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Systems Administrator

 Careers at the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University

WE Are…

Located in the heart of Happy Valley, State College, PA, The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC).  We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce. We are searching for an experienced Systems Administrator to join our Information Technology Services Division.

WE Offer…

Employment at ARL includes many benefits and rewards, including:

  • Professional Development
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • 75% Tuition Discount for you and your family
  • Safe and Diverse Community
  • College Sporting Event Mecca
  • World-Class Entertainment Facilities and Events
  • Cultural Events
  • Good Public Education System
  • Activities for All Stages of your Life

What YOU Will Do…

You will:  Provide administration of various operating system distributions; support server and network infrastructure; oversee the installation and configuration of systems to comply with Government regulations; implement system and software testing; troubleshoot technical issues; respond and evaluate system and network security incidents; maintain and update documentation for systems and networks; evaluate potential equipment components and software; present system and network security principles and technology solutions to diverse audiences; and provide technical guidance to other ARL staff.

What YOU Need to be Successful…

Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Science and Technology is desired; an IT security certification is preferred.

Preferred experience:

  • Department of Defense or Federal-related computing systems
  • Any or all:
    • System virtualization
    • LDAP authentication and management
    • Storage architecture technologies
    • Systems management
    • Systems integration in a heterogeneous network environment
    • Active directory/group policy
    • Advanced networking skills

Required experience/skills:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to multi-task
  • A good comfort level working in a diverse atmosphere

You will be subject to a government security investigation and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on other positions at ARL, visit our web site at

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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