HWIL Facility System Administrator/Information Security Manager

Job Description


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is seeking a HWIL Facility System Administrator/Information System Manager 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 HWIL 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. Facility Manager - Provide information systems security management for closed area HWIL facilities to include development of CONOPS, SSPs, and associated security plans and documentation, capital plans, and computing infrastructure and network plans. Execute security audits and associated system administrator actions in accordance with security policies. Conduct system security network analyses and other related taking. (50%)

  2. Develop custom software based drivers, custom computer interfaces, custom computing equipment, networks and architectures to interface missile HW with missile HW emulations, wrap-around simulations, and special test equipment/analysis tools. (20%)

  3. Plan, install and maintain computing systems, operating systems, software, and networks within closed area HWIL facilities. Manage windows and other network servers. (20%)

  4. 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. Minimum two years experience managing secured hardware-based computer facilities comprised of custom designed support equipment and complex computing systems. Ability to obtain DoD 8570.01-M Approved Baseline Certifications under IAT Level I within six months of hire. An interim secret clearance is required in order to start with APL for this position.

Ability to troubleshoot complex problems in computer networks, computer hardware, and computer operating systems with specific expertise in UNIX (Solaris, FrBSD, IRIX), Linux Red Hat (standard and real-time), VxWorks, Windows, Mac OSX. COMSEC experience, STE/STU, NES, etc. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively across labs, and multi-task effectively. Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications\:

Demonstrated leadership skills in the system administration and security management of image processing, signal processing, RF or related HWIL facilities.

NISPOM security and FSO 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 HWIL 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 at .

Equal Employment Opportunity\: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.