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.
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.
The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.
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. #definingpossible
Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. Principal Cyber System Administrator to join our team. The position is onsite and based at a facility in Fairfax, VA.
This role is for a Lead System Administrator who will provide technical solutions to difficult System Administration and hardware problems, including assisting development and maintenance of internal and operational infrastructure, on-site installations, system training support, and maintaining strong working relationships with mission partners. The right applicant will be a team player among a diverse group of employees and this opportunity will be a great learning and growing position in supporting and leading technical SA tasks, program sustainment, system training, and cyber security support.
Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.
This position will need to support after-hours and weekends as needed. The typical work schedule is flexible and can accommodate either a 9/80 schedule allowing employees to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off, or a standard work week consisting of 5 8-hour days making up 40-hour weeks.
9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 7 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a Ph.D.; 13 or more years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
Must have current/active DoD Top Secret/SCI with SSBI clearance or higher to be considered (* *US citizenship required )
Must be willing to submit and obtain a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI-Poly) upon hire
Current DOD 8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
Experience with Linux server administration
Experience with Windows server administration
Strong communication skills
Willingness to travel, 10%
Atlassian Suite Knowledge
Bachelor's or higher degree in a STEM-related discipline
Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server administration in an SCI-classified environment
Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments
Experience hardening Linux systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs
Experience Identity Management (Single Sign-On)
Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat "iptables")
Experience with: Windows (7, 10) administration; Windows Server; Group Policies (GPOs); Active Directory management
Solid writing skills and use of Wiki pages and Sharepoint sites for documentation
DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)
Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar security certification
Salary Range: $142,800 - $214,200
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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 most positions.
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