System Administrator

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Location: Canberra, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

The Opportunity 

The Joint Cross Domain eXchange (JCDX) is a mission critical Command and Control system to produce Situational Awareness and Intelligence products for (HQJOC), deployed forces and Government agencies.
As the System Administrator you’ll provide support to maintain the JCDX and adjunct systems.

What you’ll do

  • Plan and execute tasks between team members enabling completion. Monitor and report on progress of the allocated tasks
  • Support systems, software, hardware and interfaces 
  • Identify, investigate and resolve incidents and problems with system software, hardware and interfaces, and take remedial action where necessary
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of configuration documentation 
  • Tailor and customise system software, system hardware and interfaces to meet user requirements
  • Monitor and optimize performance of systems
  • Provide advice on and assist with configuration and connection of existing and new systems, applications and data feeds into and out of system
  • Assist with the change and release management of patches, updates and upgrades for the systems and related applications
  • Provide on call support on a rotating roster (work location is on-site co-located with client)
  • Lead and/or participate in regular departmental and project meetings and technical reviews (both internal and external)
  • Mentor and coach team members, providing technical guidance. 

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in one of the following disciplines (or equivalent industry experience) – Computer Science; System Engineering or Information Technology
  • System administration or technical support experience with UNIX, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Solaris and/or HP/UX
  • Experience with networking including a functional understanding of TCP/IP and firewalling.
  • Previous exposure to Juniper firewall design and management.

Special Requirements 

  • You must be able to obtain and maintain TSPV level Australian Government Security Clearance 
  • Eligible to obtain authorisation to work with ITAR controlled equipment and technology 
  • Periodical interstate and international travel will be required
  • You will need to successfully clear a pre-employment and police check.

Culture & Benefits at Thales

Thales can offer you a variety of interesting and challenging work. We support our employees to develop professionally and succeed. We are a growing global organisation so hiring from within is our first priority, ensuring all our employees are given every opportunity to develop and build their career.   We offer a variety of initiatives that support your wellbeing such as flexible work practices, salary sacrifice, novated leasing and purchased leave. 

Thales is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where the very best talent in Australia chooses to work, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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