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Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10062702

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: United Kingdom-Home Based, London, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • 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.


The Systems Administrator is responsible for providing systems administration across on-premise, hosted and cloud environments, ensuring maximum availability, performance and security of systems. This position is part of the dedicated IT Solutions team in the UK and provides support across EMEA as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and resolve system issues as required
  • Participate as directed by the Infrastructure Manager in on call rosters and other arrangements necessary for the delivery of 24/7 services
  • Meet/Exceed SLAs
  • Ensure BAU activities are accounted for and kept up to date, including tickets, vulnerabilities, and patching
  • Generate reports/statistics as needed
  • Follow, maintain and disseminate approved procedures, including adherence to ISO20000 & ISO27001 standards
  • Take an active interest in the development of the Service Desk function and its contribution to the service as a whole
  • Participate in and work on project assignments when required

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • VMware Carbon Black Cloud Professional
  • CompTIA Security +
  • VMware Certified Professional – vSphere
  • Citrix Certified Administrator – XenApp/XenDesktop
  • Antivirus/Endpoint Management and Troubleshooting – AV/Threat Detection
  • Excellent IT troubleshooting experience in dealing with a wide range of different processes and systems
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • 3rd line support with system architecting experience
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019 including Active Directory/Group Policy administration/ DNS - including replication and multiple site deployments
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Exchange deployment and administration - Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • SharePoint administration and maintenance - SharePoint 2013
  • Basic SQL Server administration/database concepts - MS SQL 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014,  2016
  • Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop and Citrix NetScalar
  • IBM - TSM
  • PowerShell and VB scripting
  • ISCSI and Fibre Channel Storage Technologies – EMC SAN/Dell NetApp
  • Remote support/diagnosis of servers/desktop/users

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • ITIL Certified
  • Microsoft Qualifications
  • Understanding of Cloud Platforms (Saas, Iaas) from a service perspective
  • Active Directory Federated Trusts
  • Clustering
  • Experience/knowledge of ISO20000 & ISO27001

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Able to work without supervision to organise, prioritise, delegate, and complete tasks on an ongoing basis
  • Networking knowledge – TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, MPLS
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Sense of urgency
  • Commitment to working as a member of a team which responds flexibly to changing pressures and demands
  • Excellent  communication and interpersonal skills, able to meet the needs of a wide range of external and internal service clients and to develop effective working relationships within the company
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Adept at working effectively whilst under pressure

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: UK travel for meetings, conferences, training, data centre activities and incident resolution, as required
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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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.