Northrop Grumman Cyber Systems Engineer in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Adversaries, cybercriminals and cyber terrorists, are working every hour of every day to develop new means to compromise networks, to seize valuable intellectual property and personal data, and to gain an advantage on the digital battlefield. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to see to it that they fail. Speed, stealth and precision - keys to controlling the physical domains of land, sea, air and space are imperatives in controlling the cyber domain. Our talented employees make advances every day based on these imperatives and are committed to providing the most advanced protection for our customers against the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum. Our company is trusted with securing some of the most high-risk systems and continues to be the trusted provider of mission enabled solutions for the security or our nation and allies. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting times to join our team. So come join us and experience the value of performance.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

Linux Systems Integrator to support deployed and new installations. Qualified candidates will work with other team members on various levels of operating systems, applications and related support in the Linux environment, installing mission application specific software products.

The individual will perform and have experience with the following:

RedHat Linux, or general Linux knowledge.

Understanding of RPM package format and APT-RPM distribution method.

Troubleshooting of standard daemons and tools (NFS, NTP, BIND, APACHE, SYSLOG, chkconfig, init scripts, general networking, etc.)

Perform installation of firmware and software for systems.

Ensure systems are kept in required configuration profile, including: patch maintenance, changes as required by evolvement of production environments, updating software and software configurations.

Working knowledge of PUPPET.

Ability to understand complex systems with many components.

Practical experience with YUM.

Hands-on experience with IBM Blade Centers and Dell servers, MP servers

Assume other duties/projects as they arise and be responsive to the needs of the department.

Familiarity with PKI keys.

Provide daily status reports on activities completed and current projects.

Ability to work core hours (arrival between 7am and 9am) on a regular basis

Basic Qualifications:

3+ years working on networks including the administration, maintenance, installation and troubleshooting for the hardware/software for Cisco, Nortel, Adtran and Netgear.

1+ years of experience with Linux

1+ years of experience assisting users on hardware/software issues.

1+ years experience configuring/maintaining: Kickstart, SSH, DHCP, Bind, Apache

1+ years of scripting experience (shell, Perl, Ruby, Python)

3+ years experience resolving problems and setting up supporting networks.

1+ years experience in information technology operations.

1+ years experience ensuring license enforcement.

Mission-focused

Ability to work core hours (arrival between 7am and 9am) on a regular basis

Strong technical skills, rigorous, and very "hands-on"

Strong problem analysis and troubleshooting skills

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Education: Bachelor's Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Yum

PKI keys

IBM Blade Centers and Dell servers, MP servers

PUPPET

Troubleshooting of standard daemons and tools (NFS, NTP, BIND, APACHE, SYSLOG, chkconfig, init scripts, general networking, etc.)

Understanding of RPM package format and APT-RPM distribution method.

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