Sr Principal Systems AdministratorSan Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10157225

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: San Diego, 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: 1

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 System has an opening for a Principal Systems Administrator or Senior Principal Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Engineering Technicians should be strong team players. This position will be located primarily in San Diego, California with regular travel to Palmdale, California.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Linux Administrators create, maintain and update documentation.

  • Back up, retrieve, maintain, and migrate Linux based programs and data.

  • Will work under the supervision of senior System Admins / System Engineers.

  • Monitor systems, validate the integrity and accessibility of all server resources, hardware, systems, and key processes.

  • Carry out hardware upgrades, performance tuning, and resource optimization whenever required.

Basic Qualifications Principal Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 4 years of experience in technical systems and product support; OR Master’s of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 3 years of experience in technical systems and product support OR PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 0 years of experience in technical systems and product support.

  • Strong understanding of the Unix-based operating system.

  • Install new Linux OS releases, configure, upgrade, patch, and secure servers. Install, upgrade, and maintain Intel-based system hardware and Red Hat Linux software.

  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) including Certificate Server.

  • Experience in managing one or more virtualization platform, such as KVM or VMWare or Hyper-V.

  • Understand TCP/IP, LDAP, Active Directory, NTP, DNS, and DHCP, among others.

  • Well-versed with scripting languages (i.e. Bash, PERL, Ruby, Python, etc).

  • Experience in handling NFS, CIFS, and SMB permissions. They need to have the capability to build multiple servers simultaneously. Need to review system and application logs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret level clearance and Special Program Access.

  • Ability to travel

Basic Qualifications Senior Principal Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 8 years of experience in technical systems and product support; OR Master’s of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 6 years of experience in technical systems and product support OR PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 4 years of experience in technical systems and product support.

  • Strong understanding of the Unix-based operating system.

  • Install new Linux OS releases, configure, upgrade, patch, and secure servers. Install, upgrade, and maintain Intel-based system hardware and Red Hat Linux software.

  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) including Certificate Server.

  • Experience in managing one or more virtualization platform, such as KVM or VMWare or Hyper-V.

  • Understand TCP/IP, LDAP, Active Directory, NTP, DNS, and DHCP, among others.

  • Well-versed with scripting languages (i.e. Bash, PERL, Ruby, Python, etc).

  • Experience in handling NFS, CIFS, and SMB permissions. They need to have the capability to build multiple servers simultaneously. Need to review system and application logs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret level clearance and Special Program Access.

  • Ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certification.

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) Certification.

  • Splunk, Microsoft Windows servers such as AD, DNS, Windows 10 Enterprise.

  • Experience in managing anti-virus solutions, such as McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator or Palo Alto Traps.

  • Knowledge of Dell server hardware and EMC storage.

  • An Active, In-Scope, DOD SECRET Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years.

  • Active Special Program Access.

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

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

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.