IT Systems Administrator

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental restoration and operations management at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

BWXT is seeking an IT Systems Administrator for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The responsibilities of the IT Systems Administrator include the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of information systems and technology solutions in support of the various BWXT business units. Specific tasks include but are not limited to support of datacenter operations such as server, network, and storage hardware and the various associated management platforms.


A successful candidate will need the ability to troubleshoot complex problems and work under stressful conditions. The job requires the ability to work collaboratively with customers and business users during daily support and on complex projects. As necessary, this position requires availability after working hours to handle critical issues. The person in this position will also be required to remain current with new technology developments and trends and continue to grow their skills to leverage these new advances.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Technical expert for IT Operations including virtualization, storage, Windows operating systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, and other IT Operations application administration.
  • Implements new technology to support IT or business improvements.
  • Support Airgapped network with increased security requirements such as DISA STIGs.
  • Implements, documents & supports the Data Center operations daily.
  • Designs, maintains, and monitors datacenter backups for all servers and SANs.
  • Administers and supports all critical production applications.
  • Supports Active Directory/DNS/Group Policy/Exchange/IP Monitoring & terminal server system/Windows Firewall.
  • Implements and manages SANs and vSAN.
  • Setups, administers, and supports various virtualization platforms (VMWare, Microsoft, Linux).
  • Participates in implementing system security patches and software/firmware/system upgrades to maintain security compliance.
  • Assists desktop engineers as needed with advanced troubleshooting on occasion.
  • Participates in continuous process improvement activities.
  • Review, update, implement and test Disaster Recovery plan.


Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) clearance. Active security clearance is preferred.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of Active Directory, vmWare vSphere, SRM, Group Policy, DISA STIG controls, Windows Server Operating Systems, Exchange, Skype for Business/Teams, Networking, DFS, Clustering.
  • Some experience with Ivanti/LANDesk, Splunk, Netwrix, What’s Up Gold, Kemp, Commvault, Cohesity, LANSweeper, Open Manage.
  • Must be able to install and troubleshoot physical hardware.
  • Must have in-depth experience with various physical server and virtual backup and recovery solutions.
  • Experience with storage area networks, vSAN and administration and support of Data Center Infrastructure Operations.
  • Must possess ability to cross train team members.
  • Must possess demonstrable experience with solving practical problems and carrying out responsibilities under general supervision.
  • Must be able to organize workload for effective implementation, have a strong customer and results orientation with the ability to function as an effective team member.
  • Must be able to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves.
  • Have a positive attitude and strong work ethic.





The base salary range for this position in Virginia at the start of employment is expected to be between $81,000 and $123,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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