Sr Principal Cyber Systems Administrator - Compliance/Patching System Administrator (24-064)(BLSk)Colorado Springs, CO

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems-Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr Principal Cyber Systems Administrator - Compliance/Patching System Administrator (24-064) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, and/or the Colorado Springs, CO area.

Position Overview:

Act as the primary group for testing and applying patches on all main software/application systems, including workstations and servers. Support the system by interacting continuously with the cyber and compliance team to remediate any vulnerabilities found during automated or manual cyber scans. Patching can be an impacting activity; a detail-oriented individual is necessary for this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor systems asset compliance via Tenable Security Center to coordinate a testing strategy for patching found vulnerabilities.

  • Administer patching solutions, such as Tanium, WSUS, and YUM.

  • Identify and work with component owners to build subset groups for patching testing prior to wide deployment of enterprise patching.

  • Coordinate with system owners to patch specific products/solutions, such as server applications, user workstations, etc.

  • Perform continuous vulnerability patching schedules based on cyber tool scan scoring and authorized schedules authorized by the appropriate board.

  • Notify the user base of upcoming patches and any projected impacts from this patching activity, such as reboots and/or introducing new features

  • Experience with writing standard operating procedures (SOP) documentation.

  • Ability to build documentation to outline a full testing strategy for functionality regression after patching workstations/servers.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume if applicable.

  • An active Top-Secret clearance is required to start with SCI and SAP clearance eligibility.

  • 9 years with a Bachelor's degree in a related field; 7 years experience with Masters degree.and 13 years experience in lieu of a degree

  • 5 years experience with patching in an enterprise-level system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with patching solutions such as WSUS, YUM, and Tanium

  • Testing patches using a systematic process to limit the impact on the user base

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

https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx

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Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Salary Range: $109,900 - $164,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. 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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.