ARES Corporation Systems Administrator, Sr Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA in Lompoc, California

ARES Corporation seeks an experienced candidate to support the operation, maintenance, and sustainment of the US Air Force's Launch and Service Contract (LISC). As part of this team, your work will directly support Vandenberg Air Force Base’s efforts to successfully launch rockets into space.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the administration and sustainment of multiple computer systems

  • Analyzes and resolves software/hardware matters of significance pertaining to networking connectivity issues, printer, servers, and applications to meet business needs and applications to meet business needs

  • Performs system performance tuning

  • Performs backups

  • Analyzes system logs and identifies potential issues with computer systems

  • Troubleshoots any reported problems

  • Ensures that the network infrastructure is up and running

  • Answers technical queries

  • Researches, develops and recommends technical solutions in support of software and hardware sustainment/development activities

  • Provide and perform Stage tape process (possible installation of Staged files on hard drive)

  • Creates CIP (Cyber Initialization Packs) for both Cyber Mainframes

  • Creates new Dead Start tapes (installation of Dead Start on removable hard drive)

  • Moves saved data files from tape to removable hard drive

  • Trains personnel on basic NOS commands and actions

Required Skills:

  • Effective communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work within a dynamic, fast paced environment with time constraints

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required.

In order to be selected for this position you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field preferred

  • Five or more years of experience with computer systems or networking desired

  • Five or more years of systems administration experience supporting Cyber Mainframe computer desired

Security Clearance Statement: Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

ARES is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.