Northrop Grumman Systems Administrator 2/3 in Aurora, Colorado

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The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for you to join our team as a System Administrator based out of Aurora, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

Our program has a need for a self-motivated, hardworking Linux System Administrator with expertise creating and maintaining linux systems. The individual would also be an Operations and Training engineer interfacing with software, hardware, and system design engineers and end users to develop system operations and training products for spacecraft and ground elements. The individual needs to be comfortable supporting incremental software deliveries that could require reconfiguration and continuous restructuring /builds of the current infrastructure as new baselines are delivered. The selected candidate will initially be responsible for: Enterprise level automation and management of Linux systems; COTs SW installs; and Security Hardening. The ideal candidate will develop solutions to moderate problems, utilizing ingenuity and general direction or oversight. The candidate must understand how their tasks fit within the overall program goals and perform their work accordingly. Some foreign and domestic travel may be required.

Systems Administration duties include:

  • Configure, administer, and maintain systems

  • Maintain configuration management of systems/environments and document processes

  • Make recommendations for solutions to technical problems (e.g., product selection recommendations)

  • Serve as a technical resource within the team with some exposure to customer interface

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision to prioritize tasks

  • Perform updates and patching of systems

  • Configure, administer and maintain computer RedHat Enterprise Linux systems (primarily RHEL6 and RHEL7)

  • Systems Engineering duties include:

  • Create, test, and maintain standard operating procedures

  • Create and maintain system training products on a variety of system topics

  • Other tasks include: CONOPS implementation; operation procedures and software script development and validation using the system simulator; training material and simulation scenario development and presentation

  • Support the coordination and execution of system test tasks and other engineering events

  • Maintain proficiency in initializing and operating the system simulator

  • Investigate and diagnose unexpected system signatures

  • Provide and respond to corrective actions in a timely manner

  • Quickly adapt to changing processes and identify paths to resolve issues

  • Provide and respond to corrective actions in a timely manner

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

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Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 2 or Level 3.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

BQs for a Linux Systems Administrator 2 are:

  • 3 years of experience in System Administration with a Bachelors; 1 year with a Masters; or 7 years of IT experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance

  • Relevant Systems Engineering and real-time operations experience

  • Background in software testing, troubleshooting, and the process of software review boards

  • Background in Linux administration, particularly RedHat

  • Familiarity with scripting languages (tcl/TK, Perl, Python, C++), MATLAB, and/or other analysis and trending tools

  • Current Security+ CE Certification or ability to obtain Security+ CE Certification prior to start date (DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification; IAT Level II)

BQs for a Linux Systems Administrator 3 are:

  • 6 years' of System Administration experience with Bachelors; 4 years' with a Masters; or 10 years of IT experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance

  • Relevant Systems Engineering and real-time operations experience

  • Background in software testing, troubleshooting, and the process of software review boards

  • Background in Linux administration, particularly RedHat

  • Familiarity with scripting languages (tcl/TK, Perl, Python, C++), MATLAB, and/or other analysis and trending tools

  • Current Security+ CE Certification or ability to obtain Security+ CE Certification prior to start date (DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification; IAT Level II)

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

Knowledge of relevant systems/subsystems

Experience using PERL for script writing

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) for RHEL 7

Current Security+ CE Certification

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