Northrop Grumman Network Admin / Ruby, Perl, & Python Scripter in Woodlawn, Maryland

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 then 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 Network Admin 3 / Ruby, Peal, & Python Scripter who will support several projects a large federal agency. These positions will be located in Woodlawn, MD.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

Description of Work:

  • Design and maintain the 24x7 UNIX/Linux server infrastructures that support SSA mission critical web-based applications.

  • Maintain the UNIX/Linux Servers and secure the servers according to the Policy Compliance Management requirements.

  • Manage and work in a UNIX operating system and services.

  • Manage Cisco PRIME environment to perform configuration audit and compliant

  • Installation, configuration and tuning of RedHat 6 (REHL 6) and RedHat7 (REHL 7) virtual servers

  • Configure and maintain Ansible and Ansible Tower automation Platform.

  • Troubleshoot and Resolve UNIX Operating System-based issues from Performance to Configuration

  • Backing up and Protecting UNIX environments using platform-specific tools

  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management tools, perform server patch management.

  • Notify Government representative of issues involving performance of the operating environment.

  • Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health.

  • Write and debug Python scripts to assist in all manner system management and automation

  • Work with the team and application sponsors to resolve issues that arise in the daily administration of the UNIX/Linux environment.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems for all applications.

  • Support, implement and maintain new applications coming into the environment.

  • Present status information on issues and problems at the weekly team meetings.

  • Document software changes.

  • Document problem resolution steps.

  • Assist in troubleshooting and problem resolution on Linux systems performance, health, and configuration

  • Assure best-practices and standards are implemented and adhered to for software systems

  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management and monitoring tools

  • Notify Government representatives of issues involving performance of the operating environment

  • Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences

  • Interface with the customer on a daily basis

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of relative experience, Master's degree and 4 years of relative experience, or 10 years of relative experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum of 4 years of networking equipment such as routers and switches

  • Minimum of 2 years of RUBY, PERL, or Python scripting experience on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or UNIX platform

  • Minimum of 1 year of Cisco PRIME or Cisco WORKS of experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of commonly used automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet

  • Must be US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Experience with version control (CVS, Subversion, Git, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of and compliance with IT development process (SDLC).

  • Experience with commonly used tools such as JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket

  • Strong requirements planning and project implementation skills and be able to work with internal technical staff and outside contractors to deliver results.

  • JavaScript, CSS, XML, and HTML 5 experience a plus

  • Certification in one or more of the following:

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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.

Job Category : Information Technology