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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Systems Administrator Principal in Westminster, Colorado

Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site at https://jobs.ball.com/aerospace/ or connect with us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ball-aerospace , Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ballaerospace/ , Twitter at https://twitter.com/BallAerospace or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ballaerospace/ .

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 Principal

We are seeking a Systems Administrator Principal with a focus of Microsoft Windows and VMware infrastructure support. The Systems Administrator will be expected to team with peers, internal customers, and management to strengthen the consistency and standardization of IT infrastructure services to achieve operational excellence and program success. While this position is an individual contributor role, collaboration and strong technical knowledge and skills will be essential attributes.

* *What you’ll do:

  • Interface with internal customers, security, and management teams for: maintaining production systems, resolving issues with services and physical systems.

  • Install, maintain, and support multiple Windows-based workstations and servers on physical and virtual platforms in support of program initiatives.

  • Support engineering applications.

  • Execute troubleshooting skills to address stability objectives both reactively and proactively.

  • Maintain a secure computing environment, including adherence to backup schedules, patching, virus updates, and regular security scanning and remediation.

  • 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 12 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.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organization and project management/project coordination skills.

  • Experience should include expertise in planning, configuring, maintaining, patching and monitoring in a Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Strong expertise with intel-based server class and workstation hardware.

  • Strong expertise with VMware virtualization products (vSphere ESXI, vCenter, vRealize Operations Manager).

  • Strong documentation skills, organization skills, and the ability to interact with team members cross-functionally.

  • Expertise with Microsoft Active Directory, including domain administration, creating, testing, and implementing group policies, and maintaining user and computer objects.

  • Expertise troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP and related connectivity issues.

  • Proficiency with PowerShell scripting and execution.

  • Preferred skills:

  • Experience with Linux servers, scripting and support.

  • Experience with software license management tools.

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters.

  • Experience with engineering applications such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ANSYS HFSS.

  • Experience with specialized network environments (air gapped, limited access).

* *Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

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

Current Clearance 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 not available.

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

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

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