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Linux Systems Administrator 3/4

Requisition ID: R10056850

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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 Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Northridge area.  Roles and responsibilities will include:  

  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for a classified government contract.

  • Manage and maintain secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations.

  • Support bare-metal and virtual machines.

  • Install, harden, and patch Linux operating systems.

  • Develop and document technical procedures.

  • Partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems, and mount file systems in Linux environments.

  • Read, modify, and create shell script and scripts in various other languages.

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

  • 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 sites or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities.

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

This position may filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

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 OR high school diploma or equivalent and 9 years of work experience in lieu of a completed degree

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to be cleared to Special Access Programs (SAP).

  • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date

  • Experience managing Redhat Linux server environment.

  • Linux OS support experience.

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked or standalone environment.

Basic Qualifications for a 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 OR high school diploma or equivalent and 13 years of work experience in lieu of a completed degree

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to be cleared to Special Access Programs (SAP).

  • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date

  • Experience managing Redhat Linux server environment.

  • Linux OS support experience.

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked or standalone environment.

  • Experience designing and architecting Redhat Linux server environments including but not limited to Satellite Server.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in IS related field.

  • Currently active Top Secret/SCI security clearance or capable of obtaining one.

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

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

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

  • Redhat System Administration certification(s).

  • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp) administration (ONTAP 8.x or higher ; CDOT).

  • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts to include all commonly-used RAID-levels.

  • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience.

  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities ; Experience hardening Redhat systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs.

  • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience.

  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience.

  • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat “iptables”).

  • Experience building custom “rpm” software packages for Redhat platforms.

  • Windows (7, 10) administration experience;  Windows Server 2008/2012 experience.

  • Group Policies(GPOs) experience;  Active Directory management experience.

  • Solid writing skills and use of Wiki pages and Sharepoint sites for documentation.

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Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.