Linux Systems Administrator 3/4 - Top SecretCincinnati, OH

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's Chief Information Office has an opening for a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join our qualified, diverse and dynamic team of technical professionals. This position is located in the Cincinnati, OH area.

The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time at our Cincinnati, OH campus . The individual will perform the following duties on a day-to-day basis in support of the program:

  • Perform as a Linux Systems Administrator supporting multiple classified government contracts

  • Managing and maintaining secure operations of Linux servers and workstations with minimal impact to engineering stakeholders

  • Supporting both physical and virtual Linux hosts

  • Installing, hardening, and patching Linux operating systems

  • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and mount file systems in Linux environments

  • Read, modify, and create shell scripts as needed

  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments

  • Effectively perform basic job functions with minimal management oversight

  • Clearly communicate and coordinate with stakeholders (end users, security, and management)

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

  • Install, configure, and maintain COTS software in Linux environments

  • Conform to security mandated approval and configuration management processes (Change Control Boards, Security Impact Analysis)

  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations.

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

Note: Due to the classified nature of the work being performed, this position does not offer any virtual or telecommute working options. Applicants are encouraged to apply, only if they are willing to work on-site.

This position may filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience OR Master's degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance.

  • Ability to obtain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access level as a condition of continued employment.

  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater.

  • Experience managing Linux server environments (including RedHat, CentOS, Debian, or Ubuntu).

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience OR Master's degree and 7 years of experience; 13 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance.

  • Ability to obtain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access level as a condition of continued employment.

  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater.

  • Experience managing Linux server environments (including RedHat, CentOS, Debian, or Ubuntu).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in IS related field

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

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

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

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration certification(s)

  • Red Hat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience

  • Solid understanding of remediating Linux security vulnerabilities

  • Identity Management (Single Sign-On, LDAP) experience

  • Experience integrating Linux operating systems into Windows Active Directory

  • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configurations

  • Experience building custom "rpm" software packages for Red Hat platforms

  • VMware vSphere (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience

  • Experience with SAN administration (preferably NetApp ONTAP 8.x or higher)

  • Solid understanding of Enterprise storage concepts to include all commonly used RAID levels

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Salary Range: $88,600 - $133,000

Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $164,000

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.