Principal Systems Administrator-19009969

Location: Patuxent River
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike.  For us, its about more than just performing.  It means realizing the values that define us:  responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide.  These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Systems Administrator to support the BAMS-D Ground Segment team at NAS Patuxent River, MD.  The selected candidate will maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interact with users and evaluates vendor products. Make recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinate installation and provides backup recovery. Develop and monitor 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.
Additional Northrop Grumman Information
Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

What Youll get to Do:
The selected candidate will provide operational lab support and ensure system hardware/software installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, information assurance, and repair activities are conducted in accordance with established policies and procedures.  The selected candidate will be required to work a rotating schedule that will include weekends and holidays.
Duties will include: 

Ensuring that system is made operational and available, at times specified by the customer

Collecting and reporting system maintenance data metrics to support Reliability and Maintainability efforts

Ensuring the system is configured in accordance with the Programs Configuration and Data Management Plans

Maintaining documentation and SOPs

Providing inventory control for system spares

Providing software maintenance, and installing software upgrades and patches

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) and 6+ years experience in a technical position supporting server environments.
  • Advanced Windows administrator skills to include active directory administration
  • Experience in VMware environment
  • CompTIA Security+ CE certification
  • Current Active (DoD) Secret security clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Information Assurance experience
  • Linux Red Hat version 5/6
  • Cisco networking
  • Network+/Window OS certification
  • Active DoD Top Secret
What We Can Offer You:
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.   Your benefits will include the following:
Health Plan
Savings Plan
Paid Time Off
Education Assistance
Training and Development
9/80 Schedule 

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.

Job ID: 19009969