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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Administrator - Linux (21-129) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal System Administrator - Linux based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Operate, maintain and manage Linux based systems supporting a software development environment.

  • Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Windows/Linux environment and is responsible for backup and recovery (to include disaster recovery) of system data.

  • Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all data is being backed up on a regular basis

  • Ensure backup system is functioning correctly and periodically test the backup system by restoring files

  • Respond appropriately to any system security/virus incident discovered

  • Install, configure, monitor, manage and maintain all Linux based servers and applications

  • Create and maintain Linux server documentation

  • Create and maintain Linux system administration processes and procedures

  • Create, manage and maintain security groups

  • Create, manage and maintain user accounts

  • Monitor, manage and maintain storage systems and devices

  • Create and maintain Windows/Linux server images

  • Recommend system enhancements, including but not limited to, servers, applications, storage, processes and procedures

  • Recommend when additional system resources are required or when existing resources should be retired

  • Ensure all appropriate asset management functions are completed as required -

  • Ensure all Linux servers are configured to comply with all appropriate security policies

  • All other tasks as assigned by the IT site lead or IT manager


Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 6 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 10 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Technical skills in the following are required: Linux system administration, System Security Implementations, Linux shell scripting, Ansible playbook development and management, Security-Enhanced (SE) Linux and Red Hat repository administration.

  • Experience with LINUX Products (Red Hat LINUX) use of Atlassian tools such as Confluence and Jira.

  • Technical skills supporting a varied and diverse environment including server setup, deployment and maintenance.

  • Must have working knowledge of Agile principles and practices.

  • Understanding of configuration managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

  • Understanding of what IT's role is in Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) and how it can be applied to PaaS. Knowledge with applying containers (Docker) and use of container orchestration (Kubernetes).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the following: Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) , Multi-Factor Authentication implementation like IPA and ADFS, OpenShift, OpenStack, VMware ESXI, QAS/VAS, Windows, Active Directory, Backup and Recovery, Containers and Container Orchestration products.

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 benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements




Salarymin: $83,600

Salarymax: $125,400

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.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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.

Job Category : Information Technology