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The Aerospace Corporation
In an era of dynamic change, Aerospace is addressing the most complex challenges in space.
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Systems Administrator (Washington DC)

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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.
At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.
Job Summary
Enterprise Information Services is responsible for Aerospace's classified and unclassified enterprise IT environment. As enterprise Systems Administrator you will oversee the corporate server infrastructure that supports some of the company's most critical business services. You will join a company that develops cutting edge solutions for our nation's most complex space enterprise and mission assurance challenges. You will become part of the Computational Services Department, which is responsible for the development and sustainment of server and storage infrastructure for the Aerospace Corporation.
Work Model
Onsite - Chantilly, VA
What You'll Be Doing
  • Deploy, sustain, and tune enterprise Microsoft Windows and Linux servers
  • Support and apply best practices for critical enterprise infrastructure systems
  • Liaison with customers in pursuit of continuous service improvement
  • Ensure the overall health, performance, and capacity of critical enterprise infrastructure services
  • Sustain automation processes to improve service operability and reduce Mean Time to Repair
  • Harden, scan and remediate infrastructure to ensure compliance with NIST security best practices including the application of DISA STIGs where appropriate.
  • Provide enterprise Windows and Linux server troubleshooting, tier 1 and 2 support

What You Need to be Successful
Minimum Requirements for Level II:
  • Current Top-Secret clearance
  • Current Security+ or CISSP certification or equivalent (required for classified environments)
  • 2-year applicable experience in applicable technologies.
  • Knowledge of MS Windows and/or Linux server infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with security patching tools such as MS SCCM/MECM, Ivanti or IBM BigFix
  • Knowledge of server virtualization on platforms such as VMWare or Hyper-V
  • Familiarity with enterprise class hardware such as rack-mounted or blade server chassis
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • This position will require a Counter-Intelligence Polygraph

Minimum Requirements for Level III:
  • Current Top-Secret clearance
  • Current Security+ or CISSP certification or equivalent (required for classified environments)
  • 3 years applicable experience in applicable technologies.
  • Knowledge of MS Windows and/or Linux server infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with security patching tools such as MS SCCM/MECM, Ivanti or IBM BigFix
  • Knowledge of server virtualization on platforms such as VMWare or Hyper-V
  • Familiarity with enterprise class hardware such as rack-mounted or blade server chassis
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • This position will require a Counter-Intelligence Polygraph
  • One or more from below
    • Certification such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019
    • MS PowerShell, VMware PowerCLI, Bash or shell scripting skill
    • Knowledge of high availability cluster server to include maintenance, security, availability, disaster recovery, performance analysis, and tuning.
    • Familiarity with Cisco UCS

How You Can Stand Out
It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Current TS/SCI clearance with SSBI and CI polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Computer Science or Information Systems or Technology or equivalent experience
  • Experience with automation and orchestration using tools such as Ansible, Jenkins or SCCM
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, PowerShell DSC or SCCM
  • Experience with Cisco UCS domains including Fabric Interconnects

Ways We Reward Our Employees
During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.
Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.
Equal Opportunity Commitment
The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at [email protected] You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.
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An Insider's view of The Aerospace Corporation

How does your team reward individual success?

It has been my experience over the past 6 years that we have an excellent work/life balance. Our product is our expertise, so individuals are recognized and valued for the unique perspective they bring to the table. I’ve never felt like “just a number”, and with that understanding comes a flexibility to my work schedule that I really appreciate.

Matt

Manager, Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department

How does the company support your career growth?

Aerospace encourages each employee’s ability to learn and grow by nurturing a diverse environment of technical expertise. We have subject matter experts in every topic that involves space launch (and much more!) who are easy to locate, access, engage, and collaborate with to develop and create career growth opportunities.

Pavel

Sr. Member of Technical Staff, Structural Systems

What is your vision for the company?

At Aerospace, we encourage every employee to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to work to help us deliver on our role as the nation’s trusted partner, solving the hardest problems for the preeminent space enterprise.

Todd

Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Technology

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I think of my career as a journey filled with personal growth; rather than a sequence of titles. I’ve worked with a diverse group of individuals over time, which has helped me realize the power of seeing the possibilities and potential in everyone. Sure, my career has grown in title and responsibility, but the real growth has been in me.

Rosalind

Principal Director, Systems Engineering Division

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