Information Systems Administrator

Stafford, VA

Space Dynamics Laboratory

SDL has been solving the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry for more than six decades.

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Job ID: 20042

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking a highly skilled System Administrator to join our Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Division, Mission Systems Branch (MSB). This role is essential for ensuring the successful program execution for our Department of Defense (DoD) customer.

We are looking for a detail-oriented candidate with strong verbal and written communication skills who can effectively manage multiple tasks. The ideal candidate should thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, be self-motivated, reliable, and capable of initiating tasks independently.

SDL supports 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. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, working closely alongside the customer
  • Ensure seamless integration of all hardware and software, minimizing potential issues
  • Collaborate daily with representatives from various corporate entities
  • Engage in software requirements and design analysis, threat and vulnerability assessments, secure software architecture analysis, software test evaluation, and application integration
  • Assist with the installation and configuration of information systems and their components

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must possess a DoD security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Windows OS, including managing user accounts, group policies, Active Directory, and ensuring the security and stability of Windows-based servers
  • Experience in network administration, including configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and access points
  • Active participation in management meetings, discussions, committees, and special projects
  • Willingness to travel as needed, though travel is not typically expected
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, collaborating with both internal and external team members

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with product life cycle management and configuration management tools and software
  • Knowledge of NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience in providing support for the implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of IT systems
  • Proficiency in configuring and installing systems hardware and software, as well as maintaining server and domain security requirements
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining cloud-based applications in compliance with customer security guidelines

SDL Benefits:

At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and a fantastic benefits package, including:
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Generous annual, sick, and holiday paid leave
  • A variety of inexpensive-premium, high-quality health, dental, vision, and life insurance options
  • Generous employer retirement contribution (Up to 14.2% of annual gross earnings)
  • Discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents
  • Access to USU facilities and USU staff privileges

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

EOE including Disability and Vet

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