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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Administrator (21-241) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal System Administrator - Windows/Linux based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Operate, maintain and manage Windows/Linux based systems supporting a software development environment.

  • Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Windows/Linux environment and is responsible for backup and recovery (to include disaster recovery) of system data.

  • Ensure all data is being backed up on a regular basis.

  • Ensure backup system is functioning correctly and periodically test the backup system by restoring files.

  • Respond appropriately to any security or virus incident discovered in the system.

  • Install, configure, monitor, manage and maintain all Windows/Linux based servers.

  • Create and maintain Windows//Linux server documentation.

  • Create and maintain Windows/Linux system administration processes and procedures.

  • Install, configure, manage and maintain all Windows/Linux server based applications.

  • Ensure all Windows/Linux based systems have the appropriate patches installed includes but is not limited to, security, applications and OS.

  • Ensure all Windows/Linux based systems are running current versions of antivirus software with current virus definition files.

  • Create, manage and maintain security groups.

  • Create, manage and maintain user accounts.

  • Monitor, manage and maintain storage systems and devices.

  • Create and maintain Windows/Linux server images.

  • Recommend system enhancements, including but not limited to, servers, applications, storage, processes and procedures.

  • Recommend when additional system resources are required or when existing resources should be retired.

  • Ensure all appropriate asset management functions are completed as required.

  • Ensure all Windows/Linux servers are configured to comply with all appropriate security policies.

  • All other tasks as assigned by the IT site lead or IT manager


Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 6 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 10 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Experience with Linux system administration, System Security Implementations, Linux shell scripting, Ansible playbook development and management, Security-Enhanced (SE) Linux and Red Hat repository administration; and/or Windows Systems administration; and/or Standard knowledge with Microsoft Server 2008/2012, Active Directory, GPOs, VMware etc.

  • Experience supporting Windows based workstations, desktops and notebook computers.

  • Technical documentation skills.

  • Increasing responsibility as a Linux/Windows system administrator supporting at least 200+ users.

  • Experience with daily operations, security management, corporate compliance, and file/share/print services administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Multi-Factor Authentication implementation like IPA and ADFS, OpenShift, OpenStack, VMware ESXI, QAS/VAS, Windows, Active Directory, Backup and Recovery, Containers and Container Orchestration products. Knowledge of Git, Nexus, Jenkins, Jira and Confluence.

  • Understand the concept of PaaS and SaaS. Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery and how it applies to IT and IT products.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements




salarymin: $83,600

salarymax: $125,400

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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.

Job Category : Information Technology