Principal/Sr. Principal Linux Systems Administrator - Polygraph RequiredAnnapolis Junction, MD

Requisition ID: R10163040

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America | Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a well-qualified Lead Linux Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Annapolis Junction, MD and Linthicum, MD. Please note that due to the classified nature of this position, the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, with time split between our Annapolis Junction, MD and Linthicum, MD campuses. Roles and responsibilities include but not be limited to the following:

  • Perform as primary lead Linux Systems Administrator for a large, classified government contract(s).

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

  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and verbal formats.

  • Ensure necessary IT projects are completed independently or assigned to others as necessary.

  • Obtain and analyze internal and external customer requirements and recommend equipment and software as needed.

  • Implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

  • Manage backup infrastructure and provide backup and recovery services.

  • Manage virus protection on a routine basis as directed by policy.

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

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

  • Develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed.

This position may be filled as a Level 3 or Level 4, depending on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Associate’s degree with 11 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 7 years of experience, or a PhD with 4 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 13 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.

Additional Basic Qualifications for Levels 3 and 4:

Technical Abilities:

  • Experience maintaining Classified Linux Domains in effective operations.

  • Experience installing and managing Linux operating systems in a server environment.

  • Understanding of installing operating system patches.

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.

  • Experience implementing STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) on Linux systems.

  • General Linux troubleshooting experience.

  • End user support experience.

  • Experience supporting tier 2 and 3 helpdesk tickets.

  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting remote nodes.

Clearance and Access:

  • Candidates must have a current DoD Top Secret level security clearance, to include SCI access and a recent Polygraph (adjudicated within the last 5 years), or must be enrolled in the DoD Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program, in order to be considered ; the required security clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • The selected candidate must agree to submit and successfully complete a polygraph reexamination as a condition to retain access to special program(s), and also as a condition of continued employment.

  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment.

Non-Technical Abilities and Certifications:

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

  • Experience leading a technical team of IT professionals.

  • Experience mentoring junior level IT professionals.

  • Experience developing and administering IT training programs.

  • Experience giving technical presentations to technical and non-technical attendees, including executive leadership.

  • Experience providing surge support to other programs as needed.

  • Active vendor-based IT certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.

  • Experience with VMWare implementation, migration, and maintenance.

  • Experience with NetApp and/or Nutanix implementation, migration and maintenance.

  • Experience with system design and architecture.

  • Experience with communicating with executive leadership.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, be recognized, and to be yourself. At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 work schedule, and a great 401k matching program. Come join us!

Salary Range: $93,000 - $158,470

Salary Range 2: $115,400 - $196,430

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.