Linux Systems Administrator 2/3 - SecretMelbourne, FL

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 is seeking a motivated Linux Systems Administrator in the Melbourne, FL area ready to gain and apply enterprise-wide experience to ensure the security, reliability, and availability of multiple systems/platforms in support of our Nation's defense.

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

  • Maintaining operations of multi-user Linux network services.

  • Providing technical support for Linux systems and associated networks.

  • Installing, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing Linux servers and workstations.

  • Instructing and assisting users in the use of workstations and networks.

  • Installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management of systems.

  • Developing and documenting technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Providing backup and recovery services; managing file systems and disk space; and managing virus protection on a routine basis.

  • Investigate information, network, and communications needs of users, and make recommendations regarding software and hardware purchases.

  • Coordinating actions with users, IT staff, server administrators, network engineers, and IT management.

  • Recommending and implementing system/process enhancements to improve performance and reliability of the system.

  • Reviewing trouble ticket queues to identify issues that need to be addressed.

  • Working through the ticket queue without intervening management direction (self-motivated).

  • Resolving tickets within established SLAs and raising issues that require management attention or involvement.

  • Establishing and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

  • Participating in new installations, testing and special projects as needed.

  • Exhibiting good communication skills, an energetic approach, and patience with customers.

  • General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks.

  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned

  • Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.

  • Works under general supervision.

  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to achieve results or inadequate work product should be detected by supervisory oversight but may cause delay in program schedules and allocation of additional resources

  • Primarily internal company contacts. Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.

  • Lifting equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

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 be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • Associate's degree and 4 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience OR Master's degree and 0 years of experience; 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance as a condition of continued employment.

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs.

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

  • Experience with Linux OS.

Basic Qualifications for a 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 experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance as a condition of continued employment.

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs.

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

  • Experience with Linux OS.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or other technical based degree.

  • DoD Top Secret clearance.

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

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

  • Linux/Windows Server management experience

  • Networking experience, including subnets, routing and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification

  • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts

  • Windows Active Directory, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions

  • VMWare (current version) experience

  • Red Hat Satellite Server, Ansible experience

  • Familiarity of enterprise backup solutions and disaster recovery methodologies



Salary Range: $68,500 - $102,700

Salary Range 2: $84,200 - $126,400

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 most positions.