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Northrop Grumman Systems Administrator/Principal Systems Administrator - Top Secret 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.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking a well-qualified Red Hat / Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Colorado Springs, CO. Roles and responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

  • Provide assistance to fellow team members and end users in investigation, diagnoses, and problem resolution in support of real-time spacecraft operations.

  • Work across disciplines to isolate issues between software, firmware, and hardware, between software and operating systems, between networks and applications, and between one-time events and recurrent systematic problems

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to include, but not limited to, creation of process documentation and How to Guides.

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain network services.

  • Provide feedback to the development and sustainment teams leading to improvements in product stability and functionality.

  • Perform overall administration of Windows client workstations and the associated LINUX servers

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract.

  • 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

  • Install, configure, and perform maintenance of virtual environments to include virtualized servers and VDI Desktops.

  • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions.

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

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

  • Work across disciplines to isolate issues between software, firmware, and hardware, between software and operating systems, between networks and applications, and between one-time events and recurrent systematic problems.

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed

  • Oversee daily maintenance and Provide Tier 1 troubleshooting and Support in OpenStack environment

  • The ability to use MS Active Directory to manage accounts

  • Assist users with X.509 certificate generation

  • Update Non person entity X.509 certificate management

  • Assisting ISSM/ISSO with running security scans (ex ACAS)

  • Monitoring and alerting

  • Resource utilization

  • Integrity monitoring or system and configuration files using a tool like AIDE

  • Assisting ISSM/ISSO with reviewing Splunk Security logs


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience OR Master's degree with 1 year of experience OR Associate's degree and 5 years of experience

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance and the ability to obtain SCI level access.

  • Must have a Current Security + Certification

  • Experience in LINUX (RHEL 7) Server Administration, OpenStack Administration, and VMWare administration.

  • Experience with Unix Power Scripting (BASH)

  • Unix networking experience within the linux environment

  • Experience with Power VI User

  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to Special Access Programs as a condition of continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification.

  • Extensive experience with DNS, Active Directory, GPO's, and LDAP configuration.

  • Experience with Backup systems and methods.

  • Experience supporting real-time operations, particularly spacecraft operations.

  • This position can be filled at a higher level - Principal Systems Administrator - Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience OR Master's degree with 4 years of experience OR Associate's degree and 8 years of experience; 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

Salary minimum: $67,520.00

Salary maximum: $101,280.00

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. 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.

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