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Windows Systems Administrator 3/4

Requisition ID: R10067526

  • 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 Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Northridge, CA area.  Roles and responsibilities will include:  

  • Perform as primary Windows Systems Administrator for a large classified government contracts.

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

  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.

  • Support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.

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

  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.

  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.

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

  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.

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

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

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).

  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.

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

  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

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).

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

  • Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture

  • 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 13 years of work experience in lieu of a completed degree

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

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

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

  • Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.

  • Currently active Top Secret/SCI security clearance or able to obtain 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.

  • 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.

  • Windows domain architecture experience

  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions

  • VMWare experience with current version 7+

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process 

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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.