Sr. Principal Windows Systems Administrator - Top Secret Redondo Beach, 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's Chief Information Office is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Redondo Beach, CA.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for an enterprise classified network working in a hybrid on-prem and cloud infrastructure environment.

  • Manage and maintain secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Windows servers and workstations.

  • Support a hyperconverged Nutanix based infrastructure.

  • Install, harden, and patch Windows operating systems.

  • Develop and document technical procedures.

  • Read, modify, and create shell script and scripts in various other languages.

  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required.

  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management.

  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations.

  • Occasional travel to customer or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities.

  • Lead actions with peer systems administrators, network administrators, security teams, and software and hardware engineers.

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience OR Master's degree and 7 years of experience; 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date .

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance.

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs.

  • Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain architecture.

  • Experience with designing Windows domain architectures, including but not limited to Active Directory, GPOs, Policies, and permissions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in IS related field.

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance.

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

  • Stong Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy Management, Exchange, MS SQL, and WSUS.

  • Experience with Servers and storage hardware installation and maintenance.

  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities; experience hardening Windows and Redhat systems per RMF and STIGs.

  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience.

  • Experience working Cisco switches and and basics under satding of LAN and WAN networkingwith a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

  • Windows 7/10 administration experience;Windows Server 2012/2016 experience;Group Policies (GPOs) experience; Active Directory management experience.

  • Solid writing skills and use of Sharepoint sites for documentation.

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


Salary Range: $117,700 - $176,500

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.

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.