Linux Systems AdministratorBaltimore, 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 Mission Systems is seeking a Linux Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus, and that this is not a remote work opportunity. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Perform primarily as a Linux Systems Administrator for a classified government contract.

  • Support Windows Domains, ensuring Linux systems & accounts authenticate centrally & function as required.

  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and verbal format.

  • Maintain efficient operation of all IT infrastructure in the assigned Program area(s), including servers, clients, networking equipment, and software running on the network.

  • Support multiple networks and ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed independently as necessary.

  • Analyze internal and 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, and 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 impact.

  • Develop, maintain, and document 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree with 4 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • Experience maintaining Linux systems in classified environments and ensuring authentication centrally and functioning as required.

  • A working knowledge of Active Directory (AD) maintenance and support, Group Policy (GPO), DNS management, DHCP and scopes, LDAP protocols, license manager support, deployment of golden images and underlying infrastructure, and vulnerability scanning tools.

  • Candidates must have a current DoD Secret level security clearance (at a minimum), to include a closed investigation date completed within the last 6 years, or must be enrolled in the DoD Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP), in order to be considered; the required security clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance before a start date can be established; the required SAP/SAR clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification, otherwise an ability to obtain the required certification within 6 months of start date; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience working on a team of IT professionals.

  • Ability to travel as needed.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • A current DoD Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).

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

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

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.

  • Experience with Systems Certification & Accreditation process (under DCSA's STIG and/or JSIG requirements).

  • Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.

  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).

  • Knowledge of SAN storage systems.

  • Linux & Windows Server management experience.

  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.

  • Microsoft Active Directory domain architecture experience.

  • Rudimentary Scripting experience.

  • Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.

  • VMWare Virtualization technology experience with current version.

Salary Range: $75,700 - $113,500

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.