Northrop Grumman Computer Systems Architect 3 in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman, we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work, the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce, we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Computer Systems Architect 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . The selected candidate will become part of a Northrop Grumman team of professionals who are actively supporting computer operations for an avionics test and development laboratory.

The Computer Systems Architect will work in classified operations supporting a large variety of computing systems, requiring a wide range of solutions to solve technical problems in support of Department of Defense programs. The successful candidate will ensure optimal operation of systems, ensure updates are applied in a timely manner, and work with other computer engineering and software development teams to resolve technical issues.


  • Designs and integrates multiple operating systems, including Red Hat Linux, Windows, Solaris, VMS, Unix, and other computing systems in accordance with DoD policies and procedures

  • Supports and plans mass storage systems including NetApp, EMC, and other NAS and SAN devices

  • Designs networks that communicate with RHEL, Windows, HyperV, ESX and legacy computing infrastructures

  • Architects, develops, and forecasts sustainment and growth of operational environment.

  • Participates in customer planning sessions and project implementations.

  • Recommends appropriate actions to improve performance, monitoring and tuning systems to achieve optimum user performance and load balancing

  • Analyzes, installs, and tests enterprise-wide systems for both new and existing systems.

  • Determines appropriate course of action to provide, improve, or restore systems' functionality, and recommends / requests procurement of hardware and/or software solutions when necessary

  • Designs prototypical systems based on customer and lab requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • A high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 9 years of computer administration experience

  • A Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science (CS), Management of Information Systems (MIS), or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of computer administration experience

  • A Master's degree in CS, MIS, or related field with a minimum of 3 years of computer administration experience

  • Must have or be able to obtain a CompTIA Security+ CE certification to meet DoD 8570 requirements within 2 months of hire date.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain additional program clearances.

  • Must be able to work on-site at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years' experience working with Microsoft operating systems

  • Python/BASH/Perl scripting experience or Powershell

  • Experience with legacy UNIX OS and or legacy Windows OS

  • Experience configuring and administering NAS/SAN implementations

  • Experience with VM environment such as ESX, Hyper-V, Linus KVM

  • Experience with Linux and Active Directory integration

  • RedHat Linux and/or Windows certifications (ie., RHCSA, MCSE)

  • Knowledge and experience with RMF/JSIG and DoD STIGs

  • Expertise with networking concepts and experience with setting up and troubleshooting Extreme and Cisco networking equipment

  • Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance

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