Cyber Range Engineer 1

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7237797 (Ref:ej-5197318)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Job Description

Cyber Range Engineer 1

Job ID: 271152
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility in the nation to date. The $100 million facility will help to fill the current and growing shortage of cybersecurity talent in the state and nation. The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center represents a unique public/private partnership that includes Augusta University, Augusta Technical College, the University System of Georgia's research institutions, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and other state, federal, and private-sector partners working together to meet this workforce demand and to innovate, train, and strengthen defenses.

The state-of-the-art Center is located in the growing cybersecurity corridor in Augusta, Georgia, that is also home to the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Cyber School of Excellence at Fort Gordon. The Center is located on the downtown campus of Augusta University and houses the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

Job Summary

The Cyber Range Engineer 1 collaborates within a team to manage foundational aspects of the physical infrastructure supporting cloud services. Responsibilities encompass hands-on tasks related to data center operations, server hardware configuration, network infrastructure, storage management, hardware monitoring, and documentation, with a strong emphasis on configuration management and automation as integral components.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

Data Center Operations: Assist in data center operations, including server installation, configuration, optimization for performance, and ensuring consistency through configuration management and automation.

Network and Troubleshooting: Assist in network architecture design, monitoring, and troubleshooting efforts.

Storage System: Assist in managing storage systems including configurations, optimization for performance, and ensuring consistency through configuration management and automation.

Monitoring Solutions: Assist in implementing monitoring solutions for infrastructure components, responding to alerts, and resolving issues.

Documentation: Collaboratively maintain documentation for infrastructure configurations, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records through automated documentation tools.

Others: Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic hands-on experience with server hardware, network devices, and data center operations. Familiarity with basic configuration management and automation concepts.

Opensource contributions, Python Programming, Configuration Management, Infrastructure as Code

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Basic understanding of major cloud service providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
Familiarity with cloud infrastructure components such has virtual machines, containers, storage, networking, and security services
Introduction to SDN (Software-Defined Networking) principles
Exposure to basic concepts of IaC tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or CloudFormation
Understanding of the importance of automating infrastructure deployment
Basic knowledge of virtualization technologies like VMware, Hyper-V, or KVM

Basic proficiency in networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS, VPN, firewalls, and load balancing

Awareness of containerization platforms like Docker and Kubernetes


Shift: Days/M-F (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Pay Grade: 16

Salary: Minimum $41,846/ annual - Midpoint $56,492/ annual

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum midpoint) of the position.

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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Job posting number:#7237797 (Ref:ej-5197318)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
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