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Teledyne Technologies IT Systems Administrator in Thousand Oaks, California

Company Overview

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Assist in the design, implementation and operation / maintenance of the site’s server, network, and client infrastructure. This may include: server hardware and software, storage hardware and software, the infrastructure related components of database management, network design, implementation and maintenance, and desktop hardware and software; network, messaging & email accounts, and other directory services (e.g. Active Directory) based account provisioning. The position will also provide support for Teledyne’s enterprise infrastructure.

This position may include some of all of the following responsibilities:

  • IT Infrastructure Policy, Process and Standards – The position will be responsible for implementing and maintaining solutions consistent with IT infrastructure policy, processes and associated standards. This includes asset management, account provisioning, data storage, information assurance, security and license compliance from both a hardware and software perspective.

  • Server – The position will be responsible for supporting the server environment. This will include security, administration and project and client needs. Technologies like virtualization are supported by this position. Installs new software releases and system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches, and resolves software related problems.

  • Storage – The position will be responsible for supporting enterprise data storage. This will include maintenance, security, and administration. Experienced with operating systems and Storage Area Networks (SAN) and backup solutions. Performs system backups and recovery.

  • Database – The position will be responsible for supporting database infrastructure and administration. This includes maintenance, security, and administration. It does not include application level activities associated with the database.

  • LAN – The position will be responsible for the Local Area Networks and associated equipment (e.g. routers, switches, and cabling) and technologies (local wireless, extranet’s, dmz’s, etc…) at each of the assigned Teledyne’s facilities. This includes security, administration (configuration and setup), project and client needs.

  • WAN – The position will be responsible for the Wide Area Networks and associated equipment (e.g. routers and switches) and technologies (e.g. MPLS remote access, etc.). This will include security, administration (configuration and setup), project and client needs.

  • Security – The position will be responsible for working with the IT Security Team on network security matters to ensure corporate assets and information are protected from external threats. This position will also work closely with our Government Security team to ensure adequate administrative support in the classified arena.

  • E-Mail Environment – The position will be responsible for aiding in the administration and maintenance of the organization's email / messaging system(s). Works with the development, implementation, and optimization of messaging systems. Monitors server performance and mail routing. Creates user accounts and maintains security levels on databases. Provides second-level support and troubleshoots complex issues. Monitors existing messaging infrastructure and server usage, ensuring proper working order. Document internal policies or develop training for end-users.

  • Directory Services – The position will be responsible for assisting in the management of the enterprise directory services (primarily Microsoft Active Directory). This will include the maintenance, security, and administration.

  • Desktop Environment – The position will be responsible for the client desktop. This includes maintenance, security, and administration. The position will be responsible for hardware and operating system software on the desktop, the standard desktop image, the desktop build process and how new software is evaluated and installed. Improves desktop hardware and software processes and supports critical business strategies by managing the development, installation, vendor selection, maintenance and repair of desktop equipment.

  • Lifecycle Refresh – The position will help plan and execute the lifecycle refresh plan for assigned Teledyne locations.

  • General Support – The position will have support responsibilities specific to the server infrastructure problems level 1 and 2 support cannot address. Support will require troubleshooting malfunctions of hardware and software applications, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services. The position will have support responsibilities specific to the network / infrastructure problems. Support will require troubleshooting malfunctions of network hardware and software applications, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services. The position will have support responsibilities specific to complex client infrastructure problems. Support will require troubleshooting malfunctions of hardware and software applications, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services.

  • Unix Support – Provide support to the engineering and test departments and the Unix/Linux environment they operate. Responsible for overall system administration, maintenance, and user/storage administration.

  • Other duties may be assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science / related field or relevant work experience.

  • 5-10 years of system administrative experience

  • Keen operating system knowledge; Windows and Unix

  • Security+ Certification

Language Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong oral and written communication abilities with all levels of management, employees, and customers

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

Reasoning Ability

  • Lead and perform assignments that are complex in nature

  • Develop solutions to a variety of complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation

  • Perform work without appreciable management direction. Exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment. Operate with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision.

  • Able to handle complex problems and determine approach

  • Able to organize and coordinate projects and team activities

  • Vendor/contract management skills

Computer Skills

  • Windows Server O/S, MS Clustering, SharePoint/MS Project Server, etc…

  • Server Infrastructure Technologies (DNS, DHCP, Active Directory)

  • Virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, etc.) and associated concepts.

  • AntiVirus software and strategies

  • Dell and HP server troubleshooting and repair

  • Storage concepts and technologies – NetApp, HP, etc…

  • Remote Management Methodologies, Microsoft System Center & Operations Manager, and configuration management and monitoring system concepts (e.g., WMI, SNMP, etc.)

  • Server backup strategies, methodologies, and solutions like Netbackup, Backup Exec, and CommVault etc.

  • Citrix Xen App and Xen Desktop

  • Database Administration Strategies and Practices

  • Some ability with scripting

  • Thorough understanding of Internet technologies (DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, Email Routing, SPAM, etc.)

  • Thorough understanding of Local and Wide Area Networking

  • CCNP Certification Preferred

  • Hands on experience with the following Products / Technologies:

  • Cisco Catalyst series switches

  • Cisco Nexus range of physical switches (5 K, 7 K) etc…

  • Cisco routers

  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points

  • Cisco IOS Software

  • Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliances)

  • Cisco ASR (Series Aggregation Services Routers)

  • Network Management Systems (HPOV, NNM, Solar Winds ORION etc.)

  • LAN/WAN links (Serial, SONET, Ethernet, MetroEthernet)

  • Routing Protocols - OSPF, EIGRP, BGP

  • Switching - L2 and L3 LAN switching technologies, VLANs, IEEE802.1Q Trunking, EtherChannel


  • TCP/IP protocol suite

  • Application protocols - HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, SSL etc.

  • Network Security - IPSec VPN, AAA Architecture, TACACS+, RADIUS

  • Wireless Networking Technologies, Wireless LAN security

  • DHCP and DNS Architecture

  • Network Firewalls - NAT, PAT

  • Microsoft Active Directory

  • Microsoft Exchange Server and Messaging Platforms – High Availability Models

  • Network Operating System Supporting Technologies (DNS, DHCP, etc…)

  • Desktop Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.)

  • Familiarity with desktop applications

  • Client side virtualization technologies and associated concepts

  • End-Point Anti-Virus software and strategies

  • Support ticketing systems, change control methodologies and their importance to ITIL best practices

  • IT security concepts and best practices

  • Unix/Linux Capabilities

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Clearance (US Citizenship Required)

  • Ability to travel to other sites as needed

Working Conditions/Environment

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

  • May occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical equipment and frequently interacting with electrical equipment

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to stand and walk frequently and occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl; continuously use hands to handle or feel

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time using close and color vision, the ability to adjust focus and perceive depth

  • Ability to use continuously use computer equipment

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 24 lbs on an occassional basis to move equipment

  • Ability to communicate verbally

Citizenship Requirements

Due to classified work at the facility and related access restrictions, successful applicants must maintain U.S. Citizenship to allow the person to hold a U.S. Government security clearance.

Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call (805) 373-4545. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

Requisition ID 2019-9090

Company Name Teledyne Technologies (ITSS)

Shift 1st Shift - Day

Citizenship/Visa Requirement US Citizen Only

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