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Northrop Grumman Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area. Please note that due to the classified nature of this position, the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus, and that this is not a remote work opportunity. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
Perform as primary Windows Systems Administrator for a small to medium sized classified government contract.
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and verbal 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.
Support multiple networks and ensure necessary administration tasks are completed.
Analyze internal and external customer requirements, and provide potential solution based on standard hardware and software.
Recommend and implement system enhancements to improve performance and reliability of system, to include installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
Provide backup and recovery services, manage file systems and disk space, and 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, and 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 networked and standalone computers in a classified environment, 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.
Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
Associate's degree with 4 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
Currently active DoD Secret security clearance is required on Day 1; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
The selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance as a condition of continued employment.
Desktop support experience.
Experience with Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), SCCM, or similar).
Experience supporting license managers.
Experience supporting golden image deployment and underlying infrastructure.
Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification, or the ability to obtain required certification within 6 months of hire date; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
Experience working on a team of IT professionals.
Ability to travel as needed.
Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed.
Familiarity with NetApp Appliance.
Windows Server architecture & management experience.
Understanding of 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 experience.
Experience with the 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).
Salary Range: $73,600 - $110,400
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.
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