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PDS Tech Inc Flight Test/Software Engineer in Patuxent River, Maryland

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking Software Engineer in Patuxent River, MD.


This role is for an experienced System Administrator for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) at Patuxent River, MD supporting Development Test (DT).

The Database Administrator directly supports JSF operations by assuring the integrity of data stored within the system by maintaining the internal databases and applications. The successful candidate will serve as the point of contact in customer discussions during the flight and evaluation activities and works closely with ALIS System Administrators.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out and sustain system-wide backups, disaster recovery, and database support (status checks, Oracle critical patch updates) Conduct data transfers between system (internal and external), provide user access to data, keep servers operational, configure assets to support user needs, and troubleshoot assets. Support testing, debugging, integration and analysis of database tools Monitor overall test progress, corrective actions, hardware/software baseline status, patch testing, and the health and status of the system

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold an active DoD Secret clearance with a background investigation closure date within the last 6 years and be able to attain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) access.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have, or be able to obtain, and retain DoD IAT Level II certification (e.g., Security+, CySA+, or CCNA Security)

  • Have prior system administrator experience

  • Be willing to work varied shifts and flexible schedules to meet customer mission requirements

  • Must be a US citizen.

Desired skills:

  • In addition to the basic requirements above, the successful candidate may have one or more of the following:

  • Current Security+, CySA+, or CCNA Security certification

  • Demonstrated system administration experience, which may include:

  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting Internet Protocol (IP) Switch Fabric architecture (e.g., Routing, Fail Over, etc.)

  • Disaster recovery: backups and restores of physical servers (Win2012) and virtual machines

  • User Account Maintenance (Active Directory)

  • Hardware/System Monitoring of physical and virtual servers

  • Maintaining/upgrading system hardware and startup/shutdown of rack components

  • Applying operating system updates, anti-virus/anti-spyware updates, and patch updates

  • Experience troubleshooting Web Applications

  • JBOSS (WildFly) Application Server Familiarity

  • Understanding of Network Open System Interconnection (OSI) Model Layers.

  • Working knowledge of Networked Attached Storage (NAS) systems and supported protocols

  • Familiarity with Lockheed Martin products and processes, to include the JSF ALIS hardware and software

  • Prior fighter aircraft maintenance experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.