Principal / Senior Principal Computer Systems Administrator/AnalystMorrisville, NC

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.

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, but they're also making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is seeking a well-qualified Linux Computer Systems Administrator/Analyst to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Payload and Ground Systems Division Engineering organization supporting Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit (BU) to support a Ground program. This position can be filled in Morrisville, NC, Linthicum, MD, or Aurora, CO.

What you'll get to do?

As a Computer Systems Administrator on this team you will support a large, classified government contract, maintain operations of the entire IT infrastructure within the cloud environment, ensure necessary IT projects are completed independently or assigned to others as necessary, obtain and analyze internal and external customer requirements and recommend cloud assets and software as needed. You'll also implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability and security of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management, manage backup infrastructure, provide backup and recovery services, manage virus protection on a routine basis as directed by policy, maintain security audit and logging information as directed by the Cyber Security team, create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions as directed by policy, and develop and maintain technical processes and procedures as needed. Maintain system operational availability according to contractual requirements and perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

The successful candidate will have experience installing, maintaining, and patching Red Hat Linux in a cloud environment and experience with infrastructure as code. They will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and experience analyzing requirements. The individual must be willing to support an "on call" rotation to respond to critical system notifications and events.

We have multiple positions on the Ground program, and we have anticipated future growth to deliver additional ground capabilities.

Please note that due to the classified nature of this position, the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, and that this is not a remote work opportunity.

Qualifications

This position may be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal level, depending on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Computer Systems Administrator/Analyst: Associate's degree with 7 years of experience, Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience, a Master's degree with 3 years of experience, 0 years with a PhD. 9 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Senior Principal Computer Systems Administrator/Analyst: Associate's degree with 11 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 7 years of experience, or 4 years with a PhD. 13 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Active TS/SCI and a CI polygraph

  • Experience installing, maintaining, and managing Red Hat Linux in engineering and cloud environments

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining resources in an AWS cloud environment.

  • Experience implementing STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) on Linux systems.

  • Linux troubleshooting experience

  • Experience deploying Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Helm, Ansible)

  • Must hold a current TIA Security+. Certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed, supporting rotation for "on-call support"

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python or C++ Full scope polygraph

  • Advanced Linux troubleshooting experience.

  • TIA Security+CE, CASP, CISSP.

Salary Range: $88,600 - $139,600

Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $173,200

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.