The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Ground System IT & Network Administrator.
Responsible for satellite, ground, and flight facilities, systems and infrastructure engineering, operations, and administration to include information technology (IT) employment, analysis, design, development, deployment, integration and testing.
Gather and analyze IT facilities, systems, network and infrastructure requirements to design, build, test, and maintain satellite, flight, and ground systems to support Development, Integration & Test, and Mission Operations phases to realize mission objectives. Interact with aerospace scientists, applications engineers, program managers, subcontractors, and sponsors in technical meetings, formal reviews, and mission events.
Manage and direct technical teams in the development, procurement, implementation, deployment, integration, and testing of workstations, data and voice networks, and special data acquisition and test equipment in order to meet mission requirements, plans, performance, quality, and security objectives.
Manage and administer IT facilities, systems, and infrastructure throughout mission life-cycle phases.
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.
: Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Demonstrated IT systems engineering and administration experience designing and managing complex, large-scale, mission critical facilities, systems and infrastructure (UNIX, Windows, Cisco, network technologies).
Self-starter with excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills including the ability to manage, direct, and collaborate with technical staff and teams within a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
Demonstrated track record of making sound decisions.
Demonstrated IT facilities, systems, network and infrastructure engineering and technical team management experience within a NASA or DoD program. Demonstrated Missions Operations Center (MOC) or ground systems IT engineering and administration experience.
Active DoD Secret or higher security clearance. Familiarity with Air Force Acquisition Process, Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), Space-Ground Link System(SGLS), Space and Missile Systems Center System Engineering standards.
Special Working Conditions: Flexibility to work non-standard business hours, respond to text, voice, and e-mail correspondence via provided smartphone, and to be on-call to support mission critical operations. Occasional business travel to deploy IT equipment to field sites and to attend technical meetings events.
Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to controlled facilities and 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.