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Principal Linux Administrator (Top Secret)

Requisition ID: R10095326

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Principal Linux Administrator to join the Electronics and Payloads Special Test Equipment Engineering (STEE) team. In this role, you will become part of Northrop Grumman's Space programs that provides specialized IT support to Restricted, DOD, and unclassified systems and environments. This position is based in Redondo Beach, CA.

The roles and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide administrative Integration and Test (I&T) floor support for Windows workstations (i.e., user management, workstation moves and setup, deployments and network connectivity)

  • Administration of Linux (RHEL/CENTOS) 6/7/8 servers and workstations

  • Administration of Windows workstations (Win7, Win10)

  • Installing, configuring, troubleshooting Windows and Linux operating systems and network connectivity

  • Installing, configuring, and supporting Windows applications (i.e., Xilinx, Windriver, LabView, MS-Office, MS-SQL drivers, or other COTS applications as needed)

  • On call, 24/7 pager support during critical phases of testing, contingency operations and off-site as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with a bachelor's degree; or 3 years of experience with a master's degree; or 0 years of experience with a PhD

  • Must have and maintain at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

    • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

    • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years.

    • Poly within the last 6 years

  • Minimum of 2 years working experience administering Linux (RHEL/CENTOS) 6/7/8 servers and workstations

  • Minimum of 2 years working experience administering Windows workstations (Win7, Win10)

  • Meets DOD IAT requirements for security certs or be in the process of obtaining one. (i.e., CISSP, Security+ certification)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Secret level clearance.

  • Performing Backups and Restores using COTS and Open-Source tools to implement a disaster recovery plan (Windows and Linux)

  • Building, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting IT systems hardware (i.e., Workstations, Servers, Storage appliances, network switches, rack & stack)

  • Consult with vendors in the identification of new hardware/software technologies to meet program requirements.

  • Working experience with scripting languages and automation, such as bash, ansible, and/or PowerShell

  • Experienced with SAN/NAS hardware (i.e Netapp, Linux and Windows file servers, storage appliances)

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical

  • Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





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Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.