Battelle Memorial Institute IT Infrastructure Adminstrator in Charlottesville, Virginia

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

The Threat Analysis Group of Battelle’s CBRNE Defense Business Unit located in Charlottesville, VA is seeking a candidate with experience supporting the development of applications and databases and their administration. The successful candidate will be proficient in all tasks including familiarity with the development lifecycle of software applications (including but not limited to performance, scalability, security, testing, monitoring, maintenance, issue identification, issue resolution and backup creation). The successful candidate must be proactively engaged in identifying and resolving challenges, work well in a team environment (in addition to being adept in troubleshooting independently), and be comfortable speaking in front of their peers and government clients.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead the installation, upgrade and modernization of software systems following established security standards, policies and guidelines

  • Diagnose and fix problems or potential problems related to onsite software installation on client-owned networks

  • Will regularly but not exclusively work in a classified environment to install and maintain software that is developed and tested in an unclassified environment. When issues need to be escalated, the ability to be able to highlight and gather key clues and report these to the offsite team is critical to allow the offsite team enough information to participate in troubleshooting. Will need to be thorough and methodical in pursuit of troubleshooting strategies

  • Provide expert day-to-day support for monitoring, troubleshooting, configuring, implementing, installing, and upgrading core infrastructure, storage, software and/or server-based applications for regional office and client site

  • Accomplish software development as part of larger team developing data-rich applications typically but not exclusively in c#/.NET or Java.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems/Information Technology or related technical discipline with 8+ years of experience in application maintenance/installation/troubleshooting in Agile Development Environments

  • Experience in effectively troubleshooting a wide variety of authentication, authorization, access, permissions, and encryption (RC4, AES, etc.) issues; as well as IIS-related issues, DNS, LDAP, group policy, and proxy server issues

  • Experience in general .NET deployment considerations: web applications, web services, database and file storage interfaces

  • General Windows administration skills: configuring app pools, creating and installing SSL certificates, obtaining error information

  • Skills in manipulating HTML, JavaScript, XML

  • Highly organized and adept at successfully tracking multiple concurrent issues and challenges

  • Self-motivated, capable of working with limited supervision, pro-actively reporting on status and tasks

  • Able to operate in a rapidly changing environment with ownership and accountability

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate well at various levels of the organization

  • Currently possess a Top Secret security clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently possess a DoD TS/SCI clearance

  • Understanding of accreditation process for secure government information systems

  • Shibboleth and Kerberos implementation/configuration experience; familiar with SAML and extracting data from HTTP headers

  • Software development experience in c#/.NET (or Java)

  • Experience hosting and configuring cloud applications in AWS: EC2, S3, etc.

  • Able to write quick scripts in Powershell, etc for small automated tasks

  • Experience with Linux, Java and Java applications

  • Database experience and ability to write Transact-SQL queries (MS SQL Server)

  • Experience with using issue tracking tools (JIRA) and source control tools (Subversion)

  • Experience creating/deploying/maintaining virtual machines (VMs)

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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