Orion Avionics Simulation Lab Ops Admin (ADV0003W5) - ERC

Engineering Research
 Houston, TX

For more than 30 years, ERC has been delivering the advantage needed to solve our customers’ and the nation’s toughest challenges. A trusted partner to the Defense and Space communities. We provide the advanced engineering, innovative technology, and subject-matter expertise to deliver the mission results our customers need to keep the nation safe and secure. Our unique solutions enhance readiness, optimize performance, and help ensure success in the air, on the ground and in space.

An essential part of our success is our corporate culture built on respect, empowerment, and collaboration. Our culture elevates our people, ensuring they provide best-in-class service and solutions to our customers. We always strive to do the right thing. We believe that are our people are our best asset and human connection our greatest strength.

Our ~2,000 employees work on the most critical missions in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), NASA, and Missile Defense Agency (MDA). We provide support for Test and Evaluation (T&E), Modeling & Simulation, Agile Software Development, Systems Engineering, and more. Our teams’ current projects range from engineering and logistics support for vital space hardware to platform and weapons modeling, simulation, and engineering.

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Your role:

The Orion Avionics Simulation Lab Ops Admin will join our Quality & Compliance team with ERC, Inc. a Jacobs Engineering teammate company. This is a temporary full-time position not to exceed 6 months.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Operate and maintain the Orion avionics simulation environment hardware and software in the Kedalion Lab
  • Perform Linux/Unix system administration, communication, user authentication and storage design, development and maintenance
  • Perform Server maintenance and backup
  • Tune systems and network to meet customer needs
  • Operate a helpdesk
  • Understand and integrate leading edge computer technology to improve simulator infrastructure
  • Perform rapid troubleshooting in resolving lab and computer system issues
  • Work as a team member in other simulator teams in support of their need for computational platforms
  • Coordinate with external organization to perform security remediation
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers and be customer-focused
  • Perform other duties as assigned

You will love this job if you:

  • Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy multitasking

Minimum requirements for this position:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Linux/Unix System Administration
  • Network analysis, configuration and administration
  • Firewall maintenance and administration
  • Automation of system maintenance and reporting via scripting
  • Security planning, implementation, and maintenance
  • Software license management
  • LDAP user authentication mechanisms familiarity

Desired skills and experience for this position:

  • Hardware and software integration
  • System and software configuration management
  • System tuning and performance analysis
  • System requirements analysis
  • JSC network familiarity
  • Installation, maintenance and backup of Oracle databases
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Software Development Life Cycle familiarity

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Professional development allotment.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule.