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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Systems Administrator in Palmdale, California

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal Cyber Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 Years Experience with Bachelors Degree; 4 Years Experience with Masters Degree. 10 years of applied experience may be considered in lieu of education.

  • Current DoD 8570 IAM level 1 security certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays and weekends.

  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel.

  • Must maintain a valid U.S. passport. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

  • Must attain and maintain certifications required for the role after SAP access

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in performing the following:

  • Security+ CE

  • 3-5 years of experience with vulnerability remediation

  • Knowledge of JSIG, and ICD 503 requirements.

  • Knowledge of interpreting ACAS/ NESSUS scans

  • Running SCAP on various Operating Systems, vulnerability remediation, and providing inputs to the POAM to Cyber Security

  • Installing / configuring / managing server hardware (servers, storage arrays, etc.) and networking equipment

  • Installing / configuring / managing VMWare (vSphere Hypervisor, vCenter Server, vSAN)

  • Installing / configuring / managing Microsoft Server 2008/2012/2016/2019

  • Task automation, writing PowerShell scripts and batch files

  • Windows Server Update Services

  • Active Directory administration

  • Microsoft IIS configuration

  • Microsoft SQL Server installation/configuration/administration

  • Microsoft SharePoint administration

  • Current Security+ Certification

Helpful but not required:

  • Familiar with Microsoft .Net Framework

  • Familiar with HPE DL380

  • Proficient with Cisco IOS, switches, and routers

  • Proficient with Oracle DB administration

  • Proficient with CentOS / RedHat Linux administration

  • Proficient with SolarWinds and/or Splunk

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 statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Job Category : Information Technology