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Storage Administrator

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Do you enjoy working with enterprise hardware and software in a collaborative team environment?


If so, we 're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking a creative IT professional to help us support classified computing facilities that are instrumental to significant Department of Defense and other government organizations. We take great pride in contributing our hardware and software support to projects that help protect the nation. You will actively assist with our IT support efforts, including planning, configuring, installing, and maintaining systems used in laboratory environments and field tests. We are a hardworking team of systems administrators and information security experts, who love working collaboratively to solve complex computing challenges. Our team is passionate about providing world-class IT services to the customers, facilities, and projects we support.


As a Data Storage Manager…

  • Your primary responsibility will be working with our Storage Team to ensure the support, security, and maintenance of multiple enterprise classified data storage systems hosting over 10 petabytes for sponsor data.
  • You will maintain ongoing data analysis and provide reports of storage usage, data integrity, and accessibility quality.
  • You’ll collaborate with other team members, program/project managers, and knowledgeable customers to plan new storage procurement and deployment. These storage technologies can include considerations for virtualization, High Performance Computing (HPC), data archive and recovery, networking and other requirements, depending on the programs’ needs.
  • You will be working with other group members and teams that specialize in multiple disciplines such as Information System Security Officers (ISSO) for Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Windows/Linux System Administrators for access and authentication, Network Engineers for data transport, and Facility and Datacenter Administrators for space and logistics.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have...

  • Experience working with and security systems to DoD standards.
  • Strong knowledge of high capacity storage, backup, object, and archive technologies.
  • Networking experience especially as it relates to storage.
  • Experience generating detailed reports of data usage and health.
  • An active DoD Secret clearance and the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Current DoD 8570 certification.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.


You’ll go above and beyond the minimum qualifications for the job if you have…

  • Windows and Linux experience as it pertains to storage integration.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Dell/EMC storage solutions


Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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