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General Electric Cybersecurity System Administrator in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Cybersecurity System Administrator, you will be an important member of the GE Research Cybersecurity & Technology Risk team. This is a hands-on technical role that will require you to leverage your knowledge of cybersecurity, computer systems, networking and software to design, build, and operate high technology computing environments in support of business goals and in compliance with company/industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The successful candidate will...

  • Be responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems. Serves as a front-line interface to users with technical issues.

  • Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems. Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies

  • Make recommendations for hardware and software purchases. Interacts with third-party technology vendors.

  • Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users.

  • Perform Server administration for Server Operating Systems. Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers & PCs. Create/run scripts and tools to automate repetitive processes and provide inputs for improvements.

  • Perform administration of physical and virtualized servers. Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware. Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools

  • Perform, maintain, troubleshoot and do analysis of alerts on Servers & PCs. Troubleshoot network hardware and software applications, OS upgrades, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services.

  • Perform administration of servers & PCs in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies. Install new software, grant permissions to applications and train users. Handle all levels of support.

  • Perform other technical and/or non-technical tasks as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline OR a High School Diploma with minimum 1 year of industrial system administration experience

  • System Administration experience from hardware to applications (operating systems, storage technologies, software, etc.)

  • Domain and directory services management

  • Proficient with maintaining best practice environments of physical and virtual systems (VMware, Netapp, Dell, HP, Cisco)

  • Understanding of Networked Storage (NAS, SAN)

  • Hands-on experience with backup systems, risk management, and data recovery.

  • Hardware/Software asset management

  • Demonstrated ability to assist in developing and implementing plans for upgrades and system enhancements

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Understanding of standard DoD security practices such as, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) compliance, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scans & benchmarks, System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Management Framework (RMF), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) compliance, and system accreditation efforts

  • Experience with modern encryption and security mechanisms including MFA, PKI

  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to have a current or active Secret Clearance with an ability to attain a Top-Secret Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be willing to travel occasionally

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Considered to be highly skilled and an authority in discipline

  • Has what it takes to become SME of many topics in an extremely multi-disciplinary environment

  • Team player who can accomplish goals with minimal supervision

  • IT/Information Security certifications

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes