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Northrop Grumman Space - Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Administrator - Top Secret in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking a well-qualified Red Hat / Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Albuquerque, NM. Roles and responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

  • Oversee daily maintenance, including performance monitoring, deployment of operating system patches and software upgrades, and configuration control of the network technical baseline to be deployed and maintained at a customer location.

  • Povide assistance to fellow team members and end users in investigation, diagnoses, and problem resolution in support of real-time spacecraft operations.

  • Work across disciplines to isolate issues between software, firmware, and hardware, between software and operating systems, between networks and applications, and between one-time events and recurrent systematic problems

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to include, but not limited to, creation of process documentation and How to Guides.

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain network services.

  • Provide feedback to the development and sustainment teams leading to improvements in product stability and functionality.

  • Perform overall administration of Windows client workstations and the associated LINUX servers.


This is a dual requisition at can be filled at the Principal and/or Sr. Principal level. Qualifications for each level listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Systems Administrator - Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience OR Master's degree with 4 years of experience OR Associate's degree and 7 years of experience; 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

  • Sr. Principal Systems Administrator - Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience OR Master's degree with 1 years of experience OR Associate's degree and 10 years of experience; 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

  • Must have U.S. citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance and the ability to obtain SCI level access.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to Special Access Programs as a condition of continued employment.

  • Industry certifications such as DOD 8570 Level 2 Technical Certification (GSEC, Security+ CE, CySA+, CASP) or higher (CISA, CISSP, GSE, SCNA) or ability to obtain within six months of start date.

  • Experience in LINUX (RHEL 7) Server Administration, OpenStack Administration, and VMWare administration.

  • Experience with Unix Power Scripting (BASH)

  • Unix networking experience within the linux environment

  • Experience with Power VI User.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification

  • Extensive experience with DNS, Active Directory, GPO's, and LDAP configuration.

  • Experience with Backup systems and methods.

  • Experience supporting real-time operations, particularly spacecraft operations.

  • Experience managing ground cryptographic equipment preferred.

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Job Category : Information Technology