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Systems Software Analyst

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 then 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 in need of a Systems Software Analyst to assist with combat mission rehearsal exercise simulation. Additionally, Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.
Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) technical services Systems Software Analyst (SSA) plan, design, and oversee the execution of models and simulations, US Army Mission Command Systems (AMCS), and collaborative tools and services support to Army Warfighter Exercises (WFX). They install, configure, integrate, and administer the Army's Joint Land Component Training Capability (JLCCTC) models and simulations, including the Warfighters' Simulation (WARSIM) and its sub-components, and Army tactical servers and workstations; and perform systems integration tests between the simulation and tactical systems. The SSA's prepare, build, and maintain domains, systems, and services specifically targeted to support the customer's management functions during training exercises. They analyze hardware and software system capabilities against customer requirements, and develop approaches using on-hand resources to fulfill those requirements. The engineers also research existing and emerging technical products, programs, and systems to advise and guide the customer toward attaining technological solutions to problems. In concert with their operational functions during an exercise, the technical services SSA's troubleshoot and or modify the Army's hardware and software to meet requirements. They apply technical, functional, and operational expertise to assist the customer with the prioritization of software change requests and purchase requests. The SSA's also develop procedures to ensure the use of all Government-provided technology is in conformance with information security and assurance directives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Perform an operational analysis of each Army exercise concept to create, maintain, and optimize a simulation-AMCS-services architecture best suited to the training objectives of participating Army units and the customer's specific requirements
* Develop and coordinate milestones and timelines for each phase of exercise preparation, execution, and recovery
* Determine technical staffing and equipment required for project completion
* Design, build, test, and distribute client computer images required for operating models and simulations, AMCS, and collaborative services during MCTP exercises
* Implement the full WARSIM and JLCCTC simulation life cycle, including hardware and software installation; software patching; software configuration, administration, fault detection, and fault isolation; and process optimization
* During the WFX, map data routes according to the simulation plan and deliver products through multiple JLCCTC, security boundary, and communications systems to stimulate the training audience's tactical systems and staff
* Monitor and adjust system linkages and performance during exercises; and coordinate the analysis, adjudication, and correction of hardware and software problems
* Identify shortfalls in the software and installation components of Government-provided software, and develop potential remedies; perform cost and risk assessments; and furnish the customer with analysis results and recommendations
* Develop command line operating system scripts and build software routines to improve and simplify repetitive technical functions and procedures
* Manage software change requests (SCR) and incident reports, prioritize the SCRs, and deliver them to the customer in an effort to enhance capabilities and further reduce loss of service risks during exercises
* Perform vulnerability and security scans on system hardware and software, as required, and report results to system software developers and information assurance/information security managers

Basic Qualifications:
- Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university additional experience may be used in lieu of a degree
- Minimum two years general system administration experience
- MS Office suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access) operational proficiency
- System administration experience with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 r2, Active Directory, Windows SQL Server 2008 r2, Linux command line, and Symantec Ghost Server
- Ability to diagnose Windows Server 2008 r2, Windows 7, and Active Directory errors to isolate and correct software configuration or compatibility issues
* Security: Must have a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance.
- Must be able to earn CompTia A+ or other DoD approved baseline certification within six months of hire
- Continuing education in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)/Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) computing environments is an ongoing, after hire requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Current CompTIA A+, Security+, or Network+ certification
- Knowledge of and firsthand experience with Army organizations and or Army constructive models and simulations

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