Systems Administrator/ Principal Systems Administrator-19019227

Location: Colorado Springs
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.


The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!


The JTAGS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What Youll get to Do:

JTAGS-P3I is a system developed to meet theater Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) warning requirements.  The contract executes multiple phase of the engineering lifecycle including development, production, and sustainment. This System Administrator will join the engineering team in supporting new designs for upgrades, integration, troubleshooting, testing, exercises, training, patching, documentation, deployments, and forward deployed site support. Maintains and installs hardware/software for ground processing systems with network and system administration skills.  Apply advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved by referencing manufacturers manuals or similar documents.

Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems with a focus on network administration. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors 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, and applying and analyzing the up-to-date security posture.

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.

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



This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator level.

Youll Bring These Qualifications:

  • For a Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience or 7 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • For a Principal Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience or 10 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Network administration experience
  • Familiarity with network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and cryptographic equipment
  • System administration experience using Linux and LDAP
  • Familiarity with server architecture and data processing hardware
  • Familiarity with information assurance guidelines and practices
  • Information Assurance Technical Level II (IAT Level II) certification (e.g. Security+)
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

These Qualifications are Nice to Have: 
  • System administration experience using Windows and Active Directory
  • Knowledge of military weapon systems
  • Scripting experience
  • Training or advanced knowledge specific to Cisco, NetApp, HP servers, and Dell servers
  • Experience with antivirus and/or IDS signature updates, vulnerability scanning, and STIG implementation
  • Experience with Host Based Security System (HBSS) and/or Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools
  • Experience designing and/or integrating computer system hardware

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: 19019227

  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.
Secret Required