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IT Administrator/Software Developer - 7756

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Dayton, OH, Ohio, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 7756 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Entry Level 

Job Description

The Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center located at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson AFB, is looking for a motivated and talented individual to serve as an IT Administrator and Software Developer. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

The IT Administrator/Software Developer will be a key member of the research staff supporting ANT Center faculty and graduate students to support and drive the software and tooling of the Center’s cutting-edge research and development projects. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • IT Administrator
    • Manage AWS resources to include sftp, GitLab, GitLab Runners, Mattermost, and OpenProject servers
      • Update servers as necessary to include security updates and new features. This includes the underlying servers OS as well as the application like GitLab
      • User management of users including adding/dropping users
    • Manage a local cluster of Linux servers
      • Ensure computer software is up to date
      • Correct any software/hardware issues as they arise
      • Manage/maintain the custom Kubernetes application (ACE Hub) to access the servers
      • Add/remove users to ACE Hub as necessary
  • Software Developer
    • Design, develop, and test computer software in support of research requirements
    • Work with faculty, students and research engineers to develop new algorithms and tooling that support the various autonomy and advanced navigation research projects
    • Integrate various technologies, such as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) hardware and software, to support specific research needs
    • Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results
  • US Citizen, with active Secret clearance or an ability to obtain one

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have graduated from a major university or college with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related field, with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The applicants experience level will decide the level of the position and salary level; the position is flexible and can support entry-level to senior candidates.  The candidate must be a self-sufficient and an independent professional.

Preferred Requirements

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience in software design, development, coding, testing and debugging
  • Solid foundation in object-oriented design, programming, and requirements development
  • Experience in a variety of programming languages, but strong in Python, C++, and C.
  • Experience with tools such as git, ssh, sftp, GitLab, Mattermost, Docker, Kubernetes. Preference to experience on both the user and admin side of GitLab and Mattermost.
  • Experience with AWS Cloud resources such as creating new resources and setting resource configuration to include security best practices
  • Experience with Linux Admin functions such as installing/configuring Linux Servers (command line based). Requires both software and hardware experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • The candidate should demonstrate a hands-on approach to problem-solving and must be willing to actively participate in the evaluation of algorithm and system performance

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.