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Systems Software Analyst

Requisition ID: R10053621

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Systems Software Analyst (SSA) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Systems Software Analyst will plan, design, and oversee the execution of models and simulations, U.S. Army Mission Command Systems (AMCS), and collaborative tools and services support to Army Warfighter Exercises (WFX).

Responsibilities:

  • Installs, configures, integrates, and administer the Army’s Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) models and simulations, including the Warfighters’ Simulation (WARSIM) and its sub-components, the Army tactical servers and workstations

  • Performs systems integration tests between the simulation and tactical systems

  • Prepares, builds, and maintains domains, systems, and services specifically targeted to support the customer’s management functions during training exercises

  • Analyzes hardware and software system capabilities against customer requirements, and develops approaches using on-hand resources to fulfill those requirements

  • Performs operational analyses of each Army exercise concept to create, maintain, and optimize a simulation-AMCS-services architecture best suited to the training objectives of participating Army units and the customer’s specific requirements

  • Tests and distributes client computer images required for operating models and simulations, AMCS, and collaborative services during MCTP exercises

  • Implements the full WARSIM and JLCCTC simulation life cycle, including hardware and software installation, software patching, software configuration, administration, fault detection, and fault isolation, and process optimization

  • During the WFX, maps data routes according to the simulation plan and delivers products through multiple JLCCTC, security boundary, and communications systems to stimulate the training audience’s tactical systems and staff

  • Monitors and adjusts system linkages and performance during exercises; and coordinates the analysis, adjudication, and correction of hardware and software problems

  • Identifies shortfalls in the software and installation components of Government-provided software and develops potential remedies and furnish the customer with analysis results and recommendations

  • Develops command line operating system scripts and build software routines to improve and simplify repetitive technical functions and procedures

  • Performs vulnerability and security scans on system hardware and software, as required, and reports results to system software developers and information assurance/information security managers

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 6 years of helpdesk, systems engineering, or systems administration experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of helpdesk, systems engineering, or systems administration experience

    • Master’s degree

  • Valid CompTIA Security+ CE certification

  • Must have or be able to obtain an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance (at least an interim Secret will be required to start)

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

  • System engineering or administration experience with Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 r2, Windows Server 2016, and Active Directory

  • Graduate degree

  • Ability to diagnose Windows Server 2012r2, Windows 10, and Active Directory errors to isolate and correct software configuration or compatibility issues

  • CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, CEH certification

  • Knowledge of and firsthand experience with Army organizations and or Army constructive models and simulations

  • Experience with Army Mission Command Systems such as Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), Battle Command Common Services (BCCS). Tactical Server Infrastructure V1/V2 (TSI)

  • Experience with SharePoint site administration

  • MS Office suite (Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, OneNote) operational proficiency


Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 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.