National Space Society

IT Specialist (NASA)

Newark, Delaware, United States
10 days ago



IT Specialist (NASA)

We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.

**Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance**

KBR is seeking an IT Specialist to join our team and support of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility under the Range Operations Contract (ROC). This position performs critical IT activities in support of the ROC. This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of data center servers, network operating systems, backup systems, directory services, virtual clusters and production database servers. This position ensures that all systems meet the program and security standards for the production environments on the contract. The IT Specialist will operate as a member of a highly motivated IT teams to support highly complex projects involving the design, analysis, maintenance and implementation of range systems, equipment, and networks.

**Additional Responsibilities:**

+ Maintains smooth operation of servers and multi-user computer systems and data center, including coordination with network administrators.

+ Responsible for the administration of one or more of the following data systems: Computer systems hardware, software, information systems & peripheral equipment such as servers, desktops, printers and storage devices.

+ Maintains, installs, upgrades and configures data systems, administers operating systems, and maintains basic security and recovery procedures such as scheduling and backups.

+ Maintains set up of administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.

+ Maintains and conforms IT assets to program security policies and support regular audits.

+ Interacts with IT team, engineering, and operations users and evaluates vendor products.

+ Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides systems backup recovery.

+ Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

+ Maintains evaluates Virtual Systems Clusters (Application & Data) for high availability and resource management.

+ Maintain compliance with configuration management procedures/processes and documenting IT architecture of systems and networks; includes creating engineering drawings and documenting information in required CM system

+ Provide system and project support for voice, data, video, audio/video, applications, data center, and specialized systems; includes requirements gathering, market research, product evaluations, system installations, and troubleshooting

+ Implement and maintain access controls through directory services and other program requirements.

+ Relies upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of field to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy

+ Competent with Linux, Windows, and Cisco Operating system support


+ Proven ability to research and problem solve both independently and within a team environment

+ Must be able to clearly communicate and socialize with personnel and customers (critical)

+ Must be able to comprehend and follow complex procedural documentation and guidance

+ Understands risk assessment planning to action completion

+ Perform compliance and risks analysis tasks to systems standards

+ Strong interpersonal skills to work directly with client, teammates, business partners, end-users, and other stakeholders to review, validate and implement requirements.

**Required Education / Experience:**

+ Bachelor's Degree (or evaluated equivalent)

+ 5 years of related experience

+ Extensive system admin experience with Windows Server and Linux operating systems

**Preferred Experience:**

+ Experience with Storage Area Networks (SANs), Fiber Channel, Fiber Connections, Cluster environment is a plus

+ Experience with BigFix, Splunk, Nessus is a plus

+ Experience with networks, firewalls, switches, Hyper-V, Virtual Machines (VMs), Virtual Checkpoints/Snapshots

+ Experience with remote management tools, disk encryption, video surveillance systems, system backup solutions

+ Experience with System Security Plans in the Federal Government

+ Understand System Security Controls and how they relate to Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms) and Risk Based Decisions (RBDs)

+ Familiarity or experience with NIST 800-53 Rev 5 for Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations

+ Certifications are evaluated if presented

**Scheduled Weekly Hours:** 40

In compliance with the U.S. federal government's vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Associated topics: code review, computer science, cyber, information technology, information technology project, ip, ipv6, linux, network, unix

Job Information

  • Job ID: ba5122c0-25004727788
  • Location:
    Newark, Delaware, United States
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