Systems Software AnalystFort Leavenworth, KS

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Systems Software Analyst (SSA) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas . The Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) System Software Analyst will plan, design, and oversee the execution of models and simulations, U.S. Army Mission Command Systems (AMCS), and collaborative tools and services support to Army Warfighter Exercises (WFX). The selected candidate will install, configure, integrate, and administer the Army's Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) models and simulations, including the Warfighters' Simulation (WARSIM) and its sub-components, the Army tactical servers and workstations, and perform systems integration tests between the simulation and tactical systems. The Systems Software Analyst prepares, builds, and maintains domains, systems, and services specifically targeted to support the customer's management functions during training exercises. This role will analyze hardware and software system capabilities against customer requirements and develop approaches using on-hand resources to fulfill those requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform an operational analysis of each Army exercise concept to create, maintain, and optimize a simulation-AMCS-services architecture best suited to the training objectives of participating Army units and the customer's specific requirements

  • Test and distribute client computer images required for operating models and simulations, AMCS, and collaborative services during MCTP exercises

  • Implement the full WARSIM and JLCCTC simulation life cycle, including hardware and software installation; software patching; software configuration, administration, fault detection, and fault isolation; and process optimization

  • Joins the team for WFXs at least 5 times per year and for extended shift duration

  • During the WFX, map data routes according to the simulation plan and deliver products through multiple JLCCTC, security boundary, and communications systems to stimulate the training audience's tactical systems and staff

  • Monitor and adjust system linkages and performance during exercises; and coordinate the analysis, adjudication, and correction of hardware and software problems

  • Identify shortfalls in the software and installation components of Government-provided software and develop potential remedies and furnish the customer with analysis results and recommendations

  • Develop command line operating system scripts and build software routines to improve and simplify repetitive technical functions and procedures

  • Perform vulnerability and security scans on system hardware and software, as required, and report results to system software developers and information assurance/information security managers

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 6 years of general helpdesk, system engineering, or system administration experience

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of general helpdesk, system engineering, or system administration experience

  • Master's degree

  • CompTIA Security+ CE required within 6 months of employment

  • Must currently possess an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance and able to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

  • Must be able to travel in the United States and overseas to support simulation-based Army training exercises as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • System engineering or administration experience with Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 r2, Windows Server 2016, and Active Directory

  • Graduate degree

  • Ability to diagnose Windows Server 2012r2, Windows 10, and Active Directory errors to isolate and correct software configuration or compatibility issues

  • Current CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, CEH certification

  • Knowledge of and firsthand experience with Army organizations and or Army constructive models and simulations

  • Experience with Army Mission Command Systems such as Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), Battle Command Common Services (BCCS), and Tactical Server Infrastructure V1/V2 (TSI), and Mission Command Adapters (MCAs)

  • Experience with SharePoint site administration

  • MS Office suite (Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, OneNote) operational proficiency

  • Currently possess an active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Military Intelligence Experience

Salary Range: $75,300 - $112,900

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.