Staff Cybersecurity Windows/Linux Systems AdministratorDulles, VA

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman CIO is seeking a well-qualified Staff Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Dulles, VA. The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Dulles, VA campus.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including servers, desktop, and networking equipment.

  • Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and verbal formats.

  • Ensure necessary IT projects are completed independently or assigned to others, as necessary.

  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinate installation, and provide backup recovery.

  • Obtain and analyze internal and external customer requirements and recommend equipment and software as needed.

  • Implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

  • Manage backup infrastructure and provide backup and recovery services.

  • Manage virus protection on a routine basis as directed by policy.

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team.

  • Create and maintain user, computer, and service accounts and modify file permissions as directed by policy.

  • Develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 14 years of experience, or Master's degree with 12 years of experience, or PhD with 9 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 18 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • Current active DoD Top Secret security clearance w/SCI eligibility ; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience configuring, administering, and maintaining Windows and/or Linux systems (Windows 10, Server 2012R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Server 2022 RedHat Enterprise Linux).

  • Subject Matter Expert in VMWare implementation, migration, and maintenance.

  • Experience configuring, administering, and maintaining patch deployment and management systems.

  • Experience configuring, monitoring, maintaining, and administering computer backup and recovery solutions and providing recovery status reporting to management.

  • Experience writing scripts (e.g., Batch, Bash, PowerShell, Python) to automate routine tasks.

  • Experience with system design and architecture.

  • Experience with communicating with executive leadership.

  • Experience with writing standard operating procedure documentation and developing system cold-start documentation.

Required Non-Technical Abilities and Certifications:

  • Current valid IAT Level 2 or above certification, e.g., Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification required on Day 1; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience leading a technical team of IT professionals.

  • Experience mentoring junior level IT professionals.

  • Experience giving technical presentations to technical and non-technical attendees.

  • Experience providing surge support to other programs as needed.

  • Ability to travel as needed.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NetApp and/or Dell Unity implementation, migration, and maintenance

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 3 or above certification, e.g., CASP, CISSP or similar

  • Active vendor-based IT certification.

  • Experience with installing and configuring network devices.

  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).

Salary Range: $149,900 - $224,900

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.