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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Systems Administrator-Windows in Pensacola, Florida

Imagine being on a team that helps defend our nation's cyber infrastructure. Imagine working with cutting-edge technology on a daily basis. Imagine leaving work at the end of the day, knowing that you made a difference in our nation's cybersecurity. Make it a reality by joining Northrop Grumman's cyber team!

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Windows Cyber Systems Administrator to join our team in Pensacola, FL.

This position will support large computing systems and state of the art solutions to a wide range of technical problems for classified programs and projects supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). The Systems Administrator will design, install, configure, secure, troubleshoot and maintain operating systems for mission critical servers in support of classified DoD programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support Core Server Infrastructure.

  • Build, configure, and secure Microsoft Windows Servers.

  • Utilize and manage Microsoft Active Directory.

  • Support servers in a virtualized server environment.

  • Provide assistance to users in accessing and using IT systems.

  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.

  • Work with a team of Service desk and systems Administrators. May be called upon to assist with Service desk issues.

  • Utilize Remedy ticketing system for trouble management documentation.

  • Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to DoD agencies and internal customers.

  • Optimize system operations and resource utilization, and perform system capacity analysis and planning.

  • Research and recommend/assist in improving system performance.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with remote customers.

The selected candidate must have and maintain a DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 or higher certification prior to starting. For a list of qualified certifications, please reference:


Basic Qualifications for Principal Level Cyber Systems Admin:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field plus six (6) years of relevant IT administration experience; OR a Master's degree in a related technical field plus four (4) years of relevant IT administration experience; OR an Associate's degree in a related technical field plus eight (8) years of relevant IT administration experience; OR ten (10) years of relevant IT administration experience in lieu of degree.

  • Current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance or higher

  • A current, or must obtain prior to starting, a DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 or higher certification

  • Experience with Windows Servers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Windows 2012/2016 Servers.

  • Experience with Active Directory DNS and GPOs

  • Experience with VMware

  • Knowledge of Security Technical Implementation Guides

  • Experience with Citrix/NetScaler

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.

Job Category : Information Technology