System Administrator w/DoD Clearance for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program
Viper Technology Services - Fort Worth, TX

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Viper Technology Services is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business with a 10-year history of performance building global information systems for U.S. Joint DOD and U.K. MOD logistics programs.

Currently Viper is accepting resumes for a System Administrator for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Autonomics Logistics Information System (ALIS) in Fort Worth, TX. Work requirements include an active DOD Secret security clearance . This position will manage the systems administration for a cutting edge supply chain and aircraft maintenance system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and it will have a significant impact on the success of this new system.

  • Loading and supporting system software upgrades/patches, verifying that services/applications, development tools and databases packages are running and maintained in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements
  • Monitoring and tuning systems to achieve an optimum level of performance and coordinating mission efforts with Network Engineering, System Engineering, and Project Engineering staff
  • Performing review of system security, system and application event logs, performing backups to systems, and performing firmware and OS upgrades as required, as well as configuring, monitoring, and maintaining intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and VPNs
  • Restoring infrastructure at offsite disaster recovery site
  • Applying hardware and software changes to production systems during maintenance windows
  • Working after hours and weekends as needed

  • Active Department of Defense Secret security clearance (prefer Top Secret)
  • Windows 2003 Server Administration
  • NetIQ App Manager, McAfee AntiVirus, McAfee AntispyWare and Tripwire
  • System Lockdown and tightening including DOD STIG
  • Group Policy implementation and AD Server
  • EMC Clarion and SAN
  • ESX, Virtual Center and Virtual Machine deployment
  • Symantec System Recovery, VM Recovery and Backup Exec
  • Networking, Fiber Channel Switches and Data Switches
  • Blade Technology and HP Proliant Servers
  • VPN, IPSEC and Firewalls
  • Installation, configuration, upgrade and deployment of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and custom JAVA base applications via thin clients
  • Ability to work under pressure and to respond quickly
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent documentation skills

Although not required, in addition to the above the ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree w/a minimum of 5 years’ experience, although an equivalent combination of experience and certifications will be considered
  • A military background or experience working in a military environment

This work directly supports lifecycle system management and sustainment for live flight operations of more than a dozen F-35 Lightning II aircraft representing variants for the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps and, eventually, expected variants for the United States Navy and nine International Ministry of Defense partner nations. The job offers significant opportunities for enhanced income through straight time overtime, as well as excellent benefits and paid time off. Shift work is required (generally 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) plus weekends on a rotational basis. AA/EOE.