Aurora Flight Sciences
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IT Systems Engineer
at Aurora Flight Sciences
# of openings:
Job Qualifications (basic job description):
Qualified candidate will design, build, support, improve, and maintain IT infrastructure to ensure end users can accomplish organizational tasks. This involves managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure; installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, applications software, and system management tools; maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies; participate in the design and deployment of information and operational support systems; and providing technical advice and support to users of Aurora IT systems at the Cambridge site and associated satellite offices.
The Systems Engineer candidate is responsible for managing all phases of technical engagements with Aurora employees, contractors, and guests at the Cambridge facility and associated satellite offices of Aurora. The candidate would report directly to the Enterprise Information Systems Manager. Responsibilities include:
Adhere to all AFS information technology and security policies, maintaining a focus on data security
Provide the capability for hardware and software engineers and developers to work unrestricted in a safe environment with a methodology to securely transfer work products to our enterprise network
Design, build, support, improve, and maintain IT systems
Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, applications and system management tools
Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure confidentiality, integrity, and availability
Write, improve, and maintain scripts to increase efficiency and reduce recurring and manual labor
Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
Monitor and test network and application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work to implement fixes
Enforce and maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
Prioritize work to meet service level expectations and deadlines
Entering, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving user support requests
Provide cross-site support, both remotely and when necessary in-person.
Active Directory administration
Requirements (education and experience):
Qualified candidate must have BS/MS in Computer Science or related field; proven work experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting software development environments; experience with virtualization and containerization; networking and scripting skills, five to eight years of experience in Information Technology and be comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The candidate must have experience supporting Windows and Linux operating systems. Candidate MUST be a US person.
Candidate must have experience in the following technologies and disciplines:
Gathering requirements, developing solutions, implementing, documenting, and maintaining solutions
Comfort in working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and requirements
Managing software development environments and working with software developers
Network device, service, and topology management and troubleshooting methodologies
Windows and Linux administration
Active Directory and Azure Active Directory
Virtualization experience in a VMware based infrastructure environment
A preferred candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter, with initiative and drive to get the job done. The candidate can show a successful track record of client facing projects in an enterprise environment, as well as standing-up new sites. Experience with:
NIST 800.171 and Export Control/ITAR compliance strategies in an enterprise environment
Office365 platform (Skype For Business, Office 2016, SharePoint, OneDrive)
Revision control technologies (e.g. GITLAB and SVN)
Supporting/designing Skype for Business/Teams Room Systems with attached AV equipment
High performance computing (HPC) and Bright Computing software
SIEM (Solarwinds LEM, Splunk, ArcSight)
The Candidate must be able to lift and transport moderately heavy objects such as computers and peripherals.
Shift Requirements (specify if irregular work hours or shift work will be required):
On occasion work after normal office hours will be required to address outages and perform some maintenance tasks. Occasional travel to other sites to assist in projects/client support will be required.
Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer