Linux Systems Administrator 2/3Morrisville, NC

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 Classified Solutions is seeking a well-qualified Systems Linux Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Morrisville, NC .

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Perform as a Linux Systems Administrator for a classified government contract.

  • 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 while ensuring necessary administration tasks are completed.

  • Review internal and external customer requirements and help determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems.

  • 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.

  • Assist with and/or manage the development and documentation of technical processes and procedures as needed.

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

  • 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.

  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Please note that due to the classified nature of this position, the selected candidate will be required to work on-site , full-time , at our Morrisville, NC campus , and that this is not a remote work opportunity.

This position may be filled at Level 2, or at Level 3 (Principal Level), depending on the required qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for Level 2 :

  • Associate's degree with 4 years of experience, or a bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater required on Day 1 of employment; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.

  • Linux Operating Systems support experience.

  • Linux Workstation and Server management experience.

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

  • Must have a current DoD Top Secret security clearance with SCI access and a recent polygraph (within the last 5-years)in order to be considered; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

  • The selected candidatewill be required to obtain, and maintain, a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance as a condition of continued employment.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3 (Principal Level) :

  • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater required on Day 1 of employment; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.

  • Linux Operating Systems support experience.

  • Linux Workstation and Server management experience.

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

  • Must have a current DoD Top Secret security clearance with SCI access and a recent polygraph (within the last 5-years)in order to be considered; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

  • The selected candidatewill be required to obtain, and maintain, a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance as a condition of continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications :

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

  • Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.

  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems.

  • Red Hat certification for current version.

  • VMWare experience with current version.

  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).

  • Rudimentary Scripting experience.

  • Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.

  • Experience with recommending and implementing system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

  • Ability to interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.

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

  • Ability to provide backup and recovery services, manage file systems and disk space, and manage virus protection on a routine basis.

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Salary Range: $72,100 - $108,100

Salary Range 2: $88,600 - $133,000

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.