MEI Technologies, Inc

  • IT Lead

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/27/2018 10:57 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance is growing!


    Alpha Space is a commercial space company on the forefront of the new-space frontier.  Alpha Space owns and operates a commercial, external testing facility on the International Space Station (ISS) called MISSE.  We are payload integration experts and our customers include commercial and traditional space companies, the U.S. government, and educational programs.


    Alpha Space spun-off from MEI Technologies in 2015 and MISSE was permanently installed on the International Space Station in April 2018.  Alpha Space is a family-owned organization that offers turn-key, fixed price services to integrate, deliver, operate, collect data, and return science and engineering test elements.


    Why Choose Alpha Space??

    • Alpha Space is one of the only companies in the world that owns a private testing facility in space, and you will get to work with it
    • Alpha Space delivers its own spaceflight hardware for launch to the ISS every six months.  If you’re a hardware person, Alpha Space is the place for you
    • Alpha Space is a small team and you will be a critical, hands-on part of the team from your first day on the job
    • At Alpha Space you will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest, most experienced, and committed engineering and technology experts in the U.S.
    • At Alpha Space we are shaping our own future and the future of commercial space every day!


    With a small, dedicated team and our own orbiting test facility, Alpha Space is an organization that provides the world the opportunity to truly reach for the stars.


    Job Title: IT Lead


    Location: Houston, TX


    Relocation Assistance: Not at this time


    Contact: Kristen Gaustad, Senior Technical Recruiter




    Overall, hands-on responsibility for Alpha Space’s information systems, including: IT security; administration and maintenance of all IT systems; installation, configuration and maintenance of servers, engineering workstations, and desktop systems. Responsible for upgrades, contingency planning, and disaster prevention and recovery.


    • Microsoft Windows based environment
      • Domain Controllers including an understanding of Active Directory, DHCP and DNS within a Windows Domain environment.
      • Windows Server Operating System configuration and maintenance
      • Windows 10 Operating System configuration and maintenance
      • Office 365 environment and native applications
    • Virtualized environment with VMWare ESXi
      • Familiarity with vSAN technology and Horizon View a plus
      • Good working knowledge on how to backup and restore within a virtualized environment utilizing Veeam Backup & Replication a plus
    • Firewall and network switch management
      • Familiar with Adtran firewall and switches a plus
      • Management of firewall rules as needed
      • Site to Site VPN configuration and administration
    • Security
      • Patch Management
      • Vulnerability Scanning
      • Log Management
      • Practical experience with detection, remediation and eradication of threats both on server and user hardware
      • Familiarity with National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171/800-53 a plus
      • Maintenance of Security Plan and participation in Audits as needed


    Alpha Space is an Equal Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran employer. 



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