Sr. Principal Linux Systems AdministratorLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10158563

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. ”

Information Technology Professionals, We Want You!

Northrop Grumman CIO is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in L inthicum, MD .

Note- The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus. This is not a virtual position.

Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Perform as a Linux Systems Administrator on large, classified government contracts.

  • Manage Red Hat systems to include enterprise Linux servers, workstations, and applications.

  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and verbal format.

  • 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.

  • Support multiple networks.

  • Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed and direct others as necessary.

  • Analyze internal and external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.

  • 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, and manage virus protection on a routine basis.

  • 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.

  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.

  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors, and evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.

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

  • 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 Cyber Security team.

  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

If you are ready to solve complex problems in a dynamic environment, apply today!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of IT experience; OR an Associate's Degree with 11 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 13 years of IT experience is required

  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT Level II, or higher, certification (example: Security+ CE); maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment

  • Must have Linux Operating Systems support experience

  • Linux Workstation and Server management experience is required

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

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret / SCI levelsecurity clearance, to include a recent Polygraph [adjudicated within the last 5 years],in order to be considered

Preferred Qualifications :

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, a Security+ CE, a RHCSA, and 10 years of Linux Server Administration experience in a classified environment

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.

  • Ability to support and troubleshot remote nodes.

  • Experience scanning, managing, patching, and hardening RedHat Linux servers, identifying and remediating security vulnerabilities according to security guidelines (STIGs)

  • Experience with kickstart installations

  • Experience giving technical presentations to technical and non-technical attendees

  • Experience working in an HPC environment

  • Red Hat System Administration certification(s)

  • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp) administration (ONTAP 8.x or higher; CDOT)

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

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

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, be recognized, and to be yourself. At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 work schedule, and a great 401k matching program. Come join us!

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Salary Range: $115,400 - $173,200

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.