System Administrator 2/3

Requisition ID: R10008891

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder - CO, United States of America
  • 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, 10% of the Time

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.

Realize the rewards of conquering new challenges as a System Administrator at Boulder, 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:

  • Works in an agile based 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.
  • 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
  • Builds large, integrated hardware systems from bare metal including racking, cabling, powering, initializing systems
  • Supports the integration and test of hardware and software subsystems
  • Recommends and implements system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system; including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management
  • Mentors and trains junior systems administrators
  • Creates and maintains system documentation
  • Installs system wide software and allocates mass storage space
  • Performs backups and recovery as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Systems AdministratorBachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 3 years of related experience in systems administration; 2 years with a Master’s degree; 0 years with a PhD; 8 years of related experience in lieu of a degree
  • Principal Systems AdministratorBachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 6 years of related experience in systems administration; 4 years with a Master’s degree; 0 years with a PhD; 10 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experienced Linux System Administration for Red Hat Certified System Administrator or no less than 3 years’ experience
  • Experience with RSA multifactor authentication, Splunk, IPA, and Ansible
  • Good communication skills
  • Active Secret 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

Salary Range: 74200 - 11400
Salary Range 2: 92000 - 138000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.