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System & Security Administrator - CIPHER - 1419

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

San Diego, CA
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Title: System & Security Administrator - CIPHER - 1419
JobID: 1419
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Job Description: This position is for a systems and security administrator who will provide support for an ongoing DoD program. Candidates will perform daily operation and maintenance on a variety of network appliances; servers; and operating systems. This will include security patching; updating software and optimizing network appliances. They will be able to automate tasks and orchestrate processes. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being a problem solver and team player who is capable of working in a technically challenging environment.

GTRI and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) are complementary institutions that work together to solve customers’ technical problems. Our strong connection to Georgia Tech opens the door to the vast intellectual resources of one of America’s leading research universities. GTRI offers stability, world-class benefits and a flexible career path in an applied research and development environment.



  • Required: BS Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math Curriculum
  • Desired: MS Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math Curriculum


  • Required: US citizen with Secret clearance
  • Desired: US citizen with Top Secret clearance


Required: 3 to 5 years hands as a systems and security administrative working with Linux operating systems and servers and Windows workstations and servers.

Required Skills:

  • Need to have a strong Linux troubleshooting skillset
  • Ability t0 apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis.
  • Ability to secure Linux and Windows Operating Systems per DoD STIG requirements
  • Ability to create, edit, and delete user accounts
  • Ability to connect tools together via SSL
  • Ability to configure Apache (httpd)
  • Ability configure a proxy server
  • Ability able to configure Apache using SSL
  • Ability to install, configure, and maintain Tomcat
  • Be able to perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
  • Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Be able to do basic network troubleshooting

Desired Skills:

  • Be able to install, configure, and maintain VMware ESXi server
  • Experience with Navy or DOD systems, networks and cyber environments.
  • Security+ or CISSP Certification
  • Operating Systems Certification; e.g., Linux

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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