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Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organization is seeking a Sr. Principal Computer Systems Architect to perform key assignments for Mission Systems off-net Engineering and Manufacturing network. This position will be located in Linthicum, MD. and supports large heterogeneous unclassified computer networks that includes Linux, Windows and VMware Virtualization with emphasis on supporting software development teams.
This technical role requires an understanding of concepts including system administration, systems architecture, cyber security, and information assurance and requires the ability to support a diverse user community in a dynamic environment.
Responsibilities include system design and evaluation, hardware/software installation, upgrades, troubleshooting, repair, monitoring, tuning, automation scripting and general user support. Provide subject matter expertise for DevOps tools including but not limited to Atlassian tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible/Fisheye), Jenkins, and Git. Duties will also include maintaining system documentation, developing infrastructure support procedures, and providing security support.
9 years of relevant IT experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems field; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD
Proficiency with Atlassian tools setup, configuration and monitoring
Proven experience with Agile Scrum Methodology
Demonstrated ability with Code Scanning tools/services (SonarQube, Fortify, Coverity)
At least 5 years of recent and related Linux and Windows Server system administration experience.
Provides technical leadership to internal and external personnel on highly complex system installation processes.
Proficiency with virtualization technologies: VMware, vSphere, vCenter Server, ESXi, Horizon View
Proficiency with Linux & Windows OS administration.
Experience with VMware Virtualization products: Microsoft Hyper-V, Vmware vRealize
Experience with vulnerability scanning tools like Tenable's Security Center.
Experience maintaining Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP).
Experience with database administration (MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL, MongoDB)
Understanding of Networking technologies including:
o Port security
o VLANs, VLAN trunking, Link Aggregation (LACP), spanning tree
o Layer 3 Routing, CIDR subnetting
o Software Defined Networking & Micro-segmentation
o Understanding of VXLAN and logical networking concepts
Familiarity with Cisco and Juniper hardware and operating systems would be a plus.
Superior written and oral communication skills
Ability to work flex and overtime hours with some weekend hours expected.
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