System Administrator Jr - AWS
Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Posted on: January 15, 2022
**Type of Requisition:** Regular
**Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:** Secret
**Public Trust/Other Required:** None
**Job Family:** Software Development
Join an exciting and dynamic team delivering a large-scale
Enterprise Common Tools cloud platform, automation & orchestration,
and Cloud Application Migration effort. This team works in a
dynamic and fast-paced environment, with engineering, migration,
and operations & sustainment of cloud migration efforts. Enterprise
Common Tools and specific Army program customer migration efforts
provide a range of day-to-day challenges, while the bigger picture
architecture and migration efforts provide tangible milestones that
the team pursues together following AGILE practices, to deliver the
overall program effort. We're building a team with the right skills
to deliver operations and sustainment in an environment of customer
mission delivery, integrity, and communications, with both
dedicated and matrixed resources, and the chance to learn and grow
on the job and the program. We're looking to fill this role/team
with those who currently have the cloud experience, certifications,
and skills to execute in large enterprise environments, are
flexible and enjoy tackling challenges, and desire to join a large
team that is building and sustaining a large multi-tenant cloud
platform/enterprise and migrating/expanding/automating the
enterprise. If this sounds like you and you love to learn and grow
with a team while delivering program milestones, then we'd love to
hear from you!
The Systems Administrator Jr - AWS will be responsible for
provisioning and de-provisioning of storage, compute, and other
capabilities as required. Support cloud resource life-cycle
management across the cloud hosting environment, to include but not
limited to, administration, configuration, and management support,
backup, disaster recovery, and COOP for cloud hosted workloads.
They will identify, evaluate, and recommend cost effective/best of
breed solutions to solve the business and customer problems.
+ Independently provides advance level technical interpretation and
solutions in the management of data availability, durability, and
+ Experience deploying and managing infrastructure using
infrastructure as code and deploying with a CI/CD pipeline.
+ Troubleshoots storage permissions and access policies that are
moderate to high complexity in scope.
+ Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum storage
+ Independently ensures data/media recoverability by following a
schedule of system backups and database archive operations.
+ Conducts storage audits to ensure compliance with established
standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
+ Experience deploying and managing containers using AWS native
services (EKS, ECS, etc.).
+ Applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained
through work experience continuous learning.
+ Evaluates existing systems and assists with planning long-term
+ Work across teams, and external customer groups to develop
strategy, design solutions, and advise implementation teams during
+ Monitor environment state config using native tools such as AWS
Config or Systems Manager State Manager.
+ Provide communication, ensuring that managers, team members,
stakeholders within the organization, and clients are kept informed
of relevant trends and projects.
+ Research new or alternative technologies, document findings,
conduct pilots and evaluate multiple vendors, make recommendations,
and develop business cases to justify the investment.
+ Deal with escalations, make assessments, recommendations or
provide solutions to resolve issues.
+ Experience working with FinOps teams to identify storage cost
+ Experience working with infrastructure as code for provisioning
and managing storage resources.
+ Assist decision makers with budget forecasting for cloud storage
+ Write and maintain standard operating procedures and work
**Required skills and experience:**
+ BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 2-5 years of experience (Degree
in Computer Science, Engineering or related area is preferred)
+ AWS Practitioner Cert
+ DoD 8570 IAT LEVEL II compliant (minimum Security+)
+ Experience with Windows Server OS 2012 and above or Linux/Red Hat
+ Experience with Infrastructure as Code concepts
+ Experience with DoD data storage standards (FIPS 140-2) and
+ Experience with AWS cloud storage services (S3, EBS, multi-region
replication, versioning, tiers, lifecycle)
+ Experience with AWS Systems Manager (Patch Manager, Sessions
Manager, Software Distributor, Maintenance Window)
+ AWS Backup (Protection Groups, Schedules, Restores)
+ Experience with cloud backup and recovery technologies
+ DR and COOP
+ Active Secret clearance is required to start
**Desired skills and experience:**
+ Cloud migration experience
+ Automation tools (ansible, terraform)
**Skills and Attributes:**
+ Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills
+ Strong attention to detail and requirements
+ Motivated team player
This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by
January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18.
Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee,
Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex
government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country.
We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance
critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest
in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today
is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground,
beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering
the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services
needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or
any other protected class.
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