Principal Network and Computer System Administrator

Requisition ID: 21007179

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Chicago, Illinois
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Confidential
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees “do the can’t be done,” solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Peraton is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Principal Network and Computer System Administrator in the NetOps Branch on Team “Cloud OS.” This position is in support of a recent award / United States Military Entrance Processing Command, (MEPCOM). This position will be located in Northern Chicago, Illinois.
  • Provides ongoing network support, addresses availability issues, overcomes performance problems
  • Designs, installs, maintains and coordinates the use of network systems
  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators and software developers
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems to ensure quality transmission service on the network
  • Ensure Network Policies and Procedures are compliant
  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor network products
  • Makes recommendations to purchase network hardware and software
  • Coordinates installation and provides backup recovery
  • Monitors and manages system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency
  • Additional support may include setting up administrator and service network;
    •      Maintaining system documentation
    •      Topology drawings;
  • Supports project teams engaged in the design, implementation and modification of Networks
  • Prepares project execution plan and identifies appropriate technical and business resources as needed
  • Ensures projects are completed (schedule, budget, technical requirements)
  • Keeps current on advances in the field of Networks
  • Provides technical and analytical network guidance to projects

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years as a  Systems Administrator
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in computer and information system management
  • Current IAT Level II certification (CompTIA Security + CE or Network + CE, CCNA Security, SSCP, GSEC)
  • Knowledge and experience with Intel based Windows, UNIX and EC2
  • Knowledge and experience supporting virtualization, (Servers, Clients, Hypervisors, etc.)
  • Must have a recent National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation and the ability to pass additional background investigations
  • Ability to Obtain and Maintain a higher level clearance if required by the customer (i.e. Confidential, Secret, Top Secret).  US Citizenship required. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Possess an Active Confidential or higher security clearance
  • Minimum of 7 years experience as a Lead System Administrator
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in computer and information system management
  • Experience supporting a DoD customer’s Information Technology environment (System Administrator, Operations, Maintenance, Information Assurance, etc.)
  • Additional current CompTIA certifications in addition to the basic requirement
  • Redhat Linux experience and certification
  • Knowledge and experience with Cloud Computing and/or cloud architectures
  • Microsoft Azure/AWS Administrator Certification
  • Knowledge and experience with ITIL v4
  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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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.