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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

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Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required 

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The GBS Group, an engineering and technical consulting firm, is seeking a Systems Administrator to join our Philadelphia Engineering Office. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our office is located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is a dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability. The Navy Yard has over 20 acres of parks, one mile of waterfront trail and is located less than one-half mile from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Fields, Citizens Bank Part, as well as the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

The Systems Administrator is responsible for acquisition, installation, operations, maintenance and usage of a complex network system, including local/wide area networks, VPNs, and switches. The Network Engineer will perform configuration, health and wellness monitoring, maintenance activities and data/trend analysis. Regular tasking will include:

  • Perform networking activities - basic understanding of routing and firewalls is a MUST.
  • Support installation onboard US Navy vessels.
  • Execute troubleshooting and day-to-day functions (i.e., patch management).
  • Support dry runs, document fixes and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Set up Switches, Firewalls (Virtual and Physical).
  • Resolve complex networking/routing issues.
  • Conduct data path analysis.


Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Network Systems Administration, Information Technology, Information Systems (or a related specialized technical area and a minimum of 8 years of related professional experience) OR
  • Master's degree in Network Systems Administration, Information Technology, Information Systems (or a related specialized technical area and minimum of 6 years of related experience).
  • Must have current certifications in Security+, Network+ or A+ (with hands on technical system expertise for that certification).
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a secret security clearance.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in network security Network routers, switches and firewalls.
  • Experience in system debugging, tcpdump, WireShark.
  • Documentation skills with MS Word, and Visio.
  • Possess understanding security services based on:
    • Defense Information Services Agency (DISA)
    • Defense Security Service (DSS)
    • National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).
  • Ability to travel up to 75%.

EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.