IT Administrator

Graf Research is a dynamic and rapidly growing research and development company with a diverse IT ecosystem.  We are looking for a self-motivated individual that is interested in working across Linux, MS Windows, network, and laboratory equipment environments to manage and support our IT infrastructure.  Our team is composed of individuals that are not afraid to work collaboratively across disciplines and communicate their ideas.  If this sounds like an environment that you would like to be a part of, you will fit right in.

We are primarily looking for an experienced lead for our system administration efforts but are open to candidates at multiple levels as determined by experience and the number of “should have” and “nice-to-have” qualifications below.

Must Have

  • Proficiency in Linux and/or Microsoft Windows system administration and user support
  • The X-factor: the ability to recognize the problem that is not yet solved and envision the solution that does not yet exist. 


  • US Citizenship
  • Willingness and ability to pursue US DoD security clearance

Should Have

  • Experience with enterprise grade information technology administration

  • Aptitude for setting up and securing network resources

  • Ability to collect, process, and assess log information

  • Ability to work both individually and in distributed multi-disciplinary development teams

  • Verbal and written communications skills


  • Experience managing Active Directory, Kerberos, and LDAP user controls

  • Experience with Intune device management

  • Experience configuring AWS and Azure cloud services

  • Experience setting up and maintaining secured computing resources

  • Ability to supervise and train others for IT administration tasks

  • Knowledge of defensive and offensive security methods for computers and networks

  • Current US DoD security clearance

Location - Blacksburg, VA

Travel Requirements - This position is primarily in support of our Blacksburg offices, but occasional travel may be required to support other locations, including Atlanta, GA and Dayton, OH.

Graf Research Corporation does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran, or any other basis protected by law.