Northrop Grumman Cloud Administrator 3 in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Cloud Administrator 3

Requisition ID: 18003532

Location(s): United States-Maryland-Annapolis Junction

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: No

How do cyber terrorists get past the industry’s best? They don’t. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening in the Cyber Analytics Division is the place for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Cloud Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be a Cloud Admin that is interested in managing services that are operational in a PaaS environment. The candidate will need to understand Red Hat Enterprise Linux support for software installations, troubleshooting and system maintenance activities.

The candidate will be working on a task where the goal is to develop an operating environment where system administrators can leverage the service to administer their systems. This solution uses kubernetes running in either a VM or metal environments that requires state-of-the-art skills in emerging areas of containerization, networking, and software development. This task will also provide engineering, integration, testing and system administration Level of Effort (LOE) support



Basic Qualifications:

• Six (6) years experience in system engineering or systems administration

• At least two (2) years experience managing and monitoring large Hadoop clusters (>200 nodes).

• At least two (2) years experience writing software scripts using scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Ruby for software automation.

• At least two (2) years experience in the implementation and technical support of multi-platform, multi-system networks, including those composed of CISCO and UNIX or LINUX-based hardware platforms, to encompass diagnosing network performance shortcomings and designing and implementing performance improvements.

• At least two (2) years experience implementing network solutions for complex, high performance systems composed of UNIX or LINUX-based hardware platforms.

• Demonstrated the ability to work with OpenSource (NoSQL) products that support highly distributed, massively parallel computation needs such as Hbase, CloudBase/Acumulo, Big Table, etc.

• Demonstrated work experience with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).

• At least two (2) years experience writing software scripts using scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Ruby for software automation.

• A current Hadoop/Cloud Systems Administrator Certification is required

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations.

• Two (2) years experience in the cleared environment.

• Five (5) years experience integrating COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional system administration experience on projects with similar processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI with polygraph is required.

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.

Title: Cloud Administrator 3

Location: Maryland-Annapolis Junction

Requisition ID: 18003532