Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs 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. Â 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 System Administrator to support core institute IT infrastructure operations and end user support.Â You will have the opportunity to work with other highly skilled technology experts on complex systems and interesting technical challenges.
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 âon callâ rotation acting as the first responder for the team to emergency after hours calls on critical systems.
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.
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
Bachelorâs 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
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
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 educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum 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.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.