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Northrop Grumman Associate Cyber Systems Administrator in Pensacola, Florida

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is looking for an experienced Associate Cyber Systems Administrator with Linux experience to join our team in Pensacola, Florida. Will it be you? Are you ready to join a leading global provider of secure software defined, hardware-enabled mission systems? Are you interested in working on products and systems that provide solutions for global security?

Members of our team are self-motivated and energized by the challenge of finding solutions to complex problems. We are seeking accomplished and innovative individuals who are excited about our mission to keep critical infrastructure safe from cyber-based adversaries.

Working in Northrop Grumman Mission 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.

The Systems Administrator for a 24x7x365 classified operations will design, install, configure, secure, troubleshoot and maintain operating systems for mission critical servers in support of classified Department of Defense (DoD) programs.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage Enterprise Red Hat Linux computing infrastructure

  • Installation and Maintenance of Enterprise Linux Servers and network systems

  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.

  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact

  • Provide assistance to users in accessing and using IT systems

  • Work with a team of Service desk and systems Administrators

  • Utilize Remedy ticketing system for trouble management documentation

  • Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to DoD agencies and internal customers

  • Optimize system operations and resource utilization, and perform system capacity analysis and planning

  • Research and recommend/assist in improving system performance

  • Communicate effectively with remote customers

This is a 24/7/365 environment and the current shifts available are 2nd and 3rd shift.The selected candidate must have and maintain a DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 or higher certification prior to starting. For a list of qualified certifications, please reference


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field plus 0 years of relevant IT administration experience; OR an Associate's degree in a related technical field plus 2 years of relevant IT administration experience; OR 4 years of relevant IT administration experience in lieu of degree.

  • Experience with Unix and/or Linux systems.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing ability.

  • Ability to work 2nd or 3rd shift in a 24x7x365 environment.

  • Current, active Top Secret Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 (or higher) certification prior to start; or a current certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • RedHat Linux systems experience


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