AWS SysOps Administrator

Requisition ID: 20014992

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Virtual Posting
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes – May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Expand your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies.

Join us on the edge…. the Cutting Edge!

Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Services organization is seeking an experienced AWS SysOps Administrator to work as part of a highly technical team of professionals who are responsible for all Cloud architecture design, development and deployment of cost effective and sustainable infrastructures to meet Northrop Grumman business requirements. Strong organizational skills, business acumen, technical expertise and attention to detail are key in this role as a member of the AWS Operations Group (ESCG).
This role is responsible for providing support for both configuration management and operational sustainment of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s cloud computing environment, and assisting business units to deploy IT and business applications that improve service delivery. 
The role can be performed virtually.
The successful candidate will:
• Manage and monitor the flow of data, to and from the service provider.
• Translate the architectural requirements of the system.
• Select the appropriate services which are based on the data or the security requirements.
• Manage and then operate highly available and fault-tolerant cloud systems.
• Estimate the usage costs and also in identifying the operational cost control mechanisms of the system to improve efficiency.
• Provide support to other teams if any optimization or the troubleshooting on the performance of the application to avoid errors.
AWS SysOps Administrator is responsible to perform a number of activities on a daily basis and will be involved in the day to day activities in cloud management. AWS admin day to day activities includes the following:
• Ensuring the level of fault tolerance on the basis of business needs
• Monitoring and managing billing and cost optimization processes; Tagging
• Monitoring performance and availability of the applications on the AWS platform
• Optimization of the environment for ensuring maximum performance
• Identification of potential issues on the given application deployment
• Provisioning cloud resources and managing implementation automation
• Creating backups for different AWS services and applications
• Identifying the performance of bottlenecks and implementing the remedies
• Managing disaster recovery processes and procedures for backups
• Implementation and management of security policies
• Ensuring access controls and data integrity while using the AWS platform
• Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems in AWS.
• Administer and migrate workloads from our on-premise data center to the AWS cloud environment.
• Implement AWS solutions using EC2, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, EBS, IAM, SNS, SQS, SWF, Route 53, Application Load Balancer, Code Deploy, Jenkins, Elastic File System, Direct Connect, Cloud Watch, VPC, Security Groups, CloudFront, Cloud Trail, Auto Scaling Groups, etc.
• Build environments using automation and configuration management tools (e.g. Cloud Formation/Terraform and Ansible/Puppet)

Basic Qualifications: 
  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s in Science degree or related discipline; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.• Previous experience designing and/or implementing AWS cloud solutions
 • AWS SysOps Administrator Certification • Ability to be available for on-call duties as necessary

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Experience automating infrastructure with CloudFormation and/or Terraform Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V)
• Experience with configuration management tooling such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible Tower
• Experience with monitoring system such as; SolarWinds, Datadog, AWS CloudWatch
• Strong working knowledge of cloud infrastructure and managed services (specifically AWS technologies)
• Strong working knowledge of NIST, ISO, HIPAA, HITRUST, ITIL etc. security and IT frameworks.
• Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
• Experience with a scripting language such as; Bash, PowerShell, Python, and Shell.
• Experience with AWS security, identity and compliance (AWS IAM, GuardDuty, Security Hub, Directory Service)
• Certification: SAFe Agilist

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.