Hardware-in-the-Loop Facility System Administrator

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is seeking a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) Facility System Administrator to join our RF Engineering & Development group.

Job Summary: Plan, develop, install, maintain and upgrade the computing/network infrastructure and associated security requirements for multiple closed area complex HiL facilities. Tasks include COTS computer and software installation and maintenance, specialized software development, custom computer and custom interface development, compliance with INFOSEC policies up to and including TS/SCIF operation.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent
at each task):

  1. Plan, install and maintain computing systems, operating systems, software, and networks within closed area HiL facilities, in compliance with the Risk Management Framework. Manage windows and other network servers. (90%)
  2. Develop and maintain plans for facility emergency/crisis management and recovery procedures such as natural disasters. Implement Department and Laboratory policies related to backup/storage and network connectivity. (10%)


Required Qualifications:
  • BSEE, BSCS (or equivalent experience) with at least 2 years of professional experience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems in mixed computer networks of Linux and Windows systems.
  • Experience in systems administration inside a HWIL environment where both tactical and standard computing systems co-exist.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570.01-M Approved Baseline Certifications under IAT Level I within six months of hire. The ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance is required, with a minimum of an active Secret clearance to start. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.






Desired Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of experience as a systems administrator.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the system administration and security management of image processing, signal processing, RF or related HiL facilities.
  • NISPOM security and FSO training.
  • Experience in classified computing facilities.

  • Risk Management Framework experience and training.
  • Experience in writing software based drivers and in developing custom computer interface cards to marry customer HW to simulations and emulations in support of a HiL type facility.





Special Working Conditions[Travel, working in closed areas, extended hours]:None

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site atwww.jhuapl.edu.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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