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Space Systems Windows/Linux Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10058858

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Fairfax, Virginia, 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: Yes, 50% 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.

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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) seeks to fill a Space Systems Linux Administrator supporting Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit (BU). This position can be located either in Fairfax, VA or Aurora, CO.

Candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills that achieve sustainable, top performance. They will have a consistent record as an effective communicator and problem-solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. In addition, they will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and will have the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. This candidate will demonstrate a broad skillset that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. There will be opportunity to operate in a team environment, as well as to collaborate across division business areas, as required, in order to accomplish team goals.

Overview:

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 and creating S3 buckets within a specified cloud environment.

Analyzes, enhances, installs, tests, and modifies enterprise-wide operating systems for both new and existing systems. Develops requirements, workflow, and systems analysis. Corrects program errors, prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities. Establishes standards for development and maintenance of new and existing products.

Basic Qualifications:

  • For Principal Systems Software Analyst (Level 3)- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with 5 years of related experience in systems administration; 3 years with a Master’s degree; 0 years with a PhD; 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • For Sr. Principal Systems Software Analyst (Level 4)- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with 9 years of related experience in systems administration; 7 years with a Master’s degree; 4 years with a PhD; 13 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Active TS/SCI or TS with SCI eligibility, and active poly

  • Experienced Linux System Administration for Red Hat/CentO

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with virtualization technologies, including VMware within a virtualized environment.

  • Good communication skills

  • Experience working AWS or similar Cloud environment

  • Experience working with all or some of the following: Skype, SQL, SCCM, backups using Veritas Backup Exec, patching using WSUS, scripting using PowerShell, and more.

  • Background experience creating technical documentation how-to's and SOP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with satellite ground station hardware system administration

  • Experience with NetApp storage solutions

  • Experience with installing and configuring Docker containers

  • Experience and understanding of AGILE/SCRUM methodology

  • Knowledge of JIRA, S2P and Confluence

  • Security vulnerability mitigation


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $188,600 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.