Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


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Geeks and Nerds is an innovative technology company that encourages ingenuity, defies the norm, fosters teamwork, and defines the future for our community and nation. We are an Employee-Owned company which means our dedicated team members are also the owners of Geeks and Nerds. When you join GaN, you are not an employee; you are the future owner of Geeks and Nerds.


Come join the company that develops innovative solutions that makes a positive difference in our community and nation. Come join the exceptionally talented and dedicated co-owners. Join a company of significance!


Job Overview:


GaN is seeking a Systems Administrator to support the work on the Aviation (AVN) Systems Integration Laboratories (SILs) located in Huntsville, Alabama (Redstone Arsenal).


  • Operate as the system admin for the AVN SILs and report to the project manager
  • Work independently with general direction and as a team member
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades
  • Schedule backups, installations, and upgrades and maintain the system hardware and software in accordance with the customer’s IT and IA policies and procedures
  • Works with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions
  • The identification, documentation and mitigation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities using the Risk Management Process (RMF) and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Providing robust implementation of good security practices and technical insight on remediation of cybersecurity concerns via direct interaction with the software development team.
  • The position requires daily interaction with the AVN SIL leadership and Software Engineering teams to review security design requirements, evaluate proposed technical solutions for remediation of software vulnerabilities, and verify implementation of security updates for sustaining the current and future AVN SIL systems.


Requirements (minimum):

  • Bachelors and 5 years related experience;4 years of experience can be used in lieu of a degree 
  • Security + or DOD 8570 IAT Level II complaint certification
  • Computing Environment (CE) certificate
  • The prospective candidate should possess hands on experience with:
    • Windows Server and Client OS experience
    • CentOs and command line environment to implement Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
    • Juniper Switches (desired/not required)
    • Experience working with routers
    • Networks and network configuration experience
    • Knowledge about DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the accreditation process for DoD systems


Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • Understanding of the following:
    • EMASS (Enterprise Mission Assurance Security System)
    • ACAS (Assured Compliance Assessment Scanner)
    • HBSS (Host Based Security Solution)
    • IAVMs ( Information Assurance Vulnerability Management)
    • CVE’s (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures; per MITRE/SANS
    • CWE’s (Common Weakness Enumeration), per MITRE/SANS
    • US-CERT Secure Coding Standards


Special Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance



Equal Opportunity Employer:

Geeks and Nerds Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. Geeks and Nerds Corporation participates in E-Verify.



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