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Principal Windows Systems Administrator-19035019

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

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Server Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Palmdale, CA area.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large classified government contract 
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or 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. 
  • Able to 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, 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.
  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.



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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 


  • Master's degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelors degree with 5 years IT experience; OR an Associate's degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of IT experience is required 
  • Current DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
  • Must have experience with the administration of Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed
  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (at a minimum) with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation, completed within the last 6 years in order to be considered 
  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • The ideal candidate will have a Master's in IT, a Security+ CE, an MCSE, and 7 years of experience with the design, troubleshooting, and administration of Windows 2012R2 in a JSIG or SCI environment 
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments 
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment
  • Server management
  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification
  • Understand basic networking, including subnets, routing and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification
  • Windows domain architecture experience 
  • Windows Active Directory, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems
  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions
  • VMWare experience with current version
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk)
    Rudimentary Scripting
  • Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment 
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process 
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)
  • Active Top Secret or current SAP/SAR access preferred



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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

 

Job ID: 19035019

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