Northrop Grumman Windows Systems Administrator/Analyst 3 (E2) in Melbourne, Florida
Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Melbourne, FL area.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large classified government contract
Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral 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.
Able to support multiple networks.
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 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.
Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered.
Master's degree and 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree and 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED and 9 years of IT experience is required
Experience administrating Windows and/or VMware servers is needed
Must have a current DOD 8570 IAT level 2 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 Top Secret level security clearance with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation, completed within the last 6 years
Must have the ability to access special programs as a condition of continued employment
Candidates with these desired skills, in addition to the basic qualifications above, will be given preferential consideration.
Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
VMWare ESXi version 6.0 or later and/or VDI-Horizon View Experience.
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment
Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.
Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification
Windows Active Directory, LDAP knowledge.
Familiarity with NetApp or other SAN Technology Platforms.
Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk)
Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
Additional DoD 8570 Certifications in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
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