Northrop Grumman Linux Systems Administrator 3 in Linthicum, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Baltimore MD area.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as primary Linux System Administrator for a several classified government contracts

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format

  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management

  • Able to support multiple networks

  • Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary

  • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems

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

  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis

  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists

  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact

  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed

  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components

  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions

  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

  • Prepare security documentation for input to computer security

  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts

  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience or 9 years of directly applicable experience in lieu of a completed Bachelor's degree

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

  • Currently active TS/SCI with CI poly clearance required

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification, or the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of hire date

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within DCID 6/3 and ICD-503 information system environments

  • Knowledge of Windows server management

  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

  • Red Hat certification for current version

  • VMWare experience with current version

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

  • Rudimentary scripting

  • Experience with creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment

  • Linux Operating Systems support

  • Linux Workstation and Server management

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