Northrop Grumman Senior Cloud Systems Engineer/Admin in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Are you motivated to work in an environment that will challenge you, force you to continuously innovate, and work on solutions that make a difference for our customers? Do you want to be part of a transformation that leverages the cloud to build and deliver new capabilities? If so, there is a future for you to support a portfolio of highly visible and strategic programs at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Senior Cloud Systems Engineer/Admin to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Description of Position:

Seeking a server systems administrator. Duties will include, but not limited to, serving as primary point of contact for syslog aggregation to corporate audit reduction tool, managing/maintaining Maven Central imports, and maintaining core Atlassian infrastructure. The Linux Systems Engineer must have Cloud Computing experience in installing, administering, and supporting Linux operating systems across several Linux platforms (e.g., RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, and Solaris). Experience with both relational and cloud database concepts and technologies is required, to include MySQL RDBMS. In addition, scripting experience in shell, Perl, and Python is desired to automate several areas of system administration. Candidate shall have experience in configuration and management of DNS, LDAP, Puppet, VMWare vCenter and other enterprise level services. The candidate shall have experience with network and server IAVA review, security scanning, and reporting as well as Atlassian product line management servers (i.e. Software and plugins). Finally, experience with Nagios open source tool to support system-wide monitoring and alerting services for servers, network appliances, applications and services is highly desired.

The best candidate for this position would be a self-motivated individual who has a strong attention to detail and preferably prior experience in large scale network management servers and system servers. They must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, be comfortable in structure/semi-structured situations, be able to identify support gaps, and work pro-actively to get tasks done.



Basic Qualifications:

Twelve (12) years experience in system engineering. Seven (7) years experience shall have occurred within the past ten (10) years.

Two (2) years experience in the cleared environment.

Experience in performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/nontechnical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.

Cloud Computing

Network and server IAVA review, security scanning, and reporting



Configuration and management of DNS, LDAP, Puppet, VMWare vCenter and other enterprise level services

Linux OS and Linux Platforms (e.g., RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, and Solaris)

Experience with both relational and cloud database concepts and technologies (MySQL RDBMS)

Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related technical discipline (STEM) from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional systems engineering or systems administration experience on projects with similar environments may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. A Master's Degree in a technical field will be considered equivalent to six (6) years of experience.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI with polygraph is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations.

Five (5) years experience with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, data ontologies, security architectures and CASE tool selection and use.

Five (5) years experience integrating COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors.

Seven (7) years experience leading, providing technical supervision, and guiding mid-level engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule, four (4) years of which shall have been on NSA projects.

Five (5) years experience with systems architectures in a service oriented environment with a preference of three (3) years experience in an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) environment.

Five (5) years experience using agile and/or spiral development models.

Five (5) years experience in developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems with functions requirements within a CMMI Level 2 structure.

Five (5) years experience in developing systems performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirement for mid-to-large scale programs.

Five (5) years experience wrapping legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework.

Five (5) years experience developing solutions that integrate and extend COTS products.

Knowledge and experience with developing distributed storage routing and querying algorithms.

Experience implementing storage area networks, data warehouses and data marts.

Experience designing, developing, testing, evaluating, and integrating information systems into SOA or on to ESB architectures.

Experience optimizing storage, retrieval, backup, and retention strategies across globally distributed, high throughput, text and multimedia storage within clustered or cloud environments

Experience evaluating project needs, determining tasks and durations and allocating resources.

Experience implementing solutions with PKI-controlled access.

Five (5) years experience developing solutions certified and accredited at a Director of Central Intelligence Directive (DCID) 6/3 PL3 plus Annex E with Integrity Level of Concern (ILOC) Medium and Availability Level of Concern (ALOC) Medium.

Experience optimizing distributed, high throughput text and multimedia storage systems; sustainment, modernization and migration of legacy storage systems to modern storage systems; e.g., Extraction, Transformation and Load (ETL) solutions; semantically-enriched storage solutions implementing data labeling/data-tagging, Questions focused Datasets; Cloud computing, Target Knowledge Bases, Enterprise Knowledge Bases; data mining analytics.

Knowledge and experience with internals of HDFS, HADOOP, and/or Google's BIG TABLE.

Scripting (Shell, Perl, and Python)

Nagios open source tool to support system-wide monitoring and alerting services for servers, network appliances, applications and services

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