enterprise processing, analytics, exploitation and management, as well as information technology hardware that provide actionable information for warfighters and decision makers. In addition, our subject matter experts provide world-class technology and operational insight that help organizations advance the boundaries of knowledge and accomplish their missions. 


Systems Administrator I

The System Administrator I serves as the primary IT Subject Matter Expert (SME) for multiple Isolated Lab environments. This position shall oversee day-to-day information system administration operations, resolve complex problems, and develop innovative solutions to meet changing security requirements.  This individual will be able to work independently as well as collaborate with internal and external customers to create a positive, productive work environment. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.

What You’ll Do:


  • Install, manage, and maintain Active Directory 2016 and 2019 Networks, Windows 7, Windows 10 as well as various Linux based operating systems, such as Ubuntu, CentOS, and Red Hat hosted on physical platforms in secure stand-alone as well as domain environments in support of program initiatives.
  • Update and maintain Linux Repositories.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot network issues including DHCP, DNS, and IP conflicts.
  • Provide support to engineering/development applications and environments.
  • Ensure OS patching, virus definition updates, security scanning and remediation are completed within established timeframes.
  • Manage Network Attached Storage (NAS) and replication of data to ensure no data loss due to lack of backups or storage capacity.
  • Conduct security reviews and tests of systems to verify security features and controls are functional and effective.
  • Install and manage Virtual Machines (VM).
  • Take corrective action to resolve problems identified and ensure test equipment, network resources, and information systems are operated, maintained, reutilized, and disposed of in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Support security authorization activities in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST RMF).
  • Design hardware and software infrastructure to meet architecture, project development and QOS requirements.
  • Implement process for the management, review, and retention of security audit data.
  • Establish system specific recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly protected and restored.
  • 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 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.
  • A current, active Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Possess current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAM Level I, e.g. Security+ CE.
  • Extensive experience with Linux operating systems with a working knowledge of Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with updating both Linux and Windows in an air gapped environment.
  • Highly skilled in executing DISA STIGs via Windows Active Directory Group policy and Local Group Policy Objects.
  • Excellent customer service, and interpersonal communications skills supported by excellent documentation and organizational ability.  
  • Ability to work independently with little to no guidance, prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks.
  • Experience conducting security audits of information systems preferred.
  • Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs preferred.
  • Experience Configuring Offline Microsoft WSUS preferred.
  • Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DSS, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience with scripting codes to include Python and Java preferred.
  • Oracle or SQL database backup knowledge preferred.
  • SCCM imaging via PXE or other enterprise imaging software preferred.


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 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. 


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


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $102,000 (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: Dayton

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