Northrop Grumman Pipeline - Linux Systems Administrator 2/3 in Melbourne, Florida

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman in the future orthat frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Please note: This is a Pipeline Requisition for upcoming ES hiring needs

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a Linux System Administrator to join our team in defining the future. Our potential future positions will befilled in the Melbourne, FL locationand may be filled at levels 2 or 3.The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology support team.

Ability to apply technical skills and experience in managing selected Windows, Linux servers and numerous workstations supporting highly skilled engineers working with advanced programming languages and algorithms.

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.

  • Able to support multiple networks and programs based on need.

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

  • Analyze internal or 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; manage virus protection system and update virus definitions 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, 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.

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

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 1 year of Linux Systems Administration experience; OR aBachelor's degree and 2 years of Linux Systems Administration experience; OR an Associates degree and 4 years of Linux Systems Administration experience is required.

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

  • Must have a DoD 8570 certification (example: Security+ CE).

  • Candidates must have a current DODSecret level security clearance with an original adjudication,or a period reinvestigation date, completed within the last 6 years to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree in a STEMdisciplineand 5 years of RHEL v6+ experience, as well as VMware and Windows Server 2008 experience.

  • Linux+ certification is desirable.

  • Experience with VSphere would be helpful.

  • Knowledge of STIGs is preferred.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously

  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

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