Systems Administrator / Principal Systems AdministratorPort Hueneme, CA

Requisition ID: R10162163

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Port Hueneme, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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 Mission Systems is seeking a rotational OCONUS Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator based in Port Hueneme, CA which will include going underway for 4-month rotations onboard US Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

What You’ll Get To Do:

The Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator will perform preventive and corrective maintenance on Mission Package Computing Environment (MPCE) hardware and software and support Mission Module (MM) embarkations by performing initial light off procedures on MM equipment and performing other duties as required. This position is based in Port Hueneme, CA with rotations onboard US Navy Ships and travel to other naval bases worldwide.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Install Mission Package Application Software (MPAS) on LCS, troubleshoot any issues, integrate the software with the ship's combat system, and remove software as necessary.

  • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues, determines technical solution in accordance with product and customer specifications, and recommends actions to company or customer representatives for coordinative product solution.

  • Deploys, maintains and monitors network gear to include switches, servers, firewalls, etc. De-bugs network-related problems.

  • Working knowledge of routing protocols, network address assignments and routing configurations. Performs a variety of technical tasks to assist engineers with electronic systems.

  • Document maintenance and repair procedures for developing government computing system.

  • Provide logistics guidance to support system maturation.

  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.

  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

  • Install and configure Windows/Linux servers, setting up and maintaining DNS/Exchange/Active Directory supporting and maintaining virtual environments, and troubleshooting problems with deployed systems

  • Manage daily break/fix scenarios/ updates, backups, and other problems that arise

  • 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.

"This position may be filled as Systems Administrator or Principal System Administrator based on the qualifications listed below."

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with DoD computers/systems/electronics

  • Specific experience required in one or more of the following: Linux (Red Hat), Unix, Windows, (2000, XP, server), Cisco networks

  • Experienced IT administrator with LAN/WAN technologies

  • Accept being shipboard and/or on OCONUS assignment for a period up to 180 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements.

  • Meet medical requirements and vaccinations for worldwide travel.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, weekends, and support on-call status when necessary.

  • US Citizenship required with a minimum of an active Interim Secret clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Secret clearance

  • Meet DoD 8570 certification requirements (e.g., Security+ certification, CISSP) OR ability to obtain one within 6 months

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with DoD computers/systems/electronics

  • Specific experience required in one or more of the following: Linux (Red Hat), Unix, Windows, (2000, XP, server), Cisco networks

  • Experienced IT administrator with LAN/WAN technologies

  • Accept being shipboard and/or on OCONUS assignment for a period up to 180 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements.

  • Meet medical requirements and vaccinations for worldwide travel.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, weekends, and support on-call status when necessary.

  • US Citizenship required with a minimum of an Interim Secret clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level clearance.

  • Meet DoD 8570 certification requirements (e.g., Security+ certification, CISSP) OR ability to obtain one within 6 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (required for IA Cert Level I)

  • MCSE certification and/or other network related training

  • Information Assurance (IA) Certification Level I

  • A+ Certification

  • Knowledge of SunOS and Java desired

  • Experience in virtual imaging /system deployment / disc imaging a plus

  • Experience in writing procedures/technical documents

  • Navy Configuration management and or logistics management experience desired

  • Microsoft / CISCO certifications or DIACAP training a plus

  • Navy or Coast Guard experience a plus

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Salary Range: $79,300 - $118,900

Salary Range 2: $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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.