Sr. Principal Windows Systems Administrator


Linthicum, MD
USD 112,300.00 - 168,500.00 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 and Virtualization Systems Analyst to join our qualified, diverse, and dynamic team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus, and that this is not a remote position. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Perform administration of Virtualization and Storage platforms across the site, among other technologies.
  • Lead and become a valuable member of the team supporting various technologies.
  • Manage and support various components of the technical infrastructure, including Hypervisors, storage, infrastructure solutions, system updates, patching, and administration of various IT systems.
  • Analyze and resolve hardware and software problems for end users, with primary emphasis on server-related issues.
  • Provide support to end users and other staff in resolution of more complex issues related to software tools, applications, databases, and system access.
  • 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.
  • Administer backup and recovery services, manage file systems and disk space, and manage virus protection on a routine basis.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networks as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and verbal format.
  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience, or Master's degree with 7 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance as a condition of continued employment.
  • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
  • Experience managing Virtualization and Storage solutions.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.
  • Active DoD Top Secret or DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Knowledge of VMware products including vCenter and vSphere/ESXi, among others.
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within DCSA, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
  • VMWare experience/certification; vCenter, ESXi environments v6.5+.
  • VDI deployment and tuning experience.
  • Windows domain architecture experience, to include AD, LDAP, RADIUS, and certificate authorities.
  • Knowledge of SAN storage systems (NetApp OnTap, E-Series, other vendor solutions).

Salary Range: $112,300 - $168,500

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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