Systems Admin II

BAE Systems

Totowa, NJ

Job Description
Seeking an experienced IT systems administrator to support classified lab environments that use Linux and Windows networked systems, with expertise in setting up and managing Linux Servers and Workstations and some experience in setting up and managing Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Group Policy Management, and Exchange services.

A successful candidate will be a Linux Server lead joining a team supporting internal customers, designing, implementing and managing lab infrastructure to meet the customer requirements. In this role, you will build, configure, administer and troubleshoot Linux (and Windows) servers and user workstation hardware and software; design and implement workgroup-scale networks; build and manage authentication, file-share, and other collaboration servers to support groups of heterogeneous client systems. You will work with facilities security staff to develop and apply hardening steps for systems for classified use to NISPOM Chapter 8, FISMA, and other customer standards. Document system configuration for new and existing systems. Experience with centralized authentication technologies such as LDAP and Active Directory domains in supporting (Windows/Linux) cross-platform clients is desirable.

You should be customer service oriented, attentive to detail, self-motivated and work well in teams. Flexibility in approach to finding solutions, the ability to understand and act on the customer needs and priorities, and learn new technologies quickly are some of the qualities a successful candidate will have. You will also need to be willing to respond to occasional off-hours outages and take part in subsequent service restoration efforts.

You will need to be eligible to receive a security clearance within 3 months of hire date or have an active Secret clearance.

CompTIA Security+ (or equivalent) is required to work in the customer labs, and preference will be given to candidates who hold this certificate.  It is definite plus if you already have an existing Security+ certificate.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
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. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Required Skills and Education
Candidates must be able to be cleared for a US DoD security clearance or have an active security clearance at the time of application

High School + 6 years
Associates + 4 years
Bachelors + 2 years

- 8+ years of experience in enterprise level Linux and/or Windows Server operating environments, including Windows Active Directory, Group Policy Management, SharePoint, Exchange services
- TCP/IP and Microsoft Networking concepts
- Unix/Linux and Windows interoperability services (e.g. centralized authentication technologies for cross-platform clients)
- Linux bash and Windows shell scripting a plus
- Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and move into positions either standing or kneeling that require connecting computing equipment up for use.
Preferred Skills and Education
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills :
- Virtual machine (VM) technologies (ESXi, VCenter, VSphere)
- NetApp Management
- PXE and WDS automated system installation technologies
- Automated backup systems
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
- Unix shell scripting
- Configuration management tools (Subversion, ClearCase) a plus
- CompTIA Security+ certification
- CISSP certification a plus
Typical Education and Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience