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 Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Redondo Beach, CA. Roles and responsibilities include: Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or 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. 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 input to Computer Security. Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts. Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions. 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 Must have Windows Server and/or VMware experience Candidates must have a current 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 DOD Secret level security clearance (at a minimum) in order to be considered Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, a Security+ CE, and 7 years of experience administrating, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows and VMware servers 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 Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment Server management Current Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar certifications Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs Cisco experience and/or certifications desirable Windows domain architecture experience 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 (PowerShell) would be helpful 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) Current Active Top Secret clearance, or SAP/SAR access level, is highly desirable 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. 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.