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System Administrator - East Region

University of Southern California Arlington, VA
  • Posted: October 16, 2019
  • Full-Time

System Administrator - East RegionApplyInformation Sciences InstituteArlington, Virginia
ISI System Administrator IV

Job Description

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI has three research campuses: one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.

*This position is primary located in Arlington, VA. Periodic travel to Waltham MA may be done on a quarterly basis or as needed for emergency on-site work.

ISI is seeking a well-rounded SystemAdministratorto support core institute IT infrastructure operations and end user support. You will have the opportunity to work with other highly skilled technology experts on complex systems and interesting technical challenges.

SCOPE
+ Manage, support, and upgrade (software and hardware) the ISI infrastructure, desktop operations and general facilities.
+ Proactively identify and resolve system reliability and performance concerns including network devices and applications.
+ Provide analytical and technical expertise on system integration, installation, replacement and upgrades of servers and operating systems.
+ Provide support for corporate and classified network related connectivity for corporate network working in conjunction with network engineering team.
+ Develop and maintain appropriate system documentation. Formulate standards for system management.
+ Participate in the "on call" rotation acting as the first responder for the team to emergency after hours calls on critical systems.

EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 5 years professional systems administration experience with the understanding and strong technical knowledge of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming/scripting languages and associated hardware platforms and end user/endpoint support. Possesses the required knowledge to build, configure, load and restore a system from the ground up and network troubleshoot.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
+ Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government regulations, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access
+ Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc. OR equivalent combined education, training, and experience
+ VMware virtualization platform management
+ RHEL, CentOS and/or Ubuntu (or similar), Active Directory /Exchange / Windows Server
+ Security hardening and patching of information systems including network, servers, desktop/laptop and mobile devices including documentation and creating audit reports
+ Network: Intranet, Ethernet and Internet connectivity and topology management and troubleshoot.
+ Storage: NAS, DAS, SAN setup and Backup management
+ Rack/Stack, configure, maintain physical hardware equipment
+ Deploy and maintain end user Linux, Mac and Windows workstations - desktop, laptop, printer and peripherals
+ Multi-vendor management, security, and network/Internet protocols
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills

PREFFERRED
+ Experience with NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, and/or the DSS Risk Management Framework
+ CISSP or similar security credential
+ Implementation of L2 networks, particularly with Cisco, HPE, Aruba, and/or Arista gear
+ Automation and Orchestration: e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Powershell, Vagrant, Ruby, and/or Python
+ Deploying and supporting common open source software packages

Strong candidates will be self-motivated and ready to engage in lively technical give-and-take.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Expert understanding and strong technical knowledge of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms. Possesses the required knowledge to build, configure, load and restore a system from the ground up. Previous systems administration experience required.
REQ20081794 Posted Date: 10/15/2019

University of Southern California

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22204 USA

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