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Systems Administrator II - Tactical Systems and Security Administrator

Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Job Description:

Systems Administrator II - Tactical Systems and Security Administrator
Hiring department
Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary
$4,500 - $5,800+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week
40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number
Job Status
FLSA status
Earliest Start Date
Position Duration
Funding expected to continue
Position open to
all applicants
Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies
General Notes
None provided
Required Application Materials
+ A Resume is required in order to apply
+ A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
+ A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
The following additional materials are also required for consideration:
Work references should be former employers
Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the
time the online application has been completed.
Additional Information
Provide system and security administration support for the Environmental Sciences Laboratory (ESL) at the Applied Research Laboratories: The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT) with a focus on sponsored tactical projects and security hardened systems deployed locally and at remote facilities.
Essential Functions
Plan, build, harden, deploy, maintain, document, and support Red Hat Linux operating systems (RHEL 5,6,7) on servers, workstations, and virtual machines using both manual and automated system configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet). Plan, prepare, deploy, maintain, document, and support security administrative tasks including areas such as DON (Department of the Navy) Application and Database Management System (DADMS), Authority-to-Operate (ATO), Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), routine vulnerability assessments using the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), remediation of vulnerabilities, data encryption, and emerging cyber security threats. Design, architect, document, and plan holistic computing (servers, workstations, clusters), network (fiber, Ethernet), and storage solutions (SAN, NAS, RAID) that support scientific research and engineering with a focus on automated/semi-automated tactical data collection, processing, and analytical visualization within a security hardened environment. Provide sponsor facility on-site system deployment support and/or ESL reach-back deployment support. Provide frequent ESL and sponsor telephone troubleshooting support during business hours and occasionally during non-business hours or weekends. Plan, build, harden, deploy, maintain, document, and support Windows operating systems (Win7, Win10) on servers, workstations, and virtual machines using system configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet). Occasional support of Mac OSX operating systems on workstations. Administrative tasks including oversight of physical system inventories, custodianship of classified holdings, classified mail handling, and system and security related documentation. Occasional contributions and support of software engineering team processes and discussions.
Marginal/Incidental functions
Other duties as assigned including occasional domestic travel, and after hours support.
Required qualifications
High school diploma/GED. Must hold a DoD 8570.01 approved certification to satisfy an IAT Level I position or must be willing to obtain certification(s) within 120 days from hire date. Working knowledge of RedHat Linux and Windows in a heterogeneous environment. Knowledge of system configuration management technologies. Knowledge of networking concepts. Knowledge of SAN (storage area network) technologies. Knowledge of system security controls. Ability to assess security posture by identifying and mitigating new and existing vulnerabilities. U.S. Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, security administration, or related field. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Two or more years of system, network, and security administration experience. Knowledge of security risk management frameworks (RMF) and/or DISA IA controls. Technical certifications with emphasis on security from CompTIA, Red Hat, Microsoft and Cisco. Knowledge of Linux shell commands and scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and Visual Basic. Experience using configuration management technologies such as Puppet, Satellite, and Cobbler. Experience with vulnerability scanners such as OpenSCAP and Nessus. Knowledge of data encryption. Experience in high-performance clustering. Experience in deploying and supporting DoD secured networks. Knowledge of Lustre file systems. Eligibility for immediate access to classified information.
Working conditions
May work around standard office conditions
May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. Work in shared, windowless office space. Some intrastate/interstate travel.
A criminal history background check will be required
for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement
System of Texas (TRS), subject to the
position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present
acceptable, original
to prove your identity and
authorization to work in the United States. Information
from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify
system for verification. Documents must be
presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do
so will result in dismissal.
UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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