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Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer – Red Hat

Requisition ID: R10079881

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer – Red Hat to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position located in Huntsville, AL.

Roles and responsibilities include:  

  • Perform as a Red Hat Systems Engineer that manages, developing, and maintaining secure operations of Red Hat servers and workstations with minimal impact to engineering stakeholders 
  • Installing, hardening, and patching Linux operating systems
  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments
  • Effectively perform basic job functions with minimal management oversight
  • Clearly communicate and coordinate with stakeholders (end users, security, and management)
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Install, configure, and maintain COTS software in Red Hat environments
  • Conform to security mandated approval and configuration management processes (Change Control Boards, Security Impact Analysis)
  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at either a Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer level

Systems Engineer: 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor of Science in a STEM discipline; Masters’ degree with 0 years experience

Principal Systems Engineer: 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor of Science in STEM discipline; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Active Secret Clearance from Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Established experience administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) versions 5/6/7/8 servers and workstations
  • Experience in scripting and interpreting shell scripts and ability to create scripts in bash

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a current Security+ certification
  • Implementation of Security controls for Linux Servers and workstations
  • Extensive experience in the deployment of I&T lab environments
  • Proven ability to Task and Resource manage to meet program milestones
  • Experience with Ansible

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.