Principal Computer Systems Analyst / Windows Administrator - SecretBeale Afb, CA

Requisition ID: R10156100

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Beale AFB, California, 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, 25% 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems sector is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join our team as a Principal / Sr Principal Computer Systems Analyst / Windows Administrator and join our dynamic team of technical professionals in Beale AFB, CA.

Your r oles and responsibilities include:

• Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large, dynamic classified government contract in support of Sharepoint responsibilities.

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

• 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.

• Support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administrative tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.

• Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by using automated or advanced techniques.

• 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; manage virus protection on a routine basis.

• Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.

• Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.

• Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components that lead to the future success of the program.

• Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.

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

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

• Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.

• Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

• Work under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

• Use your advanced understanding of Active Directory and establishing sites and services and related GPOs with little oversight and adherences to system policies.

Additional duties will include:

• Provides technical support for computers and associated networks.

•Installs, troubleshoots, services, and assists in the repair of PC, related PC software, telephones, cables, and connectors. Connects personal computers and terminals to existing data networks. Performs basic PC setups.

•Instructs and assists users in the use of personal computer software and networks. Investigates information, network, and communications needs of users, and makes recommendations regarding software and hardware purchases. Maintains trouble logs.

•Completes paperwork and other tasks needed to satisfy Security requirements. Follows all Security regulations, guidelines, and processes regarding the installation, maintenance, and retirement of PCsand PC-related hardware and software. Works with Security to remediate classified data spillage incidents.

•Coordinates with users, IT staff, server administrators, network engineers, customer and IT management for internal and external change control board packages.

•Reviews the trouble ticket queue to identify issues that need to be addressed. Works through the ticket queue without intervening management direction (self-motivated). Resolves tickets within established SLAs. Raises issues that require management attention or involvement.

•Establishes and maintains high levels of customer satisfaction according to defined SOW objectives while adhering to established policies.

•Works with system administrators and other staff to resolve support issues, escalating where appropriate.

•Participates in new installations, testing and special projects as needed.

•Spends significant portions of the day away from the desk supporting users and moving, upgrading, managing equipment.

•Exhibits good communication skills, an energetic approach, and patience with customers



1. A minimum of 9 yrs of relevant Windows Administrator experience; A Bachelor's and 5 yrs relevant experience or Masters and 3 yrs relevant experience may also be considered.

2. Familiarity with Cisco Call Manager and its integration into an environment.

3. Background in Sharepoint 2019, the establishment of server infrastructure and support of server/workstation devices in support of user experience to include but not limited to the following: Page configurations, migration of user data, modifications of access and privileges, data backup, storage and recovery

4. Current Security + CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

5. Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret Clearance.

6. Ability to obtain and retain Special program access clearance within 365 days from submission

7. Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

8. Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed


1. A Bachelor's degree in a related field.

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

3. A current Secret Clearance.

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

5. Server management- VM Ware, Cloud Computing, Backup Management/DR Plan development

6. Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification

7. Understand basic networking, including subnets, routing and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification

8. Windows domain architecture experience

9. Windows Active Directory, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

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

11. VMWare experience with current version

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

13. Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment

14. Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

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

  1. Current Top Secret/SCI Clearance

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,600

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.