Northrop Grumman Windows System Administrator 2/3 in Linthicum, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as Windows Systems Administrator for a mid-size classified government contract.

  • 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.

  • Implement system enhancements to improve performance and reliability of systems, 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.

  • Document technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • 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 direct supervision using detailed guidance to implement solutions.

This requisition may be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications outlined below.

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Basic qualifications for a level 2:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience or 6 years of related experience in lieu of degree.

  • Active Secret security clearance.

  • Current Security + CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

Basic qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience or 9 years of related experience in lieu of degree.

  • Active Secret security clearance.

  • Current Security + CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.

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

  • Server management.

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.

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

  • Windows domain architecture experience.

  • Windows Active Directory, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems.

  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.

  • VMWare experience with current version.

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

  • Rudimentary Scripting.

  • 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).

  • Currently Active Top Secret Clearance, particularly with SCI component.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.