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Northrop Grumman CIO is seeking a well-qualified Senior Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Dulles, VA. The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Dulles, VA campus. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract.
Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.
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.
Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
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.
Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.
Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed, and direct others as necessary.
Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
Able to support multiple networks.
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.
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 determine and develop approach to solutions.
Basic Qualifications :
Associate's degree and 11 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience, or a Master's degree and 7 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
Active IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater ; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
Active DoD Top Secret security clearance; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company, and also by customer and/or program requirements; maintaining a SAP/SAR clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
Experience managing Windows Server OS.
Experience with designing Windows domain architectures including but not limited to Active Directory, GPOs, Policies, and permissions.
LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SANs
Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.
Preferred Qualifications :
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.
Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions
VMWare experience with current version.
Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
Mid to Advanced level Scripting experience.
Experience with Certification & Accreditation process
Salary Range: $117,700 - $176,500
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.