Sr. Principal Systems ArchitectBaltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10160040

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • 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 Windows and Virtualization Systems Analyst to join our dynamic Classified Solutions team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD. Please note that due to the classified nature of this program, the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus, and that this is not a remote position. Please also note that the selected candidate will be required to obtain a finalized DoD Secret security clearance before a start date can be established. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Perform administration of Virtualization and Storage platforms across the site, among other technologies.

  • Lead and become a valuable member of the team supporting various technologies.

  • Manage and support various components of the technical infrastructure, including Hypervisors, storage, infrastructure solutions, system updates, patching, and administration of various IT systems.

  • Analyze and resolve hardware and software problems for end users, with primary emphasis on server-related issues.

  • Provide support to end users and other staff in resolution of more complex issues related to software tools, applications, databases, and system access.

  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.

  • Administer backup and recovery services, manage file systems and disk space, and manage virus protection on a routine basis.

  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networks as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).

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

  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree and 11 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of experience, or Master’s degree with 7 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance before a start date can be established; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain a finalized DoD Top Secret security clearance and a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance; maintaining these required clearances will be a condition of continued employment.

  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience architecting virtualization and storage solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Current DoD Top Secret or DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

  • Knowledge of VMware products including vCenter and vSphere/ESXi, among others.

  • Experience maintaining a containerized environment.

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

  • VMWare experience/certification; experience with vCenter, ESXi environments v6.5+.

  • VDI deployment and tuning experience.

  • Windows domain architecture experience, to include AD, LDAP, RADIUS, and certificate authorities.

  • Knowledge of SAN storage systems (NetApp OnTap, E-Series, and other vendor solutions).

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: $115,400 - $173,200

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.