Principal Cyber Systems Administrator (Shift) Tampa, FL

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.

Your future:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Cyber Systems Administrator to join our highly skilled team of results driven and customer focused masterminds. We support a rapid environment of market relevant technology trends that demand critical thinkers and detail-oriented operators. This opportunity will entrust you to make real time decisions with real world significance.

Our team works diligently around the clock with passion for our mission but benefits most from the compassion we receive from top down. Health and wellness are an important part of our lives while we define a new protocol for customer success.

Your daily opportunities:

  • Build solutions and maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with Cyber Systems Engineers and Cyber Security teams.

  • Make recommendations and act on improving user experience and enterprise system administration.

  • Be the driving factor for technical solutions from initial testing to implementation.

  • Partner with users and stakeholders.

  • Other opportunities may include maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, and allocating mass storage space.

Typical Minimum Education / Experience for Principal Cyber Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM)S and six (6) years of relevant experience; four (4) years with Masters. NOTE: Four (4) years of additional relevant experience can be substituted in lieu of degree.

To be considered you'll need:

  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months

  • Must possess DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher prior to start date

You will be a great fit if:

You have strong working knowledge in three or more of the following areas:

  • Administration of virtualization environments using technologies such as vCenter, ESXi, storage provisioning, including the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of virtual servers and workstations.

  • Experience with multiple Linux distributions. Ability to assist end users by navigating via command line through different variations of Linux Operating Systems to include Ubuntu, Red Hat, Pypi, and CentOS.

  • Experience in troubleshooting and configuring Windows operating system and Windows Server environments to include Active Directory, DHCP, GPO's, DNS, LDAP, MS Exchange, MECM (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager) MS SQL, and WSUS.

  • Maintaining a physical and virtual network environment. Experience with Cisco and/or VMware NSX technologies. Knowledge of routing protocols, ports, and layer 2/3 switch configuration.

  • Knowledge of storage; NetApp ONTAP and/or Synology as well as backup applications such as VEEAM and the ability to understand and implement backup and recovery solutions.

  • Experience writing scripts (e.g. Batch, Bash, PowerShell, Python) to automate routine tasks

What to expect:

  • During the first 30 days of employment onboarding activities to include Northrop Grumman training requirements, program overviews, system architecture familiarization, and department-specific training will establish a solid foundation for the new team member. Introductions to management and team leads will provide insight into the team dynamics while identifying key areas where you will provide value to the mission.

  • Day 30 through 90 will consist of further integration to the team and actively sitting with tenured members to gain a better understanding of daily tasks and requirements. Tasks will be assigned in accordance with the appropriate pace needed to guarantee your success.

  • Day 90 and onward will consist of mission focused opportunities with the possibility to collaborate across several teams. From leading day-to-day activities in the operations department, to testing cutting-edge feature enhancements to the enterprise architecture, you will have the ability to invest in your future while delivering maximum value to our customer's mission.

Total rewards:

In addition to the competitive pay and 40 hours of PTO on day 1, as a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k Matching

  • Educational Assistance / Certification Reimbursement

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion resources

  • Veteran Resources

This position follows a Panama schedule that includes working 12-hour shifts. This schedule allows for employees to have a three-day weekend every other week and rotates from nights to days every 12 weeks. Employees are compensated with a pay differential during their night shift rotation. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.



Salary Range: $82,000 - $123,000

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.