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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Systems Administrator II - Windows in Broomfield, Colorado

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

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The Operations Strategic Support Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.

Systems Administrator II – Windows

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform technical tasks needed to setup and regularly maintain servers and enterprise computing systems. The tasks include technical planning (cost, capacity, logistics), preparing for service changes, implementing new technologies, documenting system configurations, performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, system account changes and monitoring application services.

  • Manage growing and robust VDI environment using VMware Horizon, DEM/UEM, and AppVolumes.

  • Plan and administer storage and backup solutions with Nimble, Brocade/Broadcom, Dell EMC Isilon, Veeam, and Dell EMC Data Domain (or similar technologies).

  • Plan and administer the IT infrastructure to meet ever-changing business requirements and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the services.

  • Research and provide recommendations for computing technologies.

  • Participate in developing and documenting the policies and procedures for consistent infrastructure management, methodologies, and standards.

  • Administer the strategy for the operations and support of the IT infrastructure (computers, networks, local equipment).

  • Coordinate physical environment usage and planning across geographies (data centers, labs, remote offices).

  • Administer lab environments and IT facilities.

  • Manage capacity of systems and services.

  • Provide input into how costs are measured, tracked, and reported.

  • Detailed design of hardware and software infrastructure to meet architecture, project development and QOS requirements.

  • Administer server hardware and OS build standards including server builds, server images, hardening, and software (applications & tools) installations.

  • Enforce security policies for protecting data and shared network resources including files, folders and printers.

  • Set and review the configuration of security access privileges.

  • Document and configure systems.

  • Regular preventative maintenance (daily, weekly, monthly).

  • Troubleshoot and triage of complex problems to avoid extended costly down time and service outages.

  • Root cause analysis utilizing analytical problem solving to provide long term problem resolution.

  • Administer the account and system setup controls.

  • Administration of the information technology continuity and availability systems.

  • Administer the messaging, database, and telecommunications operations.

  • Create key performance indicators and metrics reports.

  • Administer the directory service operations.

  • Administer the capacity of systems and services.

  • Provide cost and chargeback reporting to management and customers based on established costing and charging policies.

  • Administer the intranet and extranet hosting service operations.

  • Create and manage user accounts and permissions.

  • Monitor availability of infrastructure services.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS in Information Technology or a related technical field plus 5 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

Relocation for this position is available.


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans