Principal Systems Administrator III / Senior Principal Systems Administrator IV

Requisition ID: 21005294

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: McClellan, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization 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! We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal Systems Administrator III or Senior Principal Systems Administrator IV based out of McClellan, CA in the Sacramento area. As a Systems Administrator at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation. What You’ll get to Do: You will support the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Division's Airborne and Terrestrial SIGINT Operating Unit. You will be part of a team of system administrators supporting development and maintenance of field systems used around the world by the warfighter. This position requires the ability to support up to 70 users, maintain system configurations following configuration management process (to include writing problem reports and working those problems through the CM development process to closure), prioritize user and management requests, and implement network and cross-platform solutions to problem reports and new installations. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a collaborative environment with both system users and other system administrators, communicates well, and excels at multi-tasking various related efforts.   Responsibilities include the following:
  • Install hardware/software, configure systems
  • Create automated scripts for installation/configuration and network administration in program development labs and at customer sites
  • Patch systems, scan systems for vulnerabilities (Security Center/Nessus, SCAP), harden systems (DISA STIGS), audit log files, update virus definitions and participate in successful IS accreditations/inspections
  • Plan for and maintain development networks, storage, COTS upgrades, virus definitions and collaboration tools, create and maintain user accounts
  • Design and maintain network infrastructure.
  • Configure network devices such as Cisco routers and switches, firewall and wireless access points
  • Develop network and computer security and testing strategies
  • Document all aspects of various system installation and configuration efforts step-by-step
  • Troubleshoot and recover system
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This position may be filled as a Principal Systems Administrator III or Principal Systems Administrator IV. Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Administrator III:
  • Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of relevant work experience, or a Master's degree with 4+ years of relevant work experience. Note: An additional 4+ years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree
  • Must have an Active Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Experience with configuration or administration of  cross platform networks consisting of both Windows Server 2008/2012 and Linux/Unix
  • Must be able to obtain Security+, a Compute Environment certification, in compliance with DOD Directive 8570.01 requirements within first 6 months of employment
  Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Systems Administrator IV:
  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of relevant work experience, or a Master's degree with 8+ years of relevant work experience. Note: An additional 4+ years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree
  • Must have an Active Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Experience with configuration or administration of  cross platform networks consisting of both Windows Server 2008/2012 and Linux/Unix
  • Must be able to obtain Security+, a Compute Environment certification, in compliance with DOD Directive 8570.01 requirements within first 6 months of employment
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with VMware 6.x or higher, NetApp CDOT 9.x or higher
  • Experience with Linux or Windows scripting languages
  • Experience with virtualized environments and VMWare products
  • Familiarity with Information Assurance (IA) processes for various USG classified networks
  • Experience with Active Directory forests, including root and child domains, Microsoft Exchange
  • Completed CISSP certification
  • Active CI Poly Clearance
  What We Can Offer You: Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan Savings Plan Paid Time Off Education Assistance Training and Development Flexible Work Arrangements     https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx   Additional Northrop Grumman Information: Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world. Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve. Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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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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