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Linux Systems Administrator - CIPHER 1452

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Linux Systems Administrator - CIPHER 1452
JobID: 1452
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Linux Systems Administrator (CIPHER)

Job Number:   CIPHER 1452

Job Classification:       Research Faculty

Location:         Atlanta, GA

Job Type:         Full Time

Close Date:      8/25/2017

Labs/Support Units:    Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research Lab (CIPHER)

Description:  Linux Systems Administrator

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is seeking a Linux Administrator who has interest in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. We value bright, intellectually curious, growth oriented professionals and provide a work environment that allows work / life balance with the opportunity for growth. GTRI employs about 2000 employees working in 8 labs across 14 locations, with a main campus in Atlanta, Ga.

This opportunity is with our Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research Lab (CIPHER).  CIPHER conducts applied research focused on cyber threats and countermeasures, secure multi-level information sharing, resilient command and control network architectures, reverse engineering, vulnerability identification, and high performance computing and analytics. CIPHER engineers develop and apply cutting edge technologies in computing, network architectures, signal and protocol analysis, network forensics, malware analysis, and reverse engineering (hardware and software) to solve the tough problems.  To learn more about CIPHER, please visit

INTERNAL TITLE:  Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I


This position is responsible for design, deployment, management and administration of the CIPHER Linux infrastructure.  The individual will work with other Linux engineers to meet the goals and objectives of various projects throughout the Lab. Administration emphasis is centered around using a provisioning and configuration management strategy to efficiently administer the lab’s infrastructure. Infrastructure design includes full lifecycle Linux deployment, networking, security, hardware, scripting and programming. The position will also require knowledge of supporting highly available and redundant applications and services for our customers.

Travel Required: 20% travel


  • Candidate must be a US citizen
  • Candidate must be capable of holding a Secret DoD Security clearance.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Directive 8570.1 IAT Level II compliance within 12 months of hire.

Education: BS in computer science, electrical engineering or related technical field. Sufficient experience may allow for a different BS.


  • Experience in Linux configuration and administration.
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts will be required.
  • Experience issuing and managing SSL certificates and certificate authorities required.
  • Working knowledge of Tomcat/Apache, and MySQL/PostgreSQL required.


  • Working knowledge of SELinux
  • RHEL systems management (Spacewalk, Foreman, etc.)
  • Configuration management (Puppet, Chef, CFengine, Salt Stack, Ansible, etc.)
  • VMware ESXi management (vCenter, vCloud, etc.)
  • Application support (Atlassian, Solarwinds, etc.)



The Georgia Tech Research Institute has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 4 of the last 5 years. GTRI is a great place for intellectually curious, world class technology oriented engineering and scientific talent to work. Our projects are challenging, expanding and cutting edge applied research. In addition, we offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, professional growth, freedom for approved outside consulting, and a defined career growth strategy.

GTRI employs over 950 world class engineers and scientists. We recruit talent from such diverse areas as: Cyber Security Jobs, Big Data Jobs and Data Intelligence Jobs, Computer Science Jobs, Software Engineering Jobs, High Performance Computing Jobs ( HPC Jobs ), Hardware Design Jobs, Embedded System Design Jobs, Communication Systems Design Jobs, High Speed Networks Jobs,  Electromagnetics Jobs ( EM Jobs ) including Radar Systems Jobs, Antenna Design Jobs, Electronic Warfare Jobs( EW Jobs ), Sensor Design Jobs, Intelligent Systems Jobs, Systems Engineering Jobs and others.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

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