Principal Windows/Linux Systems Administrator
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: February 17, 2021
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Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified
Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical
professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.
Roles and responsibilities will include:
--- Perform as a Windows\VMware System Administrator for a
classified government contract.
--- Perform as a Linux\Redhat System Administrator for a classified
--- Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems,
including coordination with network, software, and system
engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and
customer and IT management.
--- Analyze internal and external customer requirements and
determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to
problems by means of automated systems.
--- Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve
the performance and reliability of the system including installing,
upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and
--- Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and
disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.
--- Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file
permissions and security access lists.
--- Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and
minimize user impact.
--- Develop and document technical processes and procedures as
--- Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system
--- Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors;
evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
--- Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all
--- Maintain security audit and logging information on all
classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the
Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
--- Prepare security documentation for input to Computer
--- Report project status as required for all recurring and
--- Work under minimal direction and independently determine and
develop approach to solutions.
--- Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's
degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 years of
experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a
--- Current Security + CE, or ability to obtain within 6 months of
--- Active TS\SCI with CI Poly.
--- Ability to maintain an active clearance.
--- Ability to be cleared to special access programs.
--- Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
--- Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
--- US citizenship is required.
--- Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain
--- Ability to support multiple networks, ensure necessary
administration tasks are completed, and direct others as
--- Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.
--- Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM
Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information
--- Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer
hardware in a networked environment.
--- Server management experience.
--- Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security
--- Windows domain architecture experience.
--- Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing,
and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
--- Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage
--- Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for
--- VMWare experience with current version.
--- Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar
--- Rudimentary Scripting experience.
--- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the
organization, with internal and external customers, in written and
--- Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in
an enterprise environment.
--- Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
--- DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux,
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S.
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