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Systems Administrator

Requisition ID: R10092903

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Newport, RI, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 is seeking a Linux System Administrator to perform system administration, network administration and cyber security supporting submarine training systems development for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI.  You will work with latest generation Intel based servers. Linux cluster configurations and virtualization architectures using both VMWare vSphere and Redhat KVM.  You will support developers supporting software development toolsets including source control management, software development environments, and overall Linux System Administration.  You will contribute to the design, development implementation and deployment of simulation/stimulation-based training systems infrastructure.

Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for this position are to install, and integrate software development infrastructure that is used to produce software and systems to for both the Naval Submarine and Surface Ship fleets.


  • Design computer systems and networks to support development infrastructure and high-fidelity submarine trainers
  • Install and maintain operating systems
  • Design and implement efficient backup solutions for system infrastructure
  • Monitor and test application performance to identify issues with installation, performance, and identify possible solutions while working with developers to implement fixes
  • Develop and support build process
  • Troubleshoot computer systems and networking to diagnose and suggest/implement potential solutions
  • Support hardware and software installation of IT computing equipment and cabling of system infrastructure

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree i and 6 years’ experience or Master's degree 3 years' experience or High School Diploma / Equivalent with 10 years' experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Experience with Cisco switch/router configuration development and deployment
  • Experience installing Linux
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of software development and deployment
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.
  • Able to work on site at Middletown RI.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance
  • Current IAT Level I Certifications
    • Network+
    • Security+
    • Linux+
  • Linux and Cisco Certifications
  • Scripting skills (e.g., bash shell scripts)
  • Networking knowledge (OSI Network Layers, TCP/IP, DHCP)
  • Computer/Electronics Hardware knowledge
  • Intel server configurations
  • KVM architectures
  • Experience with System Build Automation Tools (Linux kickstart, Puppet, Windows Deployment Server (WDS))
  • Configuration management experience with both centralized and distributed version control systems (e.g., SVN and Git) and the best practices for using them, as well as familiarity with different software CM development workflows, branching and merging strategies
  • Experience with virtualization technologies, preferably Red Hat KVM (e.g., Red Hat KVM, VMware, libvirt/virsh)

Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 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

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.

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.