Riverside Research Institute

IT Systems Administrator

Location US-MA-Lexington
ID 2023-1813
Information Technology
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Are you someone who wants to be a part of a team that gets to touch a lot of different systems?  Do you have working experience with Linux OS and Windows-based domains? Wow, then come and chat with us about our amazing team.  You will never be pigeonholed into a single lane....grow with us and do more!


Riverside Research seeks a personable and highly technical individual to fill the role of IT Systems Administrator, capable of providing information technology support to groups performing cutting-edge research supporting national security interests.  In this mid-level position, a successful candidate will leverage experience providing end-user support, but will be primarily responsible for the maintenance, operation, and support of IT systems in several distributed classified computing environments.  


  • Design, implement, configure, and maintain a variety of IT platforms and tools operating in classified environments
  • Support local classified software development tools and environments
  • Ability to configure and support network switches, firewalls, and IDS
  • Safeguard the networks against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction, or disclosure
  • Execute system operations in the unique constraints of air-gapped classified network environments
  • Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 user support in small, classified environments with limited potential for escalation support
  • Coordinates with Senior IT Infrastructure personnel to ensure compliance with organizational constructs
  • Work closely with Information Security personnel to ensure compliance with applicable directives, policies, and procedures


Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizen with an active Top-Secret clearance
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Systems Administrator role of which your experience working with Windows-based domains (Active Directory)
  • Experience across traditional IT stack (Clients, Networking, Storage, & Servers)
  • Some experience, exposure, or knowledge of Linux-based operating systems
  • Experience operating in classified network environments
  • DoD 8570 IAT-II Certification (OR ability to obtain within 180-days of employment)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience apply STIGs to the traditional IT stack to meet DoD hardening requirements
  • Experience with Linux-based operating systems
  • Familiarity with enterprise virtualization tools (VMware)
  • Experience performing data transfers to classified or air-gapped network environments

Global Comp

This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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