Principal Windows/Linux Systems Administrator (2nd Shift)

$95,000 USD - $142,400 USD

Full Time

    Job Description

    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 is seeking a well-qualified Windows / Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Palmdale, California. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
    • Perform as Windows Systems Administrator for a medium to large sized classified government contract.
    • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral format.
    • 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; ensure necessary administration tasks are completed.
    • Work closely with System Engineering and other team members to develop recommended system improvements, upgrades, and solutions.
    • Recommend and implement system enhancements to improve performance and reliability of systems, including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
    • Administer backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; 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 team members, suppliers, customers, and vendors.
    • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
    • Maintain security audit and logging information on all networked and standalone computers in a classified environment 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.
    • Provide end of day and end of week task status to management.
    • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Work after hours and weekends as needed.
    Note: This is a second shift position with the hours from 2:00PM to 11:00PM.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 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 Secret security clearance.
    • The ability to be granted special program access within one year of hire date.
    • IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date
    • Windows Server Administration & Management experience.
    • Microsoft MECM, SCCM, WSUS, and/or SMS experience.
    • Experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux OS
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.
    • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
    • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar security certification.
    • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI security clearance.
    • Microsoft SA, SE, or Architect level certifications.
    • Microsoft Active Directory administration experience.
    • Microsoft MECM, SCCM, SMS.
    • Microsoft Exchange architecture & administration experience.
    • Microsoft SharePoint architecture & administration experience.
    • Microsoft Powershell scripting experience.
    • Experience with PXE boot process and network imaging process.
    • Experience managing systems under NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG system environments.
    • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.
    • Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
    • Experience installing, configuring, maintaining and using various virtual hosting environments including VMWare, Nutanix, KVM, and HyperV.
    • Experience with cloud hosting environments including AWS and Azure.
    • Experience with the Linux Operating System.
    • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).

    Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 USD

    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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

    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.