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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Dev Ops Systems Administrator in Boulder, Colorado


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Realize the rewards of conquering new challenges as a System Administrator at Boulder, CO. The qualified applicant will become part of the transforming Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) team. This position is for a system administrator who will provide technical solutions to difficult System Administration and hardware problems, to include assisting development of operational ground stations, on-site installations, system training support, and engineering records updates. The right applicant will be a team player among a diverse group of employees and this opportunity will be a great learning and growing position in supporting technical SA tasks, program sustainment, system training, and cyber security support. 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, cyber engineers, and software engineers

  • Install, troubleshoot, update/patch, and maintain multiple Linux environments, lab assets, and IT infrastructure.

  • Sustain operational uptime on Red Hat Linux systems and provide daily support for hardware and software issues, data recovery, system upgrades, software upgrades, and configuration issues

  • 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

  • Creates and maintains system documentation

  • Installs system wide software and allocates mass storage space

  • Performs backups and recovery as required

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; 0 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 8 years of related experience in systems administration; 6 years with a Master’s degree; 4 years with a PhD; 12 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Experienced Linux System Administration for Red Hat Certified System Administrator or no less than 3 years’ experience

  • Experience with RSA multifactor authentication, Splunk, IPA, and Ansible

  • Good communication skills

  • Active TS clearance required to start

  • Must have Security+ with Continuing Education or equivalent certification under DoD 8570.01-M

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Counter Intelligence polygraph

  • Experience with satellite ground station hardware system administration

  • Experience with NetApp storage solutions

  • Experience with networking; cisco equipment and SNMP

  • Active TS/SCI with CI Poly clearance

Salary Range: $92,000.00 - $138,000.00Salary Range 2: $114,100.00 - $171,100.00

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.

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.

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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.