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Principal Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10082708

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Orlando, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Sector has an opening for a Principal Cyber Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position supports our Cyber Systems Administrative goals to meet the current and future needs of the programs and technologies within the sector portfolio.  This role will help foster the establishment and maintenance of a world class Engineering organization working in Orlando, FL.

The selected candidate will join the team in a strong matrix organization, collaborating with peers across the organization.  The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance.  He/she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.



Responsibilities and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.
  • 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.
  • Participate in CONUS and OCONUS system and software deployment and sustainment activities (travel required).
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience OR Master's degree with 4 years of experience OR 10 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Candidate must possess active DOD Secret security clearance.
  • Candidate must hold an active DoD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAT Level II Technical Level Certification/s (e.g. Security+)
  • System administrator experience using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v6 and v7)
  • System administrator experience with MS Windows (e.g., server 2012, 2019, Win10, etc.)
  • Familiarity with network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and cryptographic equipment
  • Familiarity with server architecture and data processing hardware
  • Familiarity with network switching, network attached storage, firewall appliances, intrusion detection devices
  • Familiarity with information assurance guidelines and practices
  • Security+ certification or equivalent



Preferred Qualifications:

  • System administration experience with LDAP
  • Scripting experience/software integration knowledge
  • Training or advanced knowledge specific to Cisco, NetApp, HP servers, and Dell servers
  • Experience with antivirus patching, vulnerability scanning, and STIG implementation
  • Experience with tactical radio sets and RF systems
  • Experience with direct downlink antenna systems
  • Mechanically inclined with working knowledge of standard mechanical tools
  • Experience with formatting hard drives, imaging hard drives, managing backups
  • Perform backups, perform periodic backups, and implement recovery plans

Salary Range: $82,000 USD - $123,000 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.