Jacobs Systems Administrator in Hampton, Virginia

Systems Administrator


Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE) contract comprises of three major categories of work- operations, maintenance, and engineering (OME), as described below.

  • Maintenance- Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, but not limited to, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), and maintenance/ operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical power distribution, potable water, storm water drainage)

  • Operations- Facilities Operations support includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories, and test stands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant and utilities (e.g., high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant); technology development and administration, including, but not limited to, Facility Automation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS)

  • Engineering- Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management/planning support.


  • System Administration support of workstations, servers, and the related network configurations. Multiple system types with multiple Windows and various Unix type OSs are included in the GDS inventory

  • Perform system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware. server resources, systems and key processes

  • Review system and application logs, verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required

  • Configure system CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required

  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

  • Perform in a team environment with other Systems Administrators to provide overall operations and maintenance for the LaRC Ground Data Systems (GDS) production and development support environment

  • Partner with Software Engineering groups to install new and/or rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements

  • Serve as primary point responsible to deploy, maintain, and operate an encrypted data backup and recovery solution that supports the GDS production environment

  • Action and resolve assigned tickets within the Electronic Contract Management System (ECMS)

  • Apply systems and security patches to all workstations and servers as required

  • Manage updates to hardware and software while ensuring there is no impact to the functionality of the Ground Data Systems.

  • Provide OT System Administration services for various customers across the NASA LaRC facilities


U.S. Citizenship required. BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and three (3) to five (5) years of progressive, relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications. Relevant certification such as (MCP, ITIL Foundation v3, CompTIA Security , CompTIA A , MCP- 70-290 Managing and Maintaining Windows 2003 Servers, MCDST, MCSA (2000, 2003), MCSE (2003, 2007) is preferred. The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance is required.

Candidate must have:

  • Demonstrated proficiency using WSUS patch management systems

  • Experience planning and implementing enterprise systems backups using EMC Networker backup and recovery software

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience maintaining a network/operational environment

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience with Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Demonstrated experience upgrading systems to new approved OS versions

  • Demonstrated experience in VMware virtualization across-platforms

  • Demonstrated experience with the administration of database (MS SQLOracle) backups and restores

  • Demonstrated understanding of Active Directory infrastructure, design and interface capabilities with other MS products

  • Demonstrated understanding of DNS name resolution

  • Demonstrated experience implementing and using EMC Networker and BigFix System Management Tool

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient mobility to enter into confined spaces, crawl into or onto various assemblies while maintaining a clear vision of safety is required. Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, propellants and the like. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs.

Work Environment:

An office or Control Room environment is the typical work area. Project implementations or troubleshooting events will be in an industrial or laboratory environment. May be exposed to areas of high voltage, high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals, and industrial facilities. Travel to other buildings on-site or nearby off-site facilities will be required. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided.

Equipment and Machines:

Standard office equipment- PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc.

Hardware platforms - Microsoft PC and OS


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<20%)

Travel required («5%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others. Must be able to balance scope, schedule and budget to insure project success. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Hampton

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: AER00010G