Principal Windows Systems Administrator - PolygraphAnnapolis Junction, MD

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.

Northrop Grumman's Chief Information Office is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.

This is an on-site position with time split between our Linthicum, MD and Annapolis Junction, MD campuses. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large, classified government contract.

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.

  • Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including servers, desktop and networking equipment.

  • Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed independently as necessary.

  • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and recommend 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 as directed by policy.

  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions as directed by policy.

  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user and impact.

  • Develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team.

  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

  • Travel as needed.

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.

Note: Due to the classified nature of the work being performed, this position does not offer any virtual or telecommute working options. Applicants are encouraged to apply, only if they are willing to work on-site.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree with 7 years of experience OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience OR a Master's degree with 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards.

Technical requirements:

  • Experience maintaining Classified Windows Domains in effective operations to included:

  • Working knowledge of:

  • Active Directory (AD) maintenance and support.

  • Group Policy (GPO) creation and deployment

  • DNS management

  • DHCP and scopes

  • Windows Server Update Servers (WSUS), SCCM or similar update service

  • Supporting golden image deployment and underlying infrastructure

  • Experience working with vulnerability scanning tools.

  • Remediating vulnerabilities.

  • Desktop support and maintenance.

Clearance and access requirements:

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

  • Must agree to submit and successfully complete a Polygraph reexamination as a condition to retain access to special program(s).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access to program as a condition of continued employment.

Non-Technical abilities and certifications requirements:

  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification) or greater. Certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment. greater.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience giving technical presentation to technical and non-technical attendees.

  • Experience providing surge support to other programs as needed.

  • Active vendor-based IT certification.

  • Knowledge of Linux OS.

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Salary Range: $93,000 - $146,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.