Lead Datacenter Administrator Linthicum, MD

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

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, 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!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems in Linthicum, MD is seeking a Datacenter Administrator to support the network and data collection, processing, and storage infrastructure to support the Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T) of a production Space Payload program.


  • Oversee and manage Linux, Windows, VMware and AWS environments to ensure optimal performance, availability, and security

  • Design, implement, and maintain system architectures, including virtualization, cloud integration, and disaster recovery strategies

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and execute system upgrades, data migration, and security patches

  • Monitor system health, diagnose and resolve technical issues, and implement proactive measures to prevent disruptions

  • Configure and manage AWS services, ensuring scalability, cost efficiency, and adherence to best practices

  • Provide advanced technical support to end-users, offering timely and effective solutions to complex challenges

  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for system configurations, processes, and procedures using Atlassian Confluence, Jira, and Bitbucket

  • Operation and support of IT and network hardware and software across all program locations (limited travel required)

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field with 9 years of relevant experience, or 7 years of relevant experience with MS. Or 4 years and Ph.D

  • Proven expertise in administrating Linux (CentOS, Red Hat), Windows (10, Server 2019), VMware (vSphere 7), and AWS cloud services

  • Strong understanding of virtualization technologies, cloud computing concepts, and networking protocols

  • Experience with Confluence, Jira, and Bitbucket

  • Active Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Linux+, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, VMware Certified Professional, or equivalent certifications

  • TS/SCI clearance (Polygraph not needed)

Salary Range: $123,800 - $185,800

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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