Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Systems Administrator II (664663) - Security Clearance Required in Broomfield, Colorado

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


Systems Administrator II

We are seeking a Systems Administrator II with Microsoft Windows experience and strong troubleshooting skills. In this role, the systems administrator will work on a team supporting program initiatives in secure, isolated computing environments. The administrator will be expected to team with peers, internal customers, and management to strengthen the consistency and standardization of IT infrastructure and services 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 *

  • Coordinate and track infrastructure projects.
  • Interface with internal customers, program security, and management teams in planning for, maintaining, and resolving issues with services and systems.
  • Install, maintain, and support multiple Windows-based servers on physical and virtual platforms in support of program initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Potentially work in single-threaded program environments
  • 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 related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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.
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph required.
  • Certifications meeting DoD 8570 compliance required.
  • Expertise in planning, configuring, maintaining, patching and monitoring in a Microsoft Windows server environment running Windows Server versions 2008/2008R2/2012.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters is desired.
  • Expertise in:
  • Intel-based server class and desktop hardware.
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2012/2016, including domain administration, creating, testing, and implementing group policies, and maintaining user and computer objects.
  • Troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP and related connectivity issues.
  • Experience with Windows7 and 10 x64 Enterprise OS imaging, installation, and support.
  • Experience with engineering applications such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, HFSS, National Instruments, I-DEAS, IBM Rational DOORS.
  • Experience with SAN, NAS, and direct attached storage.
  • Must have strong documentation skills, organization skills, and the ability to interact with team members cross-functionally.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization and project management/project coordination skills.
  • Experience with Java Application servers (JBoss, WebLogic, ColdFusion), FLEX-LM or Sentinel software license management tools is desired.
  • Experience with Linux Operating systems is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2016 is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a plus.
  • Experience with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is a plus.
  • Experience with Vmware products both Infrastructure and VDI is a plus.
  • Experience with PowerShell is a plus.

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.

Security Clearance:

Successful candidate will have completed a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Title: Systems Administrator II (664663) - Security Clearance Required

Job ID: 664663

Location: CO - Broomfield

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular