Northrop Grumman Systems Administrator 3 in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Systems Administrator 3

Requisition ID: 18006793

Location(s): United States-Colorado-Schriever AFB

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Systems Administrator for our Schriever Air Force Base, CO location.

The Server Systems Engineer specializing in the management and operations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems in support of the SWDC/ESL-BOA program. Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or STEM discipline and 8 years of IT experience or

  • Associates degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or STEM discipline and 12 years of IT experience.

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance with SCI

  • Strong relevant skills in Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux5.x/6.x)

  • Experience with centrally managed directory server design, best-practices, configuration & maintenance (NIS, IPA, DNS/LDAP/Kerberos). Understanding of automated OS installation and configuration of servers and workstations with tools like Kickstart

  • Strong comprehension of TCP/IP networking

  • Experience with Cisco ASA firewall, iptables and SELinux configuration and operation

  • Familiarity with DIACAP and/or RMF accreditation of classified systems; NISPOM, DISASTIG, and ICD application

  • CompTIA Security with CE certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Essential qualifications for a successful candidate include an ability to quickly adapt to new situations, a strong commitment to a team environment, a capacity to work with little supervision and the willingness to learn new technologies.

  • Knowledge of Host Based Security System (HBSS) agents and policies for Linux and Windows workstations and servers and also have Unix/Linux programming knowledge; Bourne/Bash, python, Perl, etc.

  • Ability to test, repair, and install network cabling.

  • Experience with Samba, CIFS, and NFS, especially with NetApp or similar NAS solutions. Familiarity with Linux/UNIX directory server integration with Windows environments. Familiarity with KVM environments.

  • Familiarity with tools such as Kickstart, DHCP, and TFTP.

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.

Title: Systems Administrator 3

Location: Colorado-Schriever AFB

Requisition ID: 18006793