Systems Administrator, Principal-19019861

Location: Colorado Springs
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.


Northrop Grumman's Technology Services Sector organization is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment & Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program for a Principal/Sr. Principal Systems/Database Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO. We are looking for a candidate that is highly self-motivated and directed, with high attention to detail; has creative problem-solving abilities; works with minimal oversight specializing in the management and operations of GOLDesp and ARAS. Please review the responsibilities and qualifications and apply today if this is a fit for you!



Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform as primary Database 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
  • Install and configure database servers, server racks, and workstations as needed.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.                       
  • Ability to work non-regular hours to support emergency depot level actions

 This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below


Basic Qualifications:

  • This requisition may be filled at either a Principal level or Sr. Principal level
  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Security Clearance or higher
  • Minimum 6 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree, 4 years with a Master's degree, or 10 years of related experience in lieu of degree (Sr. Principal level requires 10 years of experience with bachelor's degree, 8 years with a Master's, or 14 years of applied experience in lieu of degree)  
  • Current Security+ CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and installing databases (MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLite)
  • Demonstrated experience networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs
  • Demonstrated experience with Windows domain architecture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with GOLDesp and ARAS databases
  • Self-motivated, high attention to detail, and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills required to work closely with teammates, stakeholders and both internal and external customers
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.

  • Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.

  • Windows Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.

  • VMWare experience with current version.

  • Scripting experience

  • Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux).

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: 19019861

  Reasons to apply:

  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.
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