Sr. Principal Windows Systems Administrator

$112,300 USD - $168,500 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 Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD. The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus. Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
    • Perform as Senior Windows Systems Administrator on large classified government contracts.
    • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and verbal formats.
    • Support the system design and operations of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, desktop technicians, project managers, end users, government customer, and IT management.
    • Ensure necessary compliance tasks are completed and direct others as necessary.
    • 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.
    • 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; 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 Cyber Security team.
    • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
    • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
    Basic Qualifications:
    • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience, or Master's degree and 7 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
    • Currently active DoD Secret security clearance, and the ability to maintain the required security clearance as a condition of continued employment.
    • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar security certification.
    • Experience operating under and managing systems within RMF, STIG, or JSIG information system environments.
    • Ability to articulate requirements relative e to network design, architecture, maintenance, and overall system planning of system stand up cycle.
    • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.
    • Windows Operating Systems support experience.
    • Server management experience.
    • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs. Cisco experience and/or certification.
    • Windows domain architecture experience.
    • Experience with Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems.
    • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.
    • VMWare experience with current version.
    • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
    • Rudimentary Scripting experience.
    • Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
    • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
    • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
    • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure experience such as Nutanix.

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