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BAE Systems

Principal Systems Administrator (ITEMS UDS)



Full Time

On Site


Bluemont, Virginia, United States

Job Description Join BAE Systems' Intelligence and Security Sector and be part of an agile team that enables our employees to support our customers and their missions. As a Principal Systems Administrator, you will support the administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks. Perform desktop system management responsibilities involving account monitoring and security. Operating System (OS) installation and other local area system administration related functions. Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to those systems. Provide Tier 2 and 3 problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of problems, as well as escalation and status communications to agency management and internal customers. Configure and manage UNIX and/or Windows operating systems. Isolate and resolve hardware and software problems involving applications, operating systems, hardware, infrastructure, and any combination thereof. Able to troubleshoot, as well as maintain the integrity and configuration of network components along with implementing operating system enhancements to improve reliability and performance. Integrate new technologies into new and existing systems including the transition and migration of enterprise systems. The Principal System Administrator is instrumental in providing comprehensive definition of all aspects of system development, from analysis of mission needs to the verification of system performance. You will have the opportunity to perform evaluations of system alternatives, assessing the risks and costs to solve some of the world's most complex IT challenges.
Location is Mount Weather, VA. Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center.

Note: Must be able to maintain an active TS/SCI CI Polygraph.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills Education and Experience:

  • Senior - HS Diploma / GED & 10 yrs, Associates & 8 yrs, Bachelors & 6 yrs, Masters & 4 yrs, or PhD & 2 yrs
  • Security+ ce or higher DoD 8570 certification
  • Have extensive experience as a Systems Administrator
  • Able to develop solutions to complex problems in alignment with organizational goals
  • Perform independently without direct supervision and able to exercise considerable latitude in determining objective approaches to various assignments
  • Versed in providing consultation to management and perform as liaison on matters pertaining to policies, plans, and objectives
Note: Must have an active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Bachelor's and the following years' experience:
  • Sr - 6+ yrs
  • Advanced DoD 8570 certification
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.