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Cyber Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10058585

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Vandenberg AFB, 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 Space Systems is searching for a Cyber Systems Administrator to join the Systems Engineering Integration & Test Development Team within Launch Vehicles business unit to support the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Program located at Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA.

Job Description:

The candidate will be filling a role that requires a broad array of knowledge and skills heavily focused on Systems Administration.  The candidate will closely collaborate with cyber systems engineers, electrical engineers, and software engineers supporting GMD Cyber Security program. We're looking for a highly motivated individual with an impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative fast-moving dynamic team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with Cyber Systems Engineers.
  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery.
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Periodically conducts a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  • Perform Systems Administrator duties to maintain the security vulnerability management program as prescribed by the ISSM.
  • Audit systems and user accounts monthly
  • Perform monthly ACAS and SCAP (SCC) scans
  • Maintain hardware and software of lab systems:
    • Operating Systems:
      • Windows 10 & 11 SHB
      • RHEL 7.5 & 8
    • Collect logs and data to help evaluate and optimize performance
    • System and software upgrades
    • System and application patching
    • Break/fix
    • Investigations into system level requirements/issues
    • New system builds/deployments
    • Anticipate needs of the network and computer systems before setting it up and install new software per change management process
  • Account related duties:
    • Creation (mandated by ISSO approval)
    • Configure group policies and permissions
    • Disable/deletion based on non-use, terminations or program change
    • Password resets as required
  • Troubleshoot GMD system issues:
    • Hardware
    • Software/applications
  • Follow change management process to maintain and generate (as required) documentation of changes to system (e.g., patching, upgrading, etc) and network changes, and provide to ISSO for inclusion in Configuration Baseline.
  • Support test events for all aspects of systems and software

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 3 years (or a Master's degree in a related field plus 1 years) of experience in Systems Administration; or 7 years of Systems Administration experience without a degree 
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Ability to obtain U.S. Department of Defense Secret security clearance
  • Must possess DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher (e.g., Security+ CE)
  • Experience configuring, administering and maintaining computer systems operating using Windows 7, Windows 10, and Linux (RHEL 7.5 and 8)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing scripts (e.g. Batch, Bash, PowerShell, Python) to automate routine tasks
  • Experience supporting ISSM/ISSO tasks in defense industry or other U.S. government facility.
  • Experience with configuring, maintaining, and monitoring security devices specifically firewalls, auditing software, and MFA.
  • Experience with analysis, disposition, and evaluation of both hardware and software.
  • Experience in the management and maintenance of systems required to satisfy the Certification and Accreditation requirements under the NIST RMF and CSF.

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 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.