Principal Windows Systems Administrator - Polygraph - 2nd Shift


Linthicum, MD
USD 90,600.00 - 136,000.00 per year
Full Time


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Job Details

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's Chief Information Office is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.

This is a 2nd shift schedule position, requiring the selected candidate to work from 2:00 p.m. EST to 11:00 p.m. EST., on-site with time split between our Linthicum, MD and Annapolis Junction, MD campuses. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Perform as a Windows Systems 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.
  • Analyze internal and external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
  • 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.
  • Provide backup and recovery services, manage file systems and disk space, and manage virus protection on a routine basis.
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors and evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.
  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+CE) or greater.
  • Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture.
  • Experience supporting multiple networks, ensure necessary administration tasks are completed, and direct others as necessary.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • DoD 8570/8140 certification in primary OS (Windows or RHEL).
  • Windows Server (2012, 2016, 2019) management experience.
  • Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
  • Microsoft Exchange (on premise) installation, configuration, and management experience.
  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.
  • Hands on VMWare experience with current versions.
  • Knowledge of and experience using environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Windows/Splunk).
  • Rudimentary Scripting experience.
  • Experience with creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience performing manual & automated systems hardening.
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.

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

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.
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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