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Sr Systems Administrator

Company: Textron
Location: Sterling
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are
Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.
Textron Systems in Sterling, Virginia is a leading developer of sophisticated geospatial analysis software. Our software products combine a wide range of image analysis, full motion video exploitation, 3D modeling, feature extraction, LIDAR analysis, data management, and precision-positioning tools. We are looking for talented and innovative IT professionals that can assist our software development teams with deploying our products on both cloud-based and virtualized infrastructures to capture emerging customer needs. For more information visit:
The Sr. Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting IT Infrastructure at Textron Systems in Sterling, Virginia reporting to the Manager, IT Infrastructure in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The candidate must be able to balance daily operations, project work and provide critical outage support. The candidate should possess a natural enthusiasm for IT, diverse in-depth technical experience, business acumen, and strong customer service skills. Textron Systems values employees that enjoy researching technology trends and implementing their findings into existing systems to solve interesting problems within our markets.

  • Designing and implementing advanced IT solutions in conjunction with technical engineering teams
  • Working with software development teams to optimize performance of our software products in both cloud (AWS and Microsoft Azure) and virtualized environments
  • Managing multiple concurrent infrastructure projects
  • Providing full lifecycle management for server, storage, and hardware operations
  • Providing technical and analytical guidance as it relates to servers, storage, networking, telephony, and other IT systems
  • Providing technical troubleshooting and outage support
  • Providing infrastructure configuration management & change control
  • Creating and maintaining process documentation
  • Staying abreast of industry trends and new technologies
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of hands-on experience in majority of the following areas:
  • Windows operating systems
  • Active Directory, Group Policy
  • Server virtualization and cloud technologies
  • Backup and storage technologies
  • LAN networking technologies and topologies
  • Database technologies including Microsoft SQL server
  • Client server applications and SQL
  • Virtualization technologies, specifically VMWare Horizons or Citrix
  • Experience with AWS and/or Microsoft Azure tools and services

  • Microsoft Azure DevOps experience is a plus

  • Possession of relevant technical certifications a plus
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple assignments and stay on schedule
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results on time
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand complex technologies, processes and systems
  • Deals with ambiguity well
  • Passion for technology; curiosity to learn new and emerging technologies

Keywords: Textron, Sterling , Sr Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Sterling, Virginia

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