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KBR IT Specialist (NASA) in Norfolk, Virginia


IT Specialist (NASA)

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Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance

KBR is seeking an IT Specialist to join our team and support of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility under the Range Operations Contract (ROC). This position performs critical IT activities in support of the ROC, providing range project and system administrative support to the necessary voice, data, video, application development, and data center services to be compliant with the Agency CIO’s mandates as per NPG 2800.2 This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of data center servers, network operating systems, backup systems, directory services, virtual clusters and production database servers. This position ensures that all systems meet the program and security standards for the production environments on the contract. The IT Specialist will operate as a member of a highly motivated IT teams to support highly complex projects involving the design, analysis, maintenance and implementation of range systems, equipment, and networks.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the administration of one or more of the following data systems: Computer systems hardware, software, information systems & peripheral equipment such as servers, desktops, printers and storage devices.

  • Maintains, installs, upgrades and configures data systems, administers operating systems, and maintains basic security and recovery procedures such as scheduling and backups.

  • Maintains and conforms IT assets to program security policies and support regular audits.

  • Interacts with IT team, engineering, and operations users and evaluates vendor products.

  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides systems backup recovery.

  • Maintain compliance with configuration management procedures/processes and documenting IT architecture of systems and networks; includes creating engineering drawings and documenting information in required CM system

  • Provide system and project support for voice, data, video, audio/video, applications, data center, and specialized systems; includes requirements gathering, market research, product evaluations, system installations, and troubleshooting

  • Implement and maintain access controls through directory services and other program requirements.

  • Relies upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of field to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy

  • Competent with Linux, Windows, and Cisco Operating system support

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or evaluated equivalent)

  • 2 years of related experience

  • Extensive system admin experience with Windows Server and Linux operating systems


  • Proven ability to research and problem solve both independently and within a team environment

  • Must be able to clearly communicate and socialize with personnel and customers (critical)

  • Must be able to comprehend and follow complex procedural documentation and guidance

  • Understands risk assessment planning to action completion

  • Perform compliance and risks analysis tasks to systems standards

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work directly with client, teammates, business partners, end-users, and other stakeholders to review, validate and implement requirements.

    Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Storage Area Networks (SANs), Fiber Channel, Fiber Connections, Cluster environment is a plus

  • Experience with BigFix, Splunk, Nessus is a plus

  • Experience with networks, firewalls, switches, Hyper-V, Virtual Machines (VMs), Virtual Checkpoints/Snapshots

  • Experience with remote management tools, disk encryption, video surveillance systems, system backup solutions

  • Experience with System Security Plans in the Federal Government

  • Understand System Security Controls and how they relate to Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms) and Risk Based Decisions (RBDs)

  • Familiarity or experience with NIST 800-53 Rev 5 for Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations

  • Certifications are evaluated if presented

    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

KBR Benefits​

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.​

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