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Systems Administrator 2/3 TS/SCI

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Ground Controller (GC) near the Dulles Technology Corridor to support an off-site System and Operation & Maintenance program operating across multiple geographic locations 24/7. The GC is responsible for monitoring satellite network usage and capacity. Identifies and recommends solutions for smooth continuing operation of network as capacity needs change. Makes corrections to network configurations to ensure efficient operation. Monitors and documents traffic analysis. Monitors all hardware components to ensure terrestrial and satellite network communication facilities are operating at optimum levels

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated fundamental analytical skills, experience applying engineering discipline best practices, experience assessing complex systems and associated data, system development life-cycles, and electronic system operations.

The candidates must obtain and maintain certifications for the specific positions they will be operating. Training for the certifications will be provided via Computer Based Training (CBT), formal classroom, lecture and practical application to on the job training (OJT).

The candidates will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following tasks:
Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, risk and opportunity assessments, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, risk assessments, system data trending & performance analysis, requirements allocation and interface definition studies.

Devise modeling and measuring techniques; utilize mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques (linear programming, game theory, probability theory, symbolic language, etc.), and other principles and laws of scientific disciplines.

Support the identification, development and improvement of system operation and maintenance processes/products

Supporting system problem/anomaly resolution; investigate and diagnose unexpected system signatures

Identify and implement new or improved tools and processes to increase team efficiency

Candidates should be prepared to work rotating shifts in support of 24/7 operations. A shift differential premium may be applied towards shift work.

Basic Qualifications:
Basic qualifications for a level 2 Bachelor's Degree with 2 years of experience or a Master's Degree with 0 years of experience Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Basic qualifications for a Level 3 are a Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of experience, Master's Degree with 3 years of experience, Ph.D. with 0 years of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Knowledge of system life cycle and system engineering best practices; and applying engineering disciplines to real world activities/systems.
Experience with high-level coding languages and scripting/interpreted languages, such as C/C++, Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, Python, Perl, Shell Script, bash, and awk.
Familiarity with Windows, UNIX, and/or Linux operating systems.
Ability to work at a within a multi-contractor (badgeless) team environment.
U.S. Citizenship required.
A current/active TS/SCI clearance is required. Candidate must be willing to successfully complete a polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university
Familiarity with software development environments and ISR systems
Proficiency with MS Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Visio).
Familiarity with Nagios, ClearQuest, Oracle, MySQL, MATLAB and SharePoint, or related applications.
Basic understanding of Trigonometry
Experience determining whether or not the system performance meets mission requirements.
COMSEC experience with managing, maintaining and re-keying of hardware.
Strong interpersonal skills; a positive, helpful, and professional demeanor.
Strong verbal/written communication skills, along with the ability to work well within a team environment
An active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance

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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