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Principal Systems Administrator/Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10072433

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Bellevue, NE, 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: No
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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. 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 in Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or 7 years of relevant experience without a degree
  • Experience with VMWare Virtualization Technology
  • Experience with Linux and Windows servers and workstations
  • Ability to author technical documentation, such as use cases, software architectures, system design documents, user manuals, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • System administration experience with Linux and Microsoft operating systems
  • Ability to perform PC and Server hardware and peripheral maintenance and network equipment configuration
  • Current Security + or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within a reasonable timeframe from start date.  (reference: for list of qualified certifications)
  • Possesses active Security Clearance or has ability to get/maintain a clearance
  • Patient, positive, can-do attitude and desire to learn from and educate others
  • Flexible, team player, who takes initiative to identify and complete tasks
  • Ability to work closely with a team as well as independently and unsupervised
  • Attention to detail and mindset for planning, documentation, ensuring quality
  • Experience with the following technologies and concepts:
    • Windows 10,11 and Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019
    • Centos/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7,8
    • Bash and PowerShell scripting and automation
    • Red Hat Ansible, Ansible Tower
    • Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, Auditing
    • Windows and Linux enterprise application deployment
    • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
    • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows Deployment Services
    • VMWare vSphere and Horizon virtualization
    • TCP/IP protocols and LAN/WAN, DNS configuration
    • Cisco IOS and NX-OS
    • VEEAM, RSync backup
    • Trellix/McAfee Endpoint Security
    • Nagios logging
    • STIG/SCAP compliance, ACAS
    • Datacenter infrastructure management (server, array, rack, cabling, UPS)
    • Network storage devices, disk-to-disk backup, tape libraries

Program Specifics:

  • Looking for individuals who have experience with virtualized environments.
  • Currently using Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 (moving to 2019) and Red Hat/Centos7 (moving to version 8).
  • Manage complete infrastructure to include switches, cables, servers, desktops, peripheral devices, services such as DNS and AD.
  • Current infrastructure is mostly blade servers with storage arrays.
  • Scripting automation and hardware support for Windows and Linux desktops, VMs, servers, networking, storage, and backups.
  • Ensure the reliability and security of classified data.
  • Our Agile team is currently responsible for maintaining 3 programs both classified and unclassified.
  • Having someone who is flexible and a team player is very important.  We typically work M-F unless we are unable to schedule downtime without impacting the programs (rarely happens).  There is no pager requirement for this environment.

Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.