IT Admin & Information System Security Officer


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Job Description

 Progeny Systems Corporation is seeking an IT Administrator and Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)  to join a team responsible for integrating critical tactical software for the submarine fleet in our Middletown, RI office. In addition to acting as the primary IT admin for a small classified LAN, the candidate will also perform ISSO job functions.  Candidates must be possess keen attention to detail, must be reliable, and must be capable of working effectively as part of a team. 

***This position requires the applicant to hold an active DoD Clearance***

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain development network
    • System backups, user management, computer equipment installation
  • Maintain development machines
    • Hardware and software installation and configuration
    • Preliminary system bring-up and checkout
    • Patch management
  • Assist team with system integration
  • Perform ISSO job functions
    • Collaborate with ISSM and FSO on implementation of NISPOM, ODAA, DAAPM, RMF, STIG, and other DSS security requirements
    • Assist with continuous monitoring of system security and maintain relevant security logs
    • Maintain POA&M, work with DSS for modification approval, and implement approved changes

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of Linux-based systems (CentOS / Red Hat a plus)
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages
  • Understanding of operating systems and networking
  • Proficiency in IT security fundamentals
  • Familiar with LDAP, NFS, SSH, and NTP
  • Knowledge of RMF and/or NISPOM
  • Familiar with vulnerability scan tools (ACAS and SCAP)



B.S. in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field


***This position requires the applicant to hold an active DoD Clearance***



If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.



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About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations.  Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)