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Systems Administrator 2/3

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 than 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 is looking for a Systems Administrator to support an IT infrastructure network consolidation program in Fairfax, Virginia. The System Administrator 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 Administrator maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

The Systems Administrator position will be located in Fairfax, VA. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Job Duties:

  • 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 project

  • Deploy AV server and client products

  • Integrate updated management/monitoring tools

  • Collaborate in authoring system documentation and procedures

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 2 or Level 3 (Principal)


Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experiences OR a Master's degree with a minimum of 1 years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement
  • Experience with the following:

    • loading, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows operating systems, including Windows Server and Windows 7

    • virtualization and/or cloud technologies such as VMWare vSphere, Oracle PCA, Hyper-V, or Amazon Web Services

  • Prior experience with Linux/Unix systems administration

  • A valid CompTIA Security+ CE certification (IAT II or higher) OR the ability to obtain a CompTIA Security+ CE certification (IAT II or higher) within the first 6 months of employment

  • A current active TS/SCI with CI Poly


Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experiences OR a Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement
  • Experience with the following:

    • loading, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows operating systems, including Windows Server and Windows 7

    • virtualization and/or cloud technologies such as VMWare vSphere, Oracle PCA, Hyper-V, or Amazon Web Services

  • Prior experience with Linux/Unix systems administration

  • A valid CompTIA Security+ CE certification (IAT II or higher) OR the ability to obtain a CompTIA Security+ CE certification (IAT II or higher) within the first 6 months of employment

  • A current active TS/SCI with CI Poly


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with implementing infrastructures within Amazon Web Services
  • 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
  • Strong background in Windows administration including Active Directory, Group Policy, and WSUS


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. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + CI Poly
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia
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