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Staff Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10072611

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement?  Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what’s possible?

Realize the rewards of conquering new challenges as a System Administrator on Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO. The qualified applicant will become part of the transforming Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) team.

This position is for a system administrator who will provide technical solutions to difficult System Administration and hardware problems, to include assisting development of operational ground stations, on-site installations, system training support, and engineering records updates. The right applicant will be a team player among a diverse group of employees and this opportunity will be a great learning and growing position in supporting technical SA tasks, program sustainment, system training, and cyber security support. Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation’s safety.

Job Description:

  • Work on a diverse team consisting of systems administrators, systems engineers, hardware engineers, cyber engineers, and software engineers
  • Install, troubleshoot, update/patch, and maintain multiple Linux environments, lab assets, and IT infrastructure to include: Cluster Data On Tap (CDOT)-NetApps, VMware vCenter, vSphere, and ESXi.
  • Configure and maintains cryptographic devices such as KG175X.
  • Update Teneble.io (Security Center), manage Nessus scanner, perform network scans of systems and remediation scans
  • Perform manual STIG’s on all systems.
  • Sustain operational uptime on Red Hat Linux systems and provide daily support for hardware and software issues, data recovery, system upgrades, software upgrades, and configuration issues
  • Build large, integrated hardware systems from bare metal including racking, cabling, powering, initializing systems
  • Support the integration and test of hardware and software subsystems
  • 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
  • Mentor and train junior systems administrators
  • Creates and maintains system documentation
  • Install system wide software and allocate mass storage space
  • Perform backups and recovery as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 15 years of related experience in systems administration; 13 years with a Master’s degree; 11 years with a PhD; 17 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experienced Linux System Administration for Red Hat (with Red Hat Certified System Administrator or no less than 3 years’ experience)
  • Experience with RSA multifactor authentication, Splunk, IPA, and Ansible
  • Able to lead a small team of SA’s though planning and monitoring daily workload.
  • Possess vision for developing and executing long term objectives through programmatic milestones.
  • Willing to mentor and guide others through technical problem solving, education and teambuilding.
  • Good communication skills
  • Active TS clearance required to start
  • Must have Security+ with Continuing Education or equivalent certification under DoD 8570.01-M

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with virtualization technologies, including VMware within a virtualized environment
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Counter Intelligence polygraph
  • Experience with satellite ground station hardware system administration
  • Experience with NetApp storage solutions
  • Experience with networking; cisco equipment and SNMP
  • Active TS/SCI with CI Poly clearance

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.

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $193,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.