Principal Linux Systems Administrator (E2)

CISSP, Cisco, Configuration Management, DNS, Firewall, Hardware, HTTP, Linux, Management, Research, Scripts, Security, Shell Script, Solaris, System Administrator, Systems Administrator, Testing, VMware, Windows
C2H Independent, Contract Independent, Contract W2, Contract Corp-To-Corp, C2H W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Expand your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies... Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Melbourne,FL area.

Roles and responsibilities include:
  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for a classified government contract
  • Managing and maintaining secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations
  • Supporting bare-metal and virtual machines
  • Installing, hardening and patching Linux operating systems
  • Installation and racking of server hardware and hardware based components
  • Developing and documenting technical procedures
  • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and mount file systems in Linux environments
  • Read, modify and create shell script and scripts in various other languages
  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments
  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required
  • Install and configure COTS software, and perform configuration and maintenance in Linux environments
  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management
  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations
  • Occasional travel to customer sites or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities
  • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers

This position is contingent on contract award. Candidates must be willing to received a contingentoffer of employment.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of IT experience is required

  • Experience managing Redhat (RHEL), Linux, Solaris, or UNIXserver environments is needed

  • Candidates must have a current DOD 8570IAT 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

  • Candidates must have a current DOD TopSecret level security clearance with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation, completed within the last 6 years in order to be considered

  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, a Security+ certification,and 7 years of RHEL administration experience in a 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

  • Redhat System Administration certification(s)

  • 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

  • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience

  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities ; Experience hardening Redhat 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)

  • Experience building custom rpm software packages for Redhat platforms
    Windows (7, 10) administration experience

  • Windows Server 2008/2012 experience, GroupPolicies(GPOs) experience, and Active Directory management experience

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification

  • Current TS/SCI would be ideal

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.
Dice Id : 10122071
Position Id : 19001585
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