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Sr Principal Systems Software Analyst

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Sr Principal Systems Software Analyst to support an IT infrastructure network consolidation program in Fairfax, VA. The Systems Software Analyst will be a member of the Engineering, Sciences & Technology (ES&T) Eastern Region homeroom. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to design, develop, produce and sustain product lines across while providing a decisive advantage to our customer's missions.

A Systems Software Analyst analyzes, enhances, installs, tests and modifies enterprise-wide operating systems for both new and existing systems. Develops requirements, workflow and systems analysis. Corrects program errors, prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities. Establishes standards for development and maintenance of new and existing products.

The Sr Principal Systems Software Analyst position will be located in Fairfax, VA.

Position Description:

* Deploy/test monthly patch updates to Window machines.

* Deploy, manage, maintain, and support Microsoft Window servers and workstations.

* Create and configure VMs with VMWare vSphere.

* Create user accounts and administer user privileges within active directory.

* Deploy/test monthly patch updates (rpms) to RHEL servers.

* Assist with implementation of automated processes or functions to improve daily operations as directed.

* Assist with implementation of technical security technology and IT projects.

* Manage/Deploy AV server and client products.

* Integrate updated management/monitoring tools.

* Collaborate in authoring system documentation and procedures.

Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

* Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 9 years' experience required. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

* Active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph is required.

* Experience loading, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows operating systems, including Windows Server and Windows 7.

* Experience with virtualization and/or cloud technologies such as VMWare vSphere, Oracle PCA, Hyper-V, or Amazon Web Services.

* Strong background in Windows administration including Active Directory, Group Policy, and WSUS.

Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

* Experience with implementing infrastructures within Amazon Web Services.

* Experience with Linux/Unix system administration.

* CompTIA Security+ Certification or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT II or III certification.

* Scripting experience with bash, Python, or PowerShell.

* Experience with automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.

* Strong working knowledge of IP address/Networking theory including common command line tools and commonly used ports to troubleshot and test network/connectivity issues.

* Familiarity with Firewall types/theory and configuration of OS installed FWs.

* Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems to include rpm management, user account management, dns, centrify, and AV tools.

* Familiarity with DB products/theory including Oracle, mySql, and MS SQL.

* Familiarity with SNMP operation, configuration.

* Strong working knowledge of DNS, zone management and IPAM.

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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