Cyber Range Engineer

Augusta University

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information
The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility in the nation to date. The $100 million facility will help to fill the current and growing shortage of cybersecurity talent in the state and nation. The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center represents a unique public/private partnership that includes Augusta University, Augusta Technical College, the University System of Georgia's research institutions, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and other state, federal, and private-sector partners working together to meet this workforce demand and to innovate, train, and strengthen defenses.

The state-of-the-art Center is located in the growing cybersecurity corridor in Augusta, Georgia, that is also home to the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Cyber School of Excellence at Fort Gordon. The Center is located on the downtown campus of Augusta University and houses the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

Job Summary
The Cyber Range Engineer is responsible for providing first-level support for the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center Cyber Range platform. They are responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of the range under the guidance and direction of the Cyber Range Director and Cyber Range Architect. This position will maintain code repositories, file bug reports, patch systems, write documentation, and provide first-tier support for problems with range functionality.

The duties include, but are not limited to:

OpenStack – OpenStack Installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting as an operator, not an end user. Normal activities will include deploying OpenStack and ensuring API functionality, scaling the deployment services themselves, troubleshooting python stack traces directly related to OpenStack core functionality, and other similar operational tasks.

Maintain GACITC Cyber Range – Interacting with a version control system (git) to maintain the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center Cyber Range configuration and documentation. Perform DevOps business practices, particularly with regards to applying the software development lifecycle to systems management (github flow, Cl/CD, etc.). Configurations stored and maintained in version control will Include, but not limited to server configurations, network device configurations, and environment secrets.

Prioritize upstream development tasks – Work with Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center's Cyber Range Architect, Cyber Range Buildmaster, and Cyber Range Director to determine and prioritize upstream development tasks required to perform Operational Technology integrations. Assist with testing of code developed to enable these features.

Ceph installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting – Normal activities will include deploying Ceph and ensuring overall functionality, direct Interaction with mons, and scaling mons, osds, mds, and mgrs.

Participation in OpenStack and Ceph communities – Actively participate in OpenStack and Ceph communities through contributing code, filing bug reports, writing documentation, attending summits, or in some other related capacity.

Coordinate hardware RMAs and warranty activities – Work with Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center IT staff, as applicable, to coordinate hardware RMAs and warranty activities with Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center vendors.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a field of study relevant to information and Cybersecurity with 5 years' experience in security technologies, cyber range operations, architecture, and infrastructure OR equivalent combination of education and direct military experience in security technologies.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with cloud computing, data science, network architecture, software development, and/or cybersecurity. Experience with Industrial Control Systems (ICS/SCADA), Electronic Warfare (EW), and Cyber Operations. Experience in creating cyber exercises, cyber training, and competitions. Federal government or military experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Advanced level knowledge in cloud infrastructure, creating documentation and working with other teams
In-depth knowledge and experience with infrastructure-as-code (IAC)
In-depth knowledge and experience with monitoring tools
In-depth technical understanding of multiple operating systems

Fluency with one or more scripting languages (bash, python)
Extensive experience evaluating, onboarding and managing new technologies/services/features
Advanced background with common automation/configuration management tools such as SaltStack, Ansible, Terraform, etc…
Experience in building highly available large fault-tolerant enterprise distributed systems
Experience in building highly available large fault-tolerant enterprise distributed systems
Proficiency with cloud foundational services – databases (relational and NoSQL)
Proficiency with cloud foundational services – networks (routing, firewalls, load balancers, etc.)
Proficiency with cloud foundational services – Storage (object, block, file, etc.)

An ability and desire to mentor, teach people what you know and guide team members' learning, including introducing new ideas and technologies
Proven ability to conceive and lead the delivery of platforms, frameworks, and patterns that help solve problems across multiple products

Shift: Days; Monday-Friday (Some work outside normal business hours may be required)
Pay Grade: 26
Salary: Minimum $86,225/year – Midpoint $120,715
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!
Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university
Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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A comprehensive research university with an academic medical center located in the storied city of Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University provides boundless opportunity for employees to further their passion for teaching, discovery, service, and clinical practice on four campuses in Augusta and branch campuses across the state.

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