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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Administrator/ Sr Principal Systems Administrator- Active Secret clearance required in Boulder, Colorado

This offer is contingent upon a task award that we will know about in June.

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.

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

The Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Exploitation (OES) team at Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Administrator/Principal Systems Administrator based out of Boulder, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

Primary responsibility is to support the hardware design, development, and integration of ground processing stations of satellite data. These systems have a mix of Operating Systems (AIX, LINUX, and Windows) in both development lab environments and deployed operational environments. Perform new server builds using a Chef and NIM based provisioning environment, and perform level 2 support for system configuration, setup, and requested baseline configuration changes. Duties may include scripting for optimizing IT environment, project management for defining and implementing upgrades to the IT environment, and serving as consultant for computer problems beyond the knowledge of engineering staff. Communications Systems Engineers must demonstrate a blend of engineering, advanced technical skills and excellent communication abilities.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate aptitude commensurate with their level in the following areas:

  • Administration of classified network systems within strict security policies and procedures

  • Good understanding of seven-layer OSI model

  • Authentication and Name Service design, best-practices, configuration & maintenance (LDAP, DNS)

  • Proficient in the administration of and working with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and other common distributions

  • Defining, understanding & implementing computer lab requirements

  • Knowledge of and experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare, ESXi, and vSAN

  • Knowledge of and experience with DoD security standards and systems hardening, such as DISA STIG.

  • Perform technical research leading to solutions for system

  • Provide troubleshooting and first level customer support

  • Creating accurate, detailed technical procedures & integration plans

  • Developing detailed documentation for Hardware Requirements Specification and High Level Design documents for deliverable systems

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

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




This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator

Basic Qualifications:

  • Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 2 years of related experience in systems administration; 0 years with a Master's degree; 6 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Principal Systems Administrator : Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 5 years of related experience in systems administration; 3 years with a Master's degree; 0 years with a PhD; 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Security+ Certification

  • Linux experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • VMware

  • Knowledge of DevSecOps principals

  • AIX

  • Agile methodology experience

  • Shell scripting - bash, ruby, perl

  • Chef automation

  • Windows Enterprise server

  • LogRhythm

Salary range for a Systems Administrator: $74,272-$111,408

Salary range for a Principal Systems Administrator: $91,960-$137,940

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.

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Job Category : Engineering