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Windows Systems Administrator/ Principal Windows Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10076603

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, 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
  • 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 is preparing to partner with the 705 Combat Training Squadron (CTS) Infrastructure, Development and Engineering (IDE) program to develop and maintain simulation software (SW) and hardware (HW) solutions, build, and maintain network infrastructure, design, and develop simulation SW applications, and evolve and conduct Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) activities for the 705 CTS and Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC).

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) is seeking a full-time Windows Systems Administrator to join our diverse team of professionals located in Kirtland AFB Albuquerque, NM.

As a Windows Systems Administrator, you will:

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified network
  • Manage and maintain secure, minimally interrupted operations of Windows servers and workstations
  • Install, harden, and patch Windows operating systems
  • Develop and document technical procedures
  • Read, modify, and create shell script and scripts in various other languages
  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required
  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management
  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations
  • Occasional travel to customer or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities
  • Lead actions with peer systems administrators, network administrators, security teams, and software and hardware engineers
  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Work after hours and weekends as needed

Unfunded Requisition pending award

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience OR Master's degree and 1 year of experience; 7 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs
  • Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain architecture
  • Experience with designing Windows domain architectures, including but not limited to Active Directory, GPOs, Policies, and permissions

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience OR Master's degree and 4 year of experience; 10 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree
  • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs
  • Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain architecture
  • Experience with designing Windows domain architectures, including but not limited to Active Directory, GPOs, Policies, and permissions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in IS related field
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments
  • Strong Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy Management, Exchange, MS SQL, and WSUS
  • Experience with Servers and storage hardware installation and maintenance
  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities; experience hardening Windows and Redhat systems per RMF and STIGs.
  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience.
  • Experience working Cisco switches and basic understanding of LAN and WAN networking with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
  • Windows 7/10 administration experience; Windows Server 2012/2016 experience; Group Policies (GPOs) experience; Active Directory management experience.
  • Solid writing skills and use of Sharepoint sites for documentation.
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Cisco).

Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.