Principal Computer Systems AnalystPalmdale, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Computer Systems Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Palmdale, California.

Develops computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with the company's system architecture standards. Establishes and documents system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software systems compatibility and coordinates and/or modifies system parameters in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Perform as Windows System Administrator for a large, classified government contract.

  • Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including desktops and potentially servers.

  • Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed under supervision as necessary.

  • Assist testing new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user and impact.

  • Assist with developing and maintaining technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Assist maintaining security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Science degree with 5 years of experience; 3 years of experience with Masters; 0 Years of experience with a PhD.

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards (i.e. JSIG, RMF, etc.).

  • Current valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification. Certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience maintaining Windows domains in effective operations to include Fundamental knowledge of Windows desktop support, Active Directory (AD) users and computers, and assist with the deployment of updates.

  • Helpdesk (IT) support experience.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days- a-week, and 365 days a year.

  • Current active Secret clearance required.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

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

  • Experience working in a team of IT professionals under direct supervision.

  • Ability to travel up to 25 percent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification Authority Knowledge.

  • Linus OS Familiarity.

  • Experience with accreditation of classified systems under the NIST Risk Management Framework.

  • Supporting golden image deployment.

  • Knowledge of vulnerability scanning tools (i.e. NESSUS, SCAP, ACAS, SPLUNK, etc.).

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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.