Northrop Grumman Windows Systems Administrator 3 in Linthicum, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area. Roles and responsibilities include:

Perform as Windows System 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; 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 5 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree

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

Active Secret clearance

Ability to maintain an active clearance

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

US citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance

Windows experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills may be given preferred consideration:

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 AD, 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/SCI Clearance

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