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System Administrator - Cyber Dominance

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Do you love building networks, researching new components and technologies and organizing systems?


Are you searching for meaningful work in supporting cybersecurity applied research?


Are you passionate about protecting our nation's critical cyber infrastructure?


Do you like contributing to the overall success of an organization?


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


We are seeking a System Administrator to help drive research, innovation, and the application of cutting edge cybersecurity solutions needed to defend our nation 's air and missile defense systems from cyber threats. As a member of our team, you 'll contribute to the cyber defense DoD systems. You 'll be a member of our diverse team of cybersecurity experts that are leading thought leadership and engineering to address the evolving cyber threat.


As a System Administrator...

  • Your primary responsibility will be supporting a classified lab used for a myriad of projects
  • Performing system administration tasks on Linux and virtualized systems
  • Supporting system and lab maintenance activities to ensure security and functionality of the envionrment
  • Managing and maintaining an inventory of lab related hardware and software and tracking assets for associated projects
  • Procuring and receiving hardware and software for group related projects
  • Tracking lab asset milestones for lifecycle and license renewals and project maintenance costs for future years
  • Supporting lab updates and maintenance activities



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

  • Possess an Associate 's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics or related technical field or have 5 years of technically related experience
  • Have a basic understanding of Linux operating system setup and administration and virtualized hosting environments
  • Possess excellent communication skills. Highly motivated and ability to work independently to plan, identify problems, and produce results.
  • Have an attention for detail in the maintenance of records and documentation.
  • Possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff, work independently and as part of a team, proactively work to solve problems independently, and are committed to helping others and the organization achieve goals demonstrate a work ethic that includes being a self-starter, paying attention to detail, and using discretion and good judgment.
  • Have strong time management and work organization and planning skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.
  • Are willing to work irregular hours to meet the business need of the group upon occasion.
  • Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance by your start date. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • 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 our minimum requirements if you...

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics or related technical field
  • Have 5 years of experience with Linux system administration and virtualization technologies (VMware, Citrix)
  • Have extensive experience installing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting Linux Operating Systems and networking services (NFS, NTP, DNS, FTP, Samba)
  • Have intermediate knowledge of networking concepts and network device administration
  • Operational experience with Navy systems.
  • Experience with system security lifecycle planning and management.


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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