Staff Linux Systems Administrator - PolygraphLinthicum, 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.

Northrop Grumman's Chief Information Office is seeking a well-qualified Senior Lead Linux Systems Administrator and subject matter expert to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.

The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, with time split between our Linthicum, MD and Annapolis Junction, MD campuses. Roles and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Perform as consulting Senior Lead Linux Administrator and subject matter expert for a large, classified government contract(s).

  • Obtain and analyze internal and external customer requirements, recommend equipment and software as needed then oversee system implementation and accreditation.

  • Able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral formats.

  • Ensure all aspects of large IT projects are completed independently or assigned to others as necessary.Track project status and support 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.

  • Develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Travel as needed.

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.

Note: Due to the classified nature of the work being performed, this position does not offer any virtual or telecommute working options. Applicants are encouraged to apply, only if they are willing to work on-site.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree with 16 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 14 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 12 years of experience, or a 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.

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards.

Technical requirements:

  • Experience designing, implementing and maintaining classified Linux environments.

  • Experience with VMWare implementation, migration and maintenance.

  • Experience with NetApp and/or Nutanix implementation, migration and maintenance.

  • Experience with system design and architecture.

Clearance and access requirements:

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

  • Must agree to submit and successfully complete a Polygraph reexamination as a condition to retain access to special program(s).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access to program as a condition of continued employment.

Non-Technical abilities and certification requirements:

  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification) or greater.Certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience leading a technical team of IT professionals.

  • Experience mentoring junior level IT professionals.

  • Develop and administer IT Training programs.

  • Experience giving technical presentation to technical and non-technical attendees including executive leadership.

  • Experience providing surge support to other programs as needed.

  • Active vendor-based IT certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.

  • Experience leading a technical team of IT professionals.

  • Experience mentoring junior level IT professionals.

  • Develop and administer IT Training programs.

  • Experience giving technical presentation to technical and non-technical attendees including.

  • Experience providing surge support to other programs as needed.

  • Active vendor-based IT certification

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Salary Range: $143,100 - $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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.