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Principal Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10009508

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. We have an opening for a Configuration Management System Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the NOALS organization. This position will be located at P/Schriever-Garrison, Colorado Springs (FKA: Schriever Air Force Base).

What You’ll get to Do:

  • Must have the experience and maturity to work with small teams and interface with customers and senior managers. This position is primarily focused on the Operations & Sustainment of several interconnected networks; however, knowledge of the System Engineering processes, Agile development, and DevOps is essential for mission success
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policies. Provide recommendations on project tailoring, and participate in and document project activities
  • Position is normally Mon – Fri; may require on-call, evening, and weekend support during system anomalies or mission requirements

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 401k Educational Assistance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources Employee Discounts Flexible Schedules

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more

Link: https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/Pages/default.aspx

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's + 6 years of experience; Master's + 4 years of experience; 10 year's of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • TS/SCI Clearance with Counter Intelligence (CI) Polygraph (Desired)
  • Ability to take / pass counterintelligence (CI) polygraph
  • Security + or other DoD 8570 approved certification
  • Experience leading team of Information Technology (IT) personnel with varying levels of competence in Windows and Linux operating systems. Providing mentorship in networking and mission system operational concepts.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Visio, Project, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Office Products
  • Position is normally Mon – Fri; may require on-call, evening, and weekend support during system anomalies or mission requirements
  • Experience with diagnosing, mitigating, troubleshooting issues, and contribute to an on-site team providing 24x7 support
  • Experience in Server System Administration and troubleshooting analysis in some or all of the following platforms: Linux, Windows servers/clients, and Oracle/SQL Databases
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of Juniper network design and testing methodologies using Juniper routers, switches, and firewalls
  • General understanding of trouble ticket practices and tracking processes
  • Solid troubleshooting, log analysis, and problem solving techniques
  • Experience with VMware products, ESXi, vCenter, virtual machines, and clustering
  • Experience in clearing and disposing of classified hardware in accordance with security policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders ranging from technical staffers up to senior program managers
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with other highly motivated system engineers, and system/network administrators
  • Candidate must be a self-starting problem solver, with the capability to work with limited supervision for troubleshooting to resolution
  • Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, performing software patch installation, other fault remediation, antivirus updates, and Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) activities
  • Familiarity with the configuration and operation of the following: DISA Automated Security Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) - Tenable Security Center/Nessus, Endpoint Security Solutions/Host Based Security System (ESS/HBSS), McAfee Endpoint tools, Splunk, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker
  • Experience developing and implementing designs for operating systems/networks using industry platform hardening practices such as DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation, and performing system scanning, analysis, remediation, mitigation, and reporting cybersecurity vulnerabilities discovered through use of ACAS or other compliance tools

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Linux/Unix System Administrator
  • Experience scripting on Linux, UNIX, or Windows servers and Workstations
  • Experience deploying Mission Unique Software (MUS) in computing virtualized environments
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining Active Directory and Group Policy for Windows 10 and Server 16
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining system backups
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining NFS/CIFS file systems
  • Experience hardening server and client systems using DoD STIGS
  • Experience or understanding in serial communication
  • Experience with COMSEC maintenance
  • Experience using and/or maintaining Atlassian applications: Jira, BitBucket, Confluence, Bamboo
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining a Continuous Integration environment
  • Experience with Juniper network design and testing methodologies using Juniper routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Experience in protocol analyzers and sniffers capabilities, DoD authentication & encryption methods/capabilities (e.g., Taclane, TACACS+, RADIUS), and Network Management Systems or NAS/SAN technologies (e.g., NetApp).
  • Confluence and Jira Administration

    ACAS/ Nessus Repository

    WSUS/YUM Repository

    VMWare Horizon, vSphere, or vCenter

    Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP

    Continuous Integration with Jenkins, SonarQube, or Bamboo

    PostgreSQL SQL/Oracle Database


The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. The Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground Systems Division is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in the space domain. We provide integrated classified support in the form of space domain awareness, satellite mission operations, satellite command and control and development and deployment of restricted payload solutions. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonus in addition to base pay.

Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow for employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of of benefits including healthcare 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.

https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

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.

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Salary Range: 83600 - 125400

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 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.


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