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Northrop Grumman Principal Network System Administrator - Linux and Windows (21-041) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Network System Administrator - Linux and Windows based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

This position is the primary point of contact for the management of network infrastructure and development systems that includes Active directory integration, Bitbucket, File servers, Application servers, Web servers, and DNS. In addition, this position is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Linux environment to include, but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring security updates and patches are current

  • Adding, maintaining and deleting user accounts

  • Completing and documenting all required security audits

  • Managing and maintaining interfaces between MS Windows, Linux systems and Unix systems

  • Creating and maintaining server configuration documentation for the lab

  • Creating and maintaining Linux, Unix sys admin processes and procedures

  • Ensuring all Linux, Unix data is backed up and restoring data as necessary

  • Ensuring disaster recovery processes and procedures are accurate and current

  • Monitoring server capacity such as: disk, CPU, memory

  • Assist with managing all network resources within the Linux, Unix lab environments, to include software licenses

  • Responsible for managing and maintaining network data storage

  • Other duties as assigned by the Network Functional Area Manager.


Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 6 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 10 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Linux system administration (Solaris SPARC desirable), Backup and Recovery, Technical writing, Secure Implementations, Linux scripting, Ansible playbook development and management.

  • Linux certification

  • Multi Factor Authentication implementation experience

  • Experience with SELinux and Red Hat repository administration

  • Six years of increasing responsibility in multi-system, multi-platform, Network Systems Administration.

  • Experience managing lab network infrastructure to include daily operations, security management, corporate compliance, and services administration. S

  • tandard knowledge of Information Protection server compliance requirements for Unix/Linux servers and workstations and Windows OSs.

  • Proven project management, process improvement, and documentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STIG compliance via Ansible, selinux, OpenShift, OpenStack, Multi Factor Authentication, NetApp OnTap, VMware vSphere 6, Red Hat Certified Expert (RHCE), QAS/VAS, Windows, HP C7000 configuration/update/manage.

  • If individual has any prior knowledge of the C2BMC networks or organization.

  • If candidate has knowledge, skill sets or experience using protocol analyzers/sniffers (e.g., Wireshark). Experience in DoD authentication & encryption methods/capabilities (Taclanes, TACACS+, RADIUS, Active Directory, GEM-X).

  • Experience in Network Management Systems (HP Network Node Manager or Solarwinds or NAS/SAN technologies (NetApp, or Gigastore).

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Salary Min: $83,600

Salary Max: $125,400

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Information Technology