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Sr. Principal Windows Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10068829

  • 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 Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Melbourne, FL area.  Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform duties as a Sr. Systems Administrator for a classified government contract

  • Develops computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with the company's system architecture standards

  • Supports multi-platform infrastructure containing VMware, NetApp, VNX, Isilon and VSAN

  • Installing, hardening and patching of devices and associated operating systems

  • Developing and documenting technical procedures

  • Able to partition disks, create volumes,  and mount file systems to physical and virtual environments

  • Define and create appropriate monitoring templates and configurations and administer capacity management tools

  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux and Windows domain based environments

  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required

  • Install and configure COTS software, and perform configuration and maintenance

  • 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

  • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers  

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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 experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs

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

  • Experience maintaining a large air gapped VMWare/Windows/Linux WAN

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Preferred candidate will be able to train and mentor junior staff.

  • Experience supporting air gapped environments.  (no internet connection). Candidate must have strong understanding support wide range of VMware products in air gapped environments.

  • Experience deploying and managing VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T, and vRealize environments. Candidate must have strong understanding of virtualized compute, GPU, storage, and networking.

  • Experience deploying and managing VMware Horizon, NVIDIA Enterprise GPU Solutions, VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (DEM) and VMware App Volumes. Candidate must have strong understanding of the Cloud Pod Architecture.

  • Experience deploying and managing VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of disaster recovery process/procedures in a large enterprise environment.

  • Experience deploying and managing VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail solutions. Candidate must have strong understanding of deployment, troubleshooting, and upgrading experience with VMware Cloud Foundation , VxRail, and vRealize suite.

  • Experience deploying and managing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

  • Experience with deploying and managing System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)/ Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM).

  • Experience administrating and understanding of Dell/EMC storage solutions. (Unity, XtremIO, RPA, etc)

  • Preferred candidate will have VMware Certified Professional in either Data center virtualization (VCP-DCV) or End-User Computing (VCP-DTM)    



Salary Range: $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

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 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.