LINUX Systems Administrator/Principal LINUX Systems Administrator (Active Top Secret Clearance REQUIRED)

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Northrop Grumman
Full Time

Job Description

Requisition ID: R10044446
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Essential Functions:
  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator on large classified government contracts.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral formats.
  • 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.
  • Able to support multiple networks.
  • Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
  • Analyze internal or 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.
  • Provide 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, 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
This position may be filled at either a Systems Administrator or a Principal Systems Administrator level.

Basic Qualifications for Systems Administrator:
  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of IT experience; Master's degree with 1 year of IT experience; or experience in lieu of a degree
  • Must have server administration experience with Linux (RedHat Enterprise Linux is preferred)
  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
  • Candidate must have a current Top Secret security clearance and the ability to qualify for an SCI to be considered
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI-Poly)
Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Administrator:
  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of IT experience; Master's degree with 4 years of IT experience; or experience in lieu of a degree
  • Must have server administration experience with Linux (RedHat Enterprise Linux is preferred)
  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
  • Candidate must have a current Top Secret security clearance and the ability to qualify for an SCI to be considered
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI-Poly)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a STEM related discipline, a Security+ CE, and 5+ years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server administration in an SCI classified environment
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments
  • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp) administration (ONTAP 8.x or higher ; CDOT)
  • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts to include all commonly-used RAID-levels
  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities; Experience hardening Linux systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs
  • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience
  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience
  • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat "iptables")
  • Windows (7, 10) administration experience; Windows Server experience; Group Policies(GPOs) experience; Active Directory management experience
  • Solid writing skills and use of Wiki pages and Sharepoint sites for documentation
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)
  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification
  • Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • Current Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI-Poly) completed within the last 5 years
Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $107,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $88,000 USD - $132,000 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Company Information

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit our site.

Dice Id : 10122071
Position Id : R10044446
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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