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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Administrator/ Sr Principal Systems Administrator-TS/SCI clearance required in Aurora, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

Job Description:

  • Works in an agile based team consisting of systems administrators, systems engineers, hardware engineers, and software engineers

  • Builds large, integrated hardware systems from bare metal including racking, cabling, powering, initializing systems

  • Supports the integration and test of hardware and software subsystems

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

  • Mentors and trains junior systems administrators

  • Updates Windows WSUS servers for monthly patching and virus scanning

  • Creates and maintains administrator and user accounts through Windows Domain Controller

  • Creates and maintains system documentation

  • Performs tuning system performance,

  • Installs system wide software and allocates mass storage space

  • Performs backups and recovery as required

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below




This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Sr. Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 6 years of related experience in systems administration; 4 years with a Master's degree; 2 years with a PhD; 10 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Sr Principal Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 10 years of related experience in systems administration; 8 years with a Master's degree; 6 years with a PhD; 14 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Experienced Linux System Administration for Red Hat/CentO

  • with Red Hat Certified System Administrator or no less than 3 years' experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with virtualization technologies, including VMware within a virtualized environment.

  • Good communication skills

  • Active TS/SCI clearance required to start

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with satellite ground station hardware system administration

  • Experience with NetApp storage solutions

  • Experience with installing and configuring Docker containers

  • Experience with Kubernetes

Salary range for a Principal Systems Administrator: $87,780-$131,670

Salary range for a Sr Principal Systems Administrator: $108,864-$163,296

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.

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Job Category : Information Technology