Systems and Cyber Security Administrator

Provide design, implementation, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance support for a variety of hardware and software, including servers, networking, and operating systems, with a focus on security. Troubleshoot hardware, software, and network problems with SANs; hypervisors; database, application, and file servers; networking equipment; tape libraries; drivers; and OS installations. Provide design, implementation, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance support for cloud projects, including infrastructure-, software-, and platform-as-a-service uses, as well as hybrid configurations.

Maintain and manage systems within Active Directory and/or LDAP. Evaluate systems for compliance with organizational security policies. Rack servers, organize server rooms, and support cutting edge hardware and software implementation. Experience with server, switch, virtualization and other hardware installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting is required. Experience with design, configuration, and support of cloud-based projects is required. Broad knowledge of cybersecurity principles and specific experience with cybersecurity for enterprise systems is required.

Position Requirements
  • Experience with Windows and Linux servers.
  • Knowledge and experience with networking concepts and associated tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with operating systems security, encryption, and security aspects of server applications.
  • Knowledge and experience with virtualization concepts, technologies, and hypervisor administration.
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud infrastructures, tools, and platforms such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
  • Knowledge and experience with the application of cybersecurity principles to cloud-based projects.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and federal cybersecurity regulations.
  • Skill in maintaining and monitoring the security of computer network and interconnected hardware and software.
  • Skill in applying and assessing security controls against varied computing systems per written security plans and policies.
  • Familiarly with common cybersecurity standards such as NIST 800-53, FedRamp or CMMC.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill at organizing project tasks within time constraints.
  • A successful candidate must keep abreast of current cybersecurity trends, threats, and defenses.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.


Ability to obtain and maintain a "Q" security clearance. Notification to prospective applicants for positions that require a "Q" or "L" security clearance: U.S. Citizenship is required. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by Argonne, and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment. Subsequent re-investigations may be required.

PT2: Bachelor's and 2+ years, some occupations may require graduate degrees.

PT3: Bachelor's and 4+ years, some occupations may require graduate degree and 2+ years.

Job Family
Professional Technical (PT)

Job Profile
Computing Security 3

Worker Type

Time Type
Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

Chicago, IL