Cyber Systems Administrator-19012867

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

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.


Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.


We are seeking highly qualified candidates for a Cybersecurity Administrator. This role will be responsible for the Security Administration of the Development & Integration (DI) and System Infrastructure (SI) lab environments. This includes the following regularly scheduled tasks:

  • Daily troubleshooting of issues related to Cyber; Interfacing with LM ISSO/DSS Rep
  • Weekly updating of Dat files and ACAS plugins; Reviewing Security Logs; Monitoring the system (e.g., User accounts, User activity, Software installations, System changes) for ArcSight, TFA and HBSS
  • Monthly scanning of systems/networks and reviewing scan data
  • Quarterly installing of new IA Release; Supporting SMR Verification; Updating software/firmware on servers and workstations
  • As-needed assisting with Auditing and accrediting of new systems; Developing software policy updates


In addition, this position will assist with the installation and configuration of Linux and Windows HW platforms from the OS up to the applications. Provide documentation and verification of all installation and configuration steps is part of daily tasks. Collaborate with developers and/or vendors as needed to help diagnose and identify the root cause of problems found while maintaining servers and workstations. Submit problem reports for errors discovered to the Program Lab CCB.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Administrator experience installing, testing and configuring vulnerability fixes to Windows and Unix/Linux platforms is required
  • Working knowledge of Information Assurance policies and procedures as they apply to lab management is required
  • Basic network knowledge to include routers, switches and firewalls is required
  • The ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex concepts, issues, and status is necessary


Occasional travel to Huntsville, AL may be necessary.






Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline with 3 or more years of experience. 1 years with Masters degree. Experience may be substituted for degree.
Active Secret clearance to start
Current IAT - Level II DoDI 8570 certification or higher required to start (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP)
RHEL administrator tasks related to Unix/Linux server platforms is required
Windows administrator tasks related to Windows workstation platforms is required
User experience with administrating Cyber SIEM, Multi-factor and Host-based technologies (e.g. ArcSight, Splunk, TFA, HBSS) is required

Preferred Qualifications:
Hands on experience with Python and Powershell scripting is desired
VMWare systems administration and configuration is desired.

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: 19012867

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position