Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: March 18, 2019
At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology thatpreserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventivespirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancementsin our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, tostealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate withdevelopments from launching the first commercial flight to space, todiscovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not onlypart of history, they're making history.
No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being aleader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, andStrike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizingthe values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity andprotecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people-who make everything we do possible.
TheEngineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries ofinnovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in varioussciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovativetechnologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product linesacross the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.Come be a part of our mission!
The SMORS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to joinour team as a Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
What You'll get to Do:
Perform as primary Linux Systems Administrator for a large classified government contract.
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral format.
Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, hardware, and system engineers, end users, and customer and IT management.
Support multiple networks.
Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.
Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.
Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
Install and configure servers, server racks, and workstations as needed.
Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO).
Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
Ability to work non-regular hours to support emergency depot level actions.
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the bestemployees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees arereceptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughestcustomer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technicallysophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men ofNorthrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe ourcompany as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstratethese Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice createslong-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and thecommunities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, weare committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracingdiversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be anideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.
This requisition may be filled at a higher gradebased on qualifications listed below.
This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator level.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience or 7 years of experience in lieu of degree.
Principal Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience or 10 years of experience in lieu of a degree.
Active Secret clearance.
Current Security + CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Comprehensive understanding of Server Management
Basic understanding of networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs.
Windows domain architecture experience.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.
Cisco experience and/or certification.
Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems.
Windows Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.
VMWare experience with current version.
Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
What We Can Offer You:
NorthropGrumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment thatencourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and ourcompany. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control tochoose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.Your package will include the following:
* Health Plan
* Savings Plan
* Paid Time Off
* Additional benefits
o Education Assistance
o Training and Development
o Wellness Program
o Employee Discount Program
o On-Site Fitness Center(available at some locations)
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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