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Principal Windows Systems Administrator (SIPRnet)

Where will you find innovation and technology? Right here at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Perform as primary Windows Systems Administrator for a large classified government contract.
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral format.
Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
Support multiple networks.
Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.
Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.
Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.


Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 3 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or 9 years of experience in lieu of degree.
US citizenship.
Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret level security clearance, and the ability to maintain that clearance.
Current IAM DoD level 1 Security certification (CAP, GSLC or Security+ CE).
Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
Windows Operating Systems support.
PC hardware repair experience.
Windows server management experience.
Current Microsoft Certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior SIPRnet administration experience.
Environment patching with WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
Offline domain administration experience.
Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
Windows domain architecture experience.
CAC Card.
Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
Working knowledge of SCAP Compliance Checker.
Rudimentary scripting experience.
Experience with creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.

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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