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Space Dynamics Lab - Secure Systems Administrator

The Space Dynamics Laboratory is seeking an experienced Secure Systems Administrator (NOT Remote Eligible, must be on site) to help design, implement, secure, and maintain systems, associated applications, services, and components at our North Logan, UT and ABQ, NM locations.


Secure Systems Administrator (Non-Remote/Onsite) Logan


Secure Systems Administrator (Non-Remote/Onsite) ABQ


At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including: 


  • Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
  • Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
  • High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
  • Up to 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account—no matching required!
  • Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements 
  • A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
  • We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with over 90% job satisfaction
  • Relocation assistance available for most positions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance
  • Willing to perform maintenance and support on systems outside of core hours as required
  • Willing to travel if required
  • Willing to take a polygraph if required
  • Strong organizational skills, quick learner, and demonstrated problem solver
  • 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, with a wide range of internal and external customers
  • Ability and desire to continue learning new skills as system needs grow and change

Preferred Qualifications (one or more of the following):

  • BS degree or equivalent experience in information technology, computer science, information systems, engineering, or related computer field
  • Currently hold an active secret security clearance with the ability to obtain TS and SCI upon hiring
  • Active CompTIA Security+ CE or equivalent certification that meets or exceeds DoD 8570 IAT Level II (or be able to obtain within a maximum of 30 days after hire)
  • 5+ years of IT specific experience (systems administration related) on top of degree
  • Experience with DoD mission operations networks
  • Solid Knowledge of DoD Security Requirements within classified spaces
  • Scripting knowledge in various languages such as PowerShell and bash
  • Automated deployment experience with tools such as Ansible
  • Experience with containerized platforms such as Kubernetes or OpenShift
  • Knowledge of Linux environments to include CentOS, RHEL, and Ubuntu
  • Experience with maintaining core network services such as Exchange, VMWare ESXi, Active Directory/LDAP, web servers, DNS, patching, DHCP, configuration management, workstation deployment, storage and backup solutions, routing and switching, firewalls, etc.
  • Understanding of information systems security best practices and use of security tools such as Nessus, SCAP, and applying STIGs
  • Active TS/SCI with favorably adjudicated CI Poly

At the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), we support a variety of missions, including NASA's vision to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind and the Department of Defense's aim to protect our Nation on the ground, in the air, and in space. Our sensors, satellites, software systems, and science and engineering play an essential role in some important missions you've heard of, and others that you haven't. Join our team in our seventh decade of delivering mission success. 


For questions or assistance with the application process or the DoD SkillBridge program, please contact

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