Sr. Principal Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman

3.2

(26)

Colorado Springs, CO

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    Position summary

    the prime contractor for the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) program. The JTAGS-P3I team is developing and deploying mission ground processing systems worldwide. These systems receive process and disseminate Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) sensor data in support of the theater missile-warning mission.

    NGDS has an opening for a Sr. Principal Systems Administrator to join our JTAGS-P3I team located in Colorado Springs, CO.

    The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set between the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows environments for a large, classified government contract . You have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and you are comfortable engaging with the internal and external customers.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Perform as a Windows and Linux System Administrator for a classified government contract.
    • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
    • Support multiple networks and ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed.
    • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
    • Test 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.
    • Read, modify, and create shell scripts.
    • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.
    • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience OR Master's with 7 years of experience OR 13 years of experience in lieu of degree.
    • IAT Level II certification is required on Day 1 (Security+CE, CCNA-Security, SSCP, etc.); maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
    • Active DoD Secret security clearance on day 1 of employment; the ability to maintain the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
    • Perform as a Senior Linux Systems Administrator.
    • Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain architecture.
    • Experience in enterprise backup and restore solutions, storage area network (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Ability to travel.
    • Experience building custom "rpm" software packages for RHEL platforms.
    • Read, modify, and create shell scripts.
    • Ansible, RHEL 6/7, Satellite configuration and usage experience.
    • Experience integrating LDAP in complex environments.
    • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities and experience hardening Linux systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs.
    • Experience with security compliance and related security scanning products.
    • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (RHEL/ "iptables").
    • Experience with DevOps architecture

    Salary Range: $109,900 - $164,900

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.