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Northrop Grumman Principal Windows Systems Administrator in San Diego, California

Support our entire enterprise and build the networks, staff the teams, and develop the processes that will keep us defining what's possible. We have opportunities across our enterprise with 90,000 team members throughout the world. The only limit to your growth is your ambition and drive. We want to empower you to bring your best, with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch your career.

Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organization is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the San Diego, CA area.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract

•Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format

•Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management

•Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary

•Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems

•Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management

•Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis

•Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists

•Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact

•Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed

•Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components

•Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions

•Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases

•Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

•Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security

•Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts

•Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions

•Develops computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with the company's system architecture standards. Establishes and documents system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software systems compatibility and coordinates and/or modifies system parameters in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage.

•Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

•Work after hours, weekends, and multiple shifts, as needed



Basic Qualifications:

•Master's degree with 3 years of experience OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience OR an Associates degree with 7 years of IT experience OR a High School Diploma (or equivalent) with 9 years of experience

•Current DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date

•Current DOD Secret level security clearance

•Ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment

•Experience managing Windows 2012 Server OS (or higher)

Preferred Qualifications:

•Bachelor's or Master's degree in a STEM related field

•Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments

•Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment

•Server management

•Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification

•Windows domain architecture experience

•Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification

•Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

•Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions

•VMWare experience with current version

•Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk)

•Rudimentary Scripting

•Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment

•Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

•DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

•Currently Active Top Secret clearance or SCI access

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