Principal Systems Administrator - Lab OperationsNorthridge, CA

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.

The Lab Administration will have responsibility for all hardware, software, and test equipment in the lab including the investigation and integration of new technologies to enhance the lab capabilities.

Responsible for all operational and safety procedures for the laboratory usage. Responsible for integration of all hardware and software in the laboratories. Responsible for maintenance and certification of all hardware in the laboratories. Responsible for all technology planning for enhancement of laboratory capabilities. Responsible for maintenance and development of simulation environments used in the laboratories. A successful candidate will understand processes associated system test to include lab design, software, and system level testing.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Control the lab, all equipment, and all activities within it to support the engineering and test teams.

  • Coordination across the labs for configuration definition and management of the lab environments to support strategic Lab Plan

  • Support of proposed efforts to enhance or modify the lab environment for future objectives.

  • Resolution of issues and limitations within the lab environment

  • Leadership and management of test integration efforts and lab acceptance tests to ensure readiness of lab configurations.

  • Identify efficiencies to ensure technical and business objectives are achieved.

  • Support the Northrop Grumman Environmental, Safety, Health and Medical (ESH&M) to ensure that the Laboratory is in compliance with all applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), local and company health & safety, environmental laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Support Northrop Grumman Security personnel to ensures compliance to Personnel, Physical, and Information Security requirements.

  • Work with Mission Assurance to ensure lab compliance with Principles and Operating Practices to include Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control and others

  • Ensure that test equipment in the Lab, regardless of ownership, is in compliance with the mandatory periodic recall, calibration, certification, and labeling system through a partnership with the Northrop Grumman mission assurance, security and property management organization.

The candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6-years of experience with bachelor's degree in a STEM field; 10 years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have technical skills supporting a varied and diverse environment, including server setup, deployment, and maintenance.

  • Understanding test and integration lifecycle

  • Adept problem solver and work well with team members in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience in racking up servers, cabling/labeling, building, and maintaining an engineering lab with test fixtures.

  • Good understanding of lab administration tasks

  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Must hold a secret clearance.

  • Preferred qualification

  • Possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Hands-on experience working with Linux, Windows and Mac Operating systems, taking snapshots/back-ups, updating security patches etc.

  • Well versed with lab/infrastructure management for tools and procedures.

  • Experience managing inventory of assets and labeling/tracking etc.

  • Good understanding of scripting in Shell, Bash etc. for automating admin tasks

  • Experience in setting up, using, managing, and configuring VMs for multiple users.

  • Experience in Implementing safety measures and providing training to lab personnel.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.