Northrop Grumman Virtualization Engineer 3 in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Virtualization Engineer 3

Requisition ID: 18006052

Location(s): United States-Maryland-Annapolis Junction

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: No

How do cyber terrorists get past the industries best? They don’t. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division is the place for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Virtualization Engineer 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse employees located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Program team is seeking a Virtualization System Engineer, who will be responsible for working with other virtualization team members in systems operations and documentation. This candidate will ensure that all physical, virtual, and logical networks and environmental (OS and VM) problems get resolved in a timely manner. In a highly virtualized VMWare and vCloud Director Environment, this candidate will assist a multitude of internal customers in virtual machine and network setup (VMWare NSX) and migrations. This System Engineer will be responsible for working on many concurrent efforts and tasks in a fast paced environment. Other responsibilities will include stakeholder and customer support including meetings, phone and email support. This team member will often work directly with the customer for technical concerns. This person will document technical support operating procedures. These duties may include the configuration of project hardware such as servers, virtual machines, SAN\NAS, and networking equipment to include multi-level firewalls and switches. Installation and configuration of both Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom applications may become a more common duty assigned to this position. This person will be the key point of contact in the gathering and acquisition of application updates, services, websites, application and hotfix deployments, and managing of network resources. This candidate will assist the team in the responsibility for the overall security and compliance controls for this project. This person must be a team player and be cohesive with incumbent staff.

Basic Qualifications:

• 5 years of experience in at least three of the following:

o Strong experience in networking

o Microsoft Server 2008, or 2012/2016 system administration

o VMware ESXi Server 5 or above, including vCenter, vSphere, and vCloud Director

o MS SQL / Databases administration

o MS Windows Server 2008\2012\2016 Active Directory

o Microsoft SCCM, SCOM configuration\administration

o Current SAN\NAS experience

o Current Hardware installation and configuration experience

o Experience in scripting in Powershell and\or PowerCLI

o Experienced in administration of CISCO, McAfee Enterprise (or similar) Firewalls and networking equipment (firewalls\switches\SAN).

• Must be able to respond to provide support on any stakeholder issues to including troubleshooting, and testing.

• Must be able to document system processes, build procedures and system infrastructure diagrams.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced problem solving skills

• Ability to learn new applications/programs quickly

• Experience administering firewalls, particularly Cisco ASA's and\or McAfee (formerly SideWinder) a plus.

• Experience with Virtual Machine host and individual VM creation and maintenance, VMWare ESXi 5.5 or greater, a plus.

• Experience using NetApp Storage Devices

• Experience using Cisco UCS hardware environments

• Experience in SQL Database clustering and administration

• Experienced in Linux Administration


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

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

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 most positions.

Title: Virtualization Engineer 3

Location: Maryland-Annapolis Junction

Requisition ID: 18006052