1+ months

IT DevOps Engineer - CIPHER

San Diego, CA 92101

Job Description

GTRI is seeking an IT DevOps engineer who will provide support for an ongoing DoD Cybersecurity research and development program. Candidates will be required to research cutting edge and emerging technologies in support of developing mission critical Cybersecurity capabilities for the DoD and also support daily operation and maintenance activities on a variety of information systems appliances including servers, operating systems, and network appliances. This will include security patching, updating software, and optimizing systems' configurations. The candidate will have experience researching and implementing emerging information systems paradigms such as containerization, infrastructure orchestration, and automation and will be proficient with tools such as Puppet, Ansible or other like-tools to automate deployment of systems, manage applications, and enhance productivity. Experience working in an Agile development environment is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in performing research and analysis, being a problem solver, and a 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 Americas leading research universities. GTRI offers stability, world-class benefits and a flexible career path in an applied research and development environment.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or Math.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

3+ years demonstrated experience as a systems and security administrator or engineer working with Linux or Windows server operating systems and Windows desktops
Strong communication skills to be able to accurately communicate relevant project technical information to stakeholders in a timely manner
Developing, coordinating, and implementing systems engineering plans, processes and procedures, requirements analyses, system definition and integration activities
Experience with and/or knowledge of implementing orchestration solutions such as Puppet, Ansible, or other like-tools to automate deployment and management of systems
Strong Linux troubleshooting skillset
Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis.
Secure Linux and Windows Operating Systems per DoD STIG requirements
Create, edit, and delete user accounts
Connect tools together via SSL
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
Capable of basic network troubleshooting
Excellent verbal/written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Relevant technical certifications to meet DoD 8570, IAT Level II requirements
DoD Secret Clearance or above

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with scripting languages such as Powershell, Python, etc.
Working knowledge of VMware vSphere, vSAN, vCenter, and Horizon View
Understasnding of Windows Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x
Familiar with SELINUX
Ability to conduct technical surveys, investigate technical issues, and determine/revise/improve technical solutions that address performance gaps and/or operational requirements
Strong understanding of Navy or DoD information technology and security architectures and frameworks
Strong understanding of Navy accreditation and change control processes

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

Secret Clearance

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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Posted: 2021-01-14 Expires: 2021-03-14

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.

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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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