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IT Specialist

Locations: Columbia, South Carolina

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Job Description

What We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies. We are hardware and software developers with experience turning research into impactful products for military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, unmanned systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing. We are a startup founded for the purpose of putting research into action. Our mission is to create a safer world by translating scientific discoveries into reliable products that address urgent national security needs… at the speed of relevance.

Our unmanned systems portfolio includes work on critical enabling technologies for more reliable, more intelligent, and longer-duration unmanned systems. We are actively developing a new perception system that automatically detects objects on and just below the surface of the water, day or night, and in most weather conditions, by fusing sensor data from multi-spectral cameras and radar using reliable and validated machine learning algorithms. This perception system will be a key enabler for autonomous ships to navigate safely without human intervention. Our power & energy systems portfolio includes work supporting the DoD’s the electrification of platforms beginning with Navy ships. Applications include hybrid and electric propulsion systems, autonomous controls, and integration with mission systems to achieve ultra-fast power system response. Our advanced manufacturing portfolio includes works to improve the throughput and quality of high-temperature composite parts used in advanced military aerospace systems.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Meaning Integer standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving its employee’s thousands of dollars annually.

  •  Relocation assistance available.

  • Base salaries which exceed local & national industry averages.

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth. 

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well.  

  • Bottomless Coffee!

About the Role

An IT Systems Administrator of Windows and Linux systems plays a crucial role in Integer Technologies LLC. This position requires a strong passion for learning about Information Technology (IT) as well as other fields of engineering and project objectives in order to understand and address their associated IT needs. The Systems Administrator serves as the primary liaison between the company and the contracted managed service provider (MSP), as well as internal field experts and engineers. Their responsibilities include maintaining, implementing, configuring, and upgrading Integer's IT and networked assets to meet the direct and indirect project requirements. This entails working with vendors to procure necessary IT assets, software, and products, as well as providing in-house helpdesk support for hardware, software, and operating systems. Prior knowledge and experience with Windows, Azure cloud environment, and Ubuntu Linux are highly preferred, as they enable the Systems Administrator to provide efficient technical support. 

In their role, the IT Systems Administrator focuses on ensuring the smooth operation and optimal performance of both Windows and Linux systems. They are responsible for managing the IT infrastructure, including servers, workstations, and network devices on these platforms. This involves tasks such as installing, configuring, and maintaining operating systems, monitoring system performance, and troubleshooting issues that may arise. The Systems Administrator collaborates with internal stakeholders to understand their IT requirements and implements appropriate solutions to meet their needs. They also work closely with the contracted managed security service provider to ensure the integrity and security of Integer's IT assets. Additionally, the Systems Administrator evaluates new vendors and technologies, procures necessary IT assets, and assists Integer personnel with technical support for hardware, software, and operating systems. Their proficiency in Windows, Azure cloud environment, and Ubuntu Linux enables them to provide effective technical assistance to the company's personnel, resolving IT-related issues promptly. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure secure area systems maintain high availability. 

  • Ensure data privacy and integrity. 

  • Purchase, installation, configuration, maintenance of computer equipment and support of software applications 

  • Research and recommend computer equipment and system upgrades. 

  • Usage and recommendation of automation tools, configuration management, and scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time. 

  • Maintain IT related manufacturing hardware including touchscreens and equipment with embedded Windows systems. 

  • Purchase, installation, configuration, and maintenance of IT endpoint computing 

  • Liaising with IT contractors, suppliers & warranty services 

  • Provide technical and troubleshooting support as needed to ensure business continuity. 

  • Able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance within one year of hire. 

Qualification Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a U.S. Secret security clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Networking, or other related field.  Requirement may be waived with additional work experience (+5 years) and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT Systems role. 

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Teams, and Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Working knowledge of Cloud Computing Principles, Azure, VPNs, networking, etc. 

  • Professional administration experience in Windows, and/or Linux environments. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively to people who have no knowledge of the IT field. 

  • Team player with an attitude of service, with a focus on the success of the research and engineering teams. 

  • Highly responsive, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and self-accountable for results.  

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certification, CompTIA Certification 

  • Experience working with cloud service architectures, specifically Microsoft Azure in a GCC High (E5) tenant. 

  • Experience with Split DNS, DHCP, NAT, VPN, Firewalls, CAT5/6, KVM, Wifi DSSS, SFP. 

  • Working experience in a DoD support environment. 

  • Working experience as helpdesk or IT support. 

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity requirements (NIST SP 800-171, SP 800-53, CMMC 2.0, NISPOM) DoD Directives. 

  • Experience working with Dell hardware. 

  • Experience working with Backup Exec or similar data retention and recovery solutions. 

  • Experience working in air-gapped, secure environments processing classified data. 

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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