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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Systems Administrator in Orlando, Florida

Working in Northrop Grumman Defense Systems means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in. If you're looking for challenging work experiences with a bigger purpose and desire to learn in a collaborative environment, we invite you to look for the next step in your career at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a qualified Cyber Systems Administrator for an established program that provides secure DoD communications around the world. The position may require travel to Mobility Air Force (MAF) sites both CONUS and OCONUS. The position is located in Orlando, FL.

The Cyber Systems Administrator maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a 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.

  • Experience with Installation, configuration and maintenance of virtual environments to include virtualized servers

  • .Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed. •Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions

  • 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.

  • Provide technical input for security documentation 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 The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of related experience. 4 years of additional experience will be considered in lieu of a college degree.

  • Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain architecture

  • Current Security + CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

  • Current Computing Environment certificate (MCSA, Redhat, etc.) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to maintain

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity/Experience with Linux RHEL Operating Platform

  • Bachelor's degree in IS related field

  • VMWare experience with current versions of Virtual Center, ESXi and/or VMWare Horizon View

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

  • Experience with Windows Server management and Windows domain architecture

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS, Solar Winds, etc.)

  • Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

  • DoD 8570 Computing Environment (CE) Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

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.

Job Category : Information Technology