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General Dynamics Information Technology System Administrator – Storage and Backup - Secret clearance required in Natick, Massachusetts

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret

Public Trust/Other Required: SSBI (T5)

Job Family: Systems Engineering

Join an exciting and dynamic team delivering a large-scale Enterprise Common Tools cloud platform, automation & orchestration, and Cloud Application Migration effort for the Army. 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 looking for self-starter Leads and technical engineers, to work both as part of the team and on individual assignments, in an environment of customer mission delivery, integrity and communications. 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!

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently provides advance level technical interpretation and solutions in the management of data availability, durability, and protection.

  • Troubleshoots storage permissions and access policies that are moderate to high complexity in scope.

  • Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum storage performance levels.

  • 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.

  • Applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained through work experience continuous learning

  • Evaluates existing systems and assists with planning long-term strategies.

  • Work across teams, and external customer groups to develop strategy, design solutions, and advise implementation teams during deployment.

  • 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 optimization recommendations.

  • Experience working with infrastructure as code for provisioning and managing storage resources.

  • Assist decision makers with budget forecasting for cloud storage resources.

  • Write and maintain standard operating procedures and work instructions.

Required skills and experience:

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 5+ years of experience (Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related area is preferred)

  • DoD 8570 IAT LEVEL II compliant (minimum Security+)

  • Experience with Windows Server OS 2012 and above or Linux/Red Hat OS

  • Experience with cloud storage concepts

  • Experience with DoD data storage standards (FIPS 140-2) and encryption

  • Experience with AWS cloud storage services (S3, EBS, multi-region replication, versioning, tiers, lifecycle)

  • Experience with cloud backup and recovery technologies

  • DR and COOP

Desired skills and experience:

  • Cloud migration experience

  • FinOps

  • 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


  • Active Secret Clearance


  • Open to all US locations – primarily Telework


  • 10-15% travel may be required



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 this requirement.

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.