Northrop Grumman Linux Systems Administrator/Analyst 3 - Strike in Melbourne, Florida

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Melbourne, Florida area.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Be proficient working from a command-line environment.

  • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and mount file systems in Linux environments.

  • Read, modify and create shell script and scripts in various other languages.

  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments.

  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required.

  • Install and configure COTS software, and perform configuration and maintenance in Linux environments.

  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management.

  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations.

  • Occasional travel to customer sites or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities.

  • 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, system components.

  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; 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 input to Computer Security.

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

  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

ESCSO Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of IT experience is required

  • Must have Linux, RedHat (RHEL), UNIX, and/orSolaris administration experience

  • Candidates must have a current IAT level 2 DOD 8570 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE), OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher) with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation, completed within the last 6 years in order to be considered

  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, program access as a condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Redhat 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.

  • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience.

  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities ; Experience hardening Redhat systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs.

  • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience.

  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience.

  • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat iptables).

  • Experience building custom rpm software packages for Redhat platforms.

  • Windows 10 administration experience.

  • Windows Server 2008/2012 experience.

  • Group Policies(GPOs) experience.

  • Active Directory management experience.

  • Solid writing skills and use of Wiki pages and Sharepoint sites for documentation.

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.

  • Current Active Top Secret Clearance.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.