System Administrator (PDARS)

The Position

ATAC has an opening for a full-time mid-level System Administrator. The successful candidate will provide system administration support for the Performance Data Analysis and Reporting System (PDARS), a system for the collection, analysis and reporting of aviation performance measurements. The focus of this position will be on setup, deployment, performance monitoring, maintenance/upgrade, and troubleshooting/problem resolution of 150+ mostly Windows-based PDARS computers. Responsibilities will include:

  • Setup, configure, test and deploy Windows-based computers
  • Monitor computer systems operations; ensure system availability and data integrity
  • Develop and maintain system and process documentation, including inventory tracking
  • Provide level-one user support by phone and email

A background check will be required for this position.


ATAC is looking for career-minded people with the potential to grow professionally and advance into positions of greater technical responsibility. Required attributes include:

  • Bachelor’s college degree
  • 3-5 years experience in PC/desktop installation, configuration, support and administration in Windows domain environment (XP, 7 and 10)
  • PC installation/configuration/troubleshooting skills including network setup and printers
  • Experience with Windows Server (2008 and 2012) Active Directory environment; user account support; Group Policy
  • Experience with LAN/WAN technology, connectivity and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Windows IIS/FTP server and its directory structure
  • 1-2 years experience with central storage (NetApp)
  • 1-2 years experience with virtualization (VMWare/Citrix)
  • Experience with PERL scripting, LINUX administration, Microsoft System Management Server/System Center Configuration Manager, Blade (Cisco UCS), and Windows SQL server
  • Good written and oral communication skills and interpersonal relations skills
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

In addition, the ideal candidate is willing to start work at 6 am, is a team player, is open to new ideas, technologies and methodologies, thinks both logically and creatively, and approaches problems and problem solving with a positive and constructive attitude.

Corporate Information

ATAC Corporation is a software and services company that specializes in providing the aviation community with state-of-the-art computer simulation, modeling, and analysis tools, as well as expert services in air traffic systems and operations design and analysis.  We are committed to making major contributions to the aviation industry by providing high quality products and services to meet critical needs, while maintaining a creative, innovative, and responsive, small-company environment.

ATAC serves clients in both the public and private sectors via its headquarters office in Santa Clara, California and branch offices in Washington, DC, and San Diego, California.  Primary clients include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), service branches of the Department of Defense (DOD), airport authorities, airport planning and engineering firms, and private companies involved with aviation systems development and integration.

If this sounds like you, please use one of the following methods to send your resume AND a cover letter in which you summarize the particular elements of your background that relate to the requirements of this position.

Fax: 408 727 8447
E-mail: Human Resources
Please send a non-formatted ASCII-text version of your resume in the body of the email, or attach your cover letter and resume as Microsoft Word documents.

ATAC Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
2770 De La Cruz Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050-2624

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