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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Systems Administrator (Linux) (20-277) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

What You'll get to Do:

This position provides critical system administration of the software development and ancillary laboratory environments supporting the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program. C2BMC is the integrating element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Primary Responsibilities include operating, maintaining, and managing Linux systems supporting a software development environment. Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations, system security, and availability of a Linux environment. Other Responsibilities include:

  • Respond appropriately to any security incidents discovered in the system or directed by program security

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

  • Create and maintain Linux server documentation

  • Create and maintain Linux system administration processes and procedures using Ansible playbooks

  • Install, configure, manage and maintain all Linux server based applications

  • Ensure all Linux based systems have the appropriate patches installed includes but is not limited to, security, applications and OS

  • Ensure all Linux based systems are running current versions of antivirus software with current virus definition files

  • Create, manage and maintain security groups and user accounts

  • Monitor, manage and maintain storage systems and devices

  • Create and maintain 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

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

  • Assist the help desk respond to end users requests/issues if needed


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of relevant experience; or 13 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree

  • Must have DOD 8570 IAT II certification with any of the following certifications (Security +, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP)

  • Linux system administration

  • System Security Implementations

  • Linux shell scripting

  • Ansible playbook development and management

  • Security-Enhanced (SE) Linux and Red Hat repository administration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG)

  • Multi-Factor Authentication implementation like IPA and ADFS

  • OpenShift

  • OpenStack

  • VMware ESXI


  • Windows

  • Active Directory

  • HP Onboard Administrator configuration/management

  • Backup and Recovery

  • Containers and Container Orchestration products.

  • Linux certifications (Red Hat Certified Expert - RHCE)

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

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.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

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.

Job Category : Information Technology