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Principal Computer Systems Architect (Linux)

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill the position of Principal Computer Systems Architect in the Engineering and Sciences (E&S) function with an individual with experience as a Computer Systems Architect, System Administrator, and/or Computing Systems Integration to support the WISLA IBCS Program. This position will provide day to day operating system and infrastructure integration and regression testing. This position includes disciplines involving operating systems and infrastructure administration, technical writing, and operating system and infrastructure testing.

Responsibilities include day to day testing, troubleshooting, scripting, and integration of tactical operating systems and infrastructure.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience; 3 years with Masters; 0 years with PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • System Administration experience with one or more of following: VMWare ESXi, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows, or Microsoft Server.
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex computer and network systems
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to obtain & maintain Secret Security Clearance.
  • Strong problem solving skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in troubleshooting, patching, and loading of IBCS Systems
  • Experience securing Red Hat systems to DISA Security Guidelines
  • Vast experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments in datacenter and tactical systems
  • Linux administration including package control, selinux role base administration, and LDAP
  • Strong BASH and other scripting language knowledge highly desired
  • Firm knowledge of a programming language (C++, JAVA, Python, etc..)
  • Experience with technical activity for design, integration, test, and delivery of technical products
  • Ability to obtain Security+ certification preferred

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.

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