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Principal Computer Systems Analyst

Requisition ID: R10068726

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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 Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Principal Computer Systems Analyst to join our qualified, diverse, and dynamic team of technical professionals.  This position is located in the Cincinnati, OH area. 

Role and Responsibilities include:

  • The analyst will perform as Windows System Administrator on multiple classified government contracts.

  • Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including desktops and potentially servers. 

  • Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed under supervision as necessary.

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

  • Assist with developing and maintaining technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Assist maintaining security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team

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

  • Assist with IT documentation support, maintain and track software during waiting period, and assist local Management with quoting of IT hardware and software, to include renewals and End of Life tracking.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s degree with 7 years of experience, OR a Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience, OR a Master's degree with 3 years of experience OR a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must have IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater, or the ability to obtain certification with 6 months of start date.

  • Must have experience operating under and managing systems within DoD Collateral, JSIG, or SAP restricted environments.

  • Must have experience maintaining Classified Windows Domains in effective operations to include fundamental knowledge of Windows Server Operating Systems, Windows desktop support and/or use of Active Directory (AD) users and computers.

  • Must have previous help desk support, and/or experience supporting golden image deployment.

  • Must have rudimentary knowledge of vulnerability scanning or compliance tools used within secure environments. (ACAS, Nessus, STIG, SCAP, etc)

  • Must have experience working in team of IT professionals under direct supervision.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company, as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment

  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance.

  • Microsoft Technical Certification in current desktop or Server Operating system.



Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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.