Principal Windows Systems Administrator


Linthicum, MD
USD 90,600.00 - 142,400.00 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 CIO is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD or Redondo Beach, CA. The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD or Redondo Beach, CA campus. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Perform as primary Windows Systems Administrator for a large classified government contract.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization with internal and external customers, in written and verbal format.
  • Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including servers, desktop, and networking equipment.
  • Support multiple networks and ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed independently as necessary.
  • Analyze internal and external customer requirements and recommend 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 as directed by policy.
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions as directed by policy.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user and impact.
  • Develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Maintain 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.
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; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Experience maintaining Classified Windows Domains in effective operations to include working knowledge of Active Directory (AD) maintenance and support, Group Policy (GPO), Windows Server Update Servers (WSUS), SCCM or similar update service, and experience working with vulnerability scanning tools.
  • Currently active DoD Top Secret security clearance; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company and also by program and/or customer requirements; maintaining a SAP clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the following:
  • DNS management.
  • Experience with Dell VX Rail.
  • DHCP and scopes.
  • Certificate Authority (CA) server.
  • Supporting golden image deployment and underlying infrastructure.
  • VMWare.
  • Nutanix.

Salary Range: $90,600 - $142,400

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. 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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