Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is seeking an experienced Information Technology professional 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 and opportunity for growth. GTRI employs about 2200 employees working in 8 labs across 14 locations with a main campus in Atlanta, Ga. This opportunity is with our Cyber Security, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research Lab (CIPHER) Cyber Security, 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

Job Duties

  • Provide outstanding Information Technology support to all GTRI-CIPHER employees.
  • Architect/Design, implement, and maintain the Information Technology infrastructure that CIPHER relies upon. Including but not limited to:

          Virtualization Infrastructure

          Storage Fabrics

          Networking infrastructure

          OS Support (Mac OS X, Linux, Windows)

          Configuration Management across all devices/OSes

          Backups and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

  • The Information Systems Engineer will be responsible for completing all Tier III Information Technology Support requests within scope for the help desk team; and providing guidance to Operations Team when needed.
  • Set KPIs and ensure metrics are met.
  • Partner with the GTRI-CIPHER Operations and Sponsored Support team to support and maintain the heterogeneous (multi-platform) infrastructure:

           Perform maintenance, upgrades, and/or deployment.

           Deploy patches and updates to keep vulnerabilities under control

           Manage and execute projects or strategic initiatives to improve infrastructure.

           Coordinate IA involvement in support of IT infrastructure for sponsored research programs.

  • Collaboratively create and update system documentation.
  • Collaboratively create and implement SOPs for IT tasks, activities, maintenance, etc.
  • Actively support and contribute to GTRI-CIPHER sponsored research projects.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Technology Management, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree program relevant to this position will be considered.  Candidate must have a graduation date of no later than May.

Education: BS in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) concentration or equivalent. Sufficient experience may allow for a different BS. Willingness to pursue advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Security or similar concentration. A masters is a plus.

Experience: Candidate must possess at least 1 - 3 years of relevant experience in the information technology domain.


  • Candidate must have experience supporting and maintaining heterogeneous computing environments and servers, including Windows, Linux and OS X operating systems.
  • Ideal candidate(s) will have experience managing and staffing a multi-tiered support team.
  • Ideal candidate(s) will have experience managing a server virtualization environment, including storage and networking.
  • Ideal candidate(s) will have experience supporting classified computing environments and collaborating with information assurance security staff on IT-related matters.


  • Candidate must be a US citizen and be capable of holding a Top Secret DoD Security clearance.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Directive 8570.1 IAT Level II compliance within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Configuration management (SCCM, JamF, Puppet, Chef, CFengine, Salt Stack, Ansible, etc.)
  • VMware ESXi management (vCenter, vCloud, etc.)
  • Storage management (NetApp, EqualLogic, JBOD, etc.)

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

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

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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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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