Secure Infrastructure Support Administrator - CIPHER

San Diego, CA 92101

Job Description

GTRI-CIPHER IT is looking for a knowledgeable, motivated and hardworking Cyber Security professional to actively build, maintain, and support GTRI sponsored research projects and provide IT operational support for the needs of the San Diego Field Office. This individual will integrate and deploy sponsored project systems and support networks. They will also provide unit level support in the installation, operation and maintenance of computer systems. This professional will be expected to utilize a set of derived system specifications to implement secure, compliant systems in support of multiple sponsored research projects, as well as address a wide variety of applications that involve highly complex issues. They will also be expected to perform full system documentation under RMF, securing and updating systems using Security Technical Implementation Guides, and deploying system updates to hardware and software.

Job Duties:

  • Performing intermediate level networking and switching configurations.
  • Creating specifications and security profiles for secure IT systems based on customer, DoD, and GTRI requirements, with a forward focus of automating via scripting
  • Support lab level IT needs
  • Interpreting technical controls from the DAAPM and JSIG, providing IT solutions to security requirements.
  • Implementing secure IT systems based on the above criterion.
  • Utilize PowerShell or other scripting languages to perform automation.
  • Installing, maintaining and upgrading workstation and peripheral hardware and software within secure and non-secure spaces.
  • Performing flaw remediation under RMF Continuous Monitoring requirements, including scanning, remediation, and validation.
  • Analyzing and resolving complex workstation, application, and server related problems.
  • Providing users with assistance in working in specific applications.
  • Participating in the development of standard operating procedures.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Security, Information Assurance, Or Similar.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Masters degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Security, Information Assurance, Or Similar and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Security, Information Assurance, Or Similar and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Security, Information Assurance, Or Similar.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work Experience: 1-3 years job related experience.
  • Certifications: Must be willing to obtain Security+ or CISSP within 6 months of hire
  • Skills: Candidate must have experience working with switches and routers, working in and creating virtual machine environments, experience implementing Security Technical Implementation Guidelines, and performing Security Control Automation Protocol scans for systems under RMF approval. This job requires advanced knowledge of and skill in the installation and maintenance of information technology hardware and software, requiring a full understanding of industry practices and procedures. Included are skills in problem solving, decision making, customer service, system documentation and communications.
  • Candidate must be a US citizen, willing and capable of immediately obtaining a Secret clearance.
  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree with a graduation date of August,2020 and skills relevant to this position will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preferred Work Experience: 3-5 years job related experience.
  • Preferred Certifications: Security+ or CISSP, CCNA
  • Preferred Skills: Experience with Windows Server 2016, Red Hat Enterprise, Microsoft Hyper-V; Enterprise Antivirus tools; Nessus or other vulnerability scanning tools; ITSM tools to include service desk, work-flow management, and wiki documentation
  • Secret or Top Secret clearance.

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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