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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Systems Administor (Top Secret) in Palmdale, California

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you.

As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal 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:

  • 10 Years of related experience with Bachelors Degree; 8 Years related experience with Masters. 14 years of applied experience may be considered in lieu of education.

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

  • 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 meet medical requirements for worldwide travel.

  • Must attain and maintain certifications required for the role.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in performing the following:

  • 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

  • Microsoft System Center (SCOM, SCCM)

  • Task automation, writing PowerShell scripts and batch files

  • Windows Server Update Services

  • Active Directory administration

  • Microsoft Exchange administration

  • Microsoft IIS configuration

  • Microsoft SQL Server installation/configuration/administration

  • Reading and writing T-SQL Scripts

  • Microsoft SharePoint administration

  • Current Security+ Certification

Helpful but not required:

  • Familiar with Microsoft .Net Framework

  • Familiar with HPE DL380; 3PAR StoreServ; StoreOnce; StoreEver

  • 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