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Windows / VMware Systems Administrator 3/4

Requisition ID: R10062381

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Windows / VMware administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Melbourne area.  Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as primary VMware administrator for a classified government contract, supporting multiple VxRail/vSphere and Horizon view infrastructures.

  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user virtual environments, including coordination with network, software and system engineers, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.

  • Completes administration tasks as required to include patching, updates, security hardening and remediation and management of VxRail/vSphere/ESXi platform and associated tool sets.

  • Assist in the implementation of virtual infrastructures and associated software packages and tool sets to maintain smooth functionality of the environment and improve service levels.

  • Install and configure monitoring solution and logging as required

  • Manage virtual network switch infrastructure and file system/storage allocation and space

  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including monitoring, proactive problem identification, and configuration management.

  • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automation. 

  • Provide backup and recovery services;

  • Create and maintain administrative accounts and security access lists as required.

  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.

  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.

  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.

  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.

  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops proactive approach to solutions.

  • Participates in inspection activities and security events as required.

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Associate’s degree and 7 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Active Secret DoD Security Clearance

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs as condition of continued employment

  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 3 months of start date

  • Experience building and administering VMware vSphere v7x or higher in a large environment

  • Experience with VMware Horizon View and VDI infrastructures

  • Experience managing Windows Server 2012 and higher or Linux Red Hat v6 and higher OS versions in a Windows domain environment

  • Experience with virtual switch architecture and storage allocation in virtual environments

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Associate’s degree and 11 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 7 years of experience; 13 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Active Secret DoD Security Clearance

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs as condition of continued employment

  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 3 months of start date

  • Experience building and administering VMware vSphere v7x or higher in a large environment

  • Experience with VMware Horizon View and VDI infrastructures

  • Experience managing Windows Server 2012 and higher or Linux Red Hat v6 and higher OS versions in a Windows domain environment

  • Experience with virtual switch architecture and storage allocation in virtual environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in IT related discipline

  • Currently Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance 

  • VMware certification in vSphere v6.0 or higher

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

  • Experience or strong familiarity with VxRail Platform

  • VMware Identity Manager (now Workspace One Access) familiarity

  • Experience with Windows domain architectures include but not limited to Active Directory, GPOs, Policies, and permissions.

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification

  • Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience or certification

  • Familiarity with VMWare NSX basic architecture

  • Strong familiarity with SAN storage systems including NetApp and/or EMC products

  • Scripting using PowerShell or PowerCLI command line tools

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Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.