Sr. Principal Windows Systems Administrator - Polygraph

Overview

On Site
USD 115,400.00 - 181,300.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Microsoft Windows
Government contracts
IT infrastructure
Problem solving
Configuration Management
Antivirus
Security audit
Cyber security
Information systems
Active Directory
Group policy
Microsoft Windows Server
Vulnerability scanning
Security clearance
Security+
Technical training
Systems design
Health insurance
IMPACT
Leadership
Operations
Computer networking
Management
Backup
Recovery
SAP BASIS
Policies
Regulatory Compliance
Software deployment
GPO
DNS
DHCP
Servers
Microsoft WSUS
Microsoft SCCM
DoD
Evaluation
Complex event processing
Information engineering
CISSP
Mentorship
Presentations
VMware
Migration
NetApp
Insurance
Recruiting

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 Mission Systems is seeking a well-qualified Lead Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.

The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, with time split between our Linthicum, MD and Annapolis Junction, MD campuses. Roles and responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Perform as primary Lead Windows System Administrator for a large, classified government contract(s).
  • Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including severs, desktop and networking equipment.
  • Able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral formats.
  • Ensure necessary IT projects are completed independently or assigned to others as necessary.
  • Obtain and analyze internal or external customer requirements and recommend equipment and software as need.
  • Implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability and security of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
  • Manage backup infrastructure then provide backup and recovery services
  • Manage virus protection on a routine basis as directed by policy.
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions as directed by policy.
  • Develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree with 11 years of experience OR a Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience OR a Master's degree with 7 years of experience OR a PhD with 4 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards.
Technical abilities:
  • Experience maintaining Classified Windows Domains in effective operations to included:
  • Advanced knowledge of: - Active Directory (AD) deployment, maintenance and support - Group Policy (GPO) - DNS - DHCP and scopes - Windows Server Update Servers (WSUS), SCCM or similar update service - Certificate Authority (CA) server - Supporting license managers
  • Supporting golden image creation, deployment and underlying infrastructure
  • Experience deploying vulnerability scanning tools and remediation.
Clearance and access:
  • Candidates must have a current DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance with a polygraph (at a minimum), to include a closed investigation date completed within the last 6 years, or must be enrolled in the DoD Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP), in order to be considered; the required security clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must agree to submit and successfully complete a polygraph reexamination as a condition to retain access to special program(s).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access to program as a condition of continued employment.
Non-Technical abilities and certs:
  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification) or must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
  • Experience leading a technical team of IT professionals.
  • Experience mentoring junior level IT professionals.
  • Develop and administer IT Training programs.
  • Experience giving technical presentation to technical and non-technical attendees including executive leadership.
  • Experience providing surge support to other programs as needed.
  • Active vendor-based IT certifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.
  • Experience with VMWare implementation, migration and maintenance.
  • Experience with NetApp and/or Nutanix implementation, migration and maintenance.
  • Experience with system design and architecture.
  • Experience with communicating with executive leadership.
Salary Range: $115,400 - $181,300

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.