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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal Systems Administrator Tier 1

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

Has served at least 180 days on active duty
Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
Will receive an honorable discharge
Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for an Engineer Software/Principal Engineer Software Engineer/Data Scientist to join our DevStar team of qualified, diverse individuals to support the Sentinel Program. This role can be filled at Colorado Springs, CO, Roy, UT or Huntsville, AL.

Scope of work for the Software Engineer:

--- Work with stakeholders to understand the dashboard requirements and analyze data from different data sources
--- Data preparation/cleansing
--- Create data visualizations using Tableau
--- Support the design, develop, and document the data analytics dashboard standards
--- Automate the reporting metrics and mechanisms for the stakeholders
--- Train and transfer the knowledge to junior engineers
--- Extract and analyze data from various data sources (e.g. Jira, Jenkins, DOORS, etc.) using vendor specific APIs
--- Work includes Full Stack Software Development, including client-side databases

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking a well-qualified Tier 1 Red Hat / Windows Systems Administrator providing 50-70% On-Site and on Call 24x7 support to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Colorado Springs, CO.

    Roles and responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:
    • Provide assistance to fellow team members and end users in investigation, diagnoses, and
    • problem resolution in support of real-time spacecraft operations.
    • Work across disciplines to isolate issues between software, firmware, and hardware, between
    • software and operating systems, between networks and applications, and between one-time
    • events and recurrent systematic problems
    • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to include, but not limited to, creation of
    • process documentation and How to Guides.
    • Install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain network services.
    • Provide feedback to the development and sustainment teams leading to improvements in
    • product stability and functionality.
    • Perform overall administration of Windows client workstations and the associated LINUX
    • servers
    • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract.
    • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with
    • network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end
    • users, and customer and IT management
    • Install, configure, and perform maintenance of virtual environments to include virtualized
    • servers and VDI Desktops.
    • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software
    • requirements for solutions.
    • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security
    • access lists.
    • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
    • Work after hours and weekends as needed
    • Oversee daily maintenance and Provide Tier 1 troubleshooting and Support in OpenStack
    • environment
    • Assisting ISSM/ISSO with running security scans (ex ACAS)
    • Assisting ISSM/ISSO with reviewing Splunk Security logsBasic Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's IT degree with minimum of 6 years of experience OR Master's degree with minimum of 4 year of experience or Associate's IT degree and minimum 8 years of experience ( additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
      • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance and the ability to obtain SCI level access.
      • Experience in LINUX (RHEL 7) Server Administration, OpenStack Administration, and VMWare administration.
      • Experience with Unix Power Scripting (BASH)
      • Ability to follow a checklist or an established troubleshooting routine for connection or software issues
      • Familiar with the concepts of server and desktop virtualization, or experience with low level administration of an environment
      • Ability to document system configurations, create logical visio diagrams of physical or network layout, write proceduresPreferred Qualifications:
        • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification.
        • Extensive experience with DNS, Active Directory, GPO's, and LDAP configuration.
        • Experience with Backup systems and methods.
        • Experience supporting real-time operations, particularly spacecraft operations.
        • Current Security + Certification Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD

          Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

          The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

          Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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