Computing That Serves

Security Systems Administrator

Type of Position: 

Full-Time Placement

Application Deadline: 

Monday, March 26, 2018

International Students: 


Job Description: 

Security Systems Administrator

The Utah State University Research Foundation is seeking an experienced systems administrator to work with our security team. Responsibilities will include designing, installing, configuring, administering, securing, and tuning Windows server and desktop operating systems, applications, services, and components in an enterprise environment and in a timely and efficient manner. The selected candidate must be able to respond, identify, and remediate any issues related to server availability or performance that affect end users.
Required Qualifications:
  • BS degree or equivalent in Computer Science, BIS, Engineering, or related computer field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Windows servers and an Active Directory environment
  • Extensive experience with Exchange, VMWare ESX, SQL, and Active Directory services
  • Working knowledge of IIS, DNS, WSUS, DHCP, and general networking
  • Understanding of Information Systems security best practice and use of security tools and practice
  • Strong organizational skills, quick learner, and demonstrated problem solving
  • Able to apply knowledge to complex practical situations
  • Work well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and can effectively communicate and coordinate with a wide range of internal and external customers
  • Willing to perform maintenance on systems outside of core business hours as required (Business often operates 24/7 and maintenance is performed during off daytime hours)
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DoD security clearance
  • Must be a US citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and experience with backup services, business continuity, replication, and security tools (Nessus, McAfee, SCAP and Splunk) is a significant advantage
  • Understanding of Linux Distributions and security best practices
  • Industry certifications

About the USU Research Foundation and SDL: The USU Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization owned by Utah State University. SDL is a nonprofit unit of the USU Research Foundation. The Research Foundation’s mission is to bridge the gap between discovery research and outcomes that benefit the nation and society. Through SDL, the Research Foundation pursues this mission by conducting applied research and engineering development, which leads to technology and systems implementation for end use applications in civil, space, and military applications.
USU Research Foundation/SDL offers flexible work schedules and competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such as company contribution of 14.2% of annual gross earnings for retirement for exempt staff and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.


Company Info

Company Name: 

Space Dynamics Laboratory / Utah State University Research Foundation

Company Location: 

Logan, Utah

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Contact Information

Contact Name: 

Paula Eliason

Contact Email: 

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Desired Graduation Date Range: 

January, 2018 to January, 2019