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Northrop Grumman SWDC MSS Principal Linux Systems Administrator in Schriever AFB, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery.

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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Missile Defense Solutions Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering

capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative

technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive

advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team on either the Missile Defense Space Warning Tool (MDST) / MDST Ops Organization , or Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Organization on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) program as a Linux Systems Administrator based out of Schriever AFB, CO.

MDST is responsible for maintaing a development lab in support of MDST software development and an operations lab where the software is deployed.

OPIR is responsible for maintaining three Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) and BMDS OPIR Architecture (BOA) test labs along with a software development lab dedicated to the OPIR mission.

What You'll get to Do:

The Systems Administrator primary duties include installing, troubleshooting, updating/patching, and maintenance of Linux environments, lab assets, & IT infrastructure. Candidate will sustain operational uptime on Red Hat Linux systems and provide daily support for hardware and software issues, data recovery, system upgrades, software upgrades, and configuration issues.

Candidate will assist in management of COTS, GOTS, software licenses, and other developed software applications.

Candidate will also be responsible for performing security hardening on systems using DoD STIGs and other best practice security guidelines.

Secondary duties will include researching new technologies, evaluating products, writing processes/documentation and performing training as needed. Other duties will be assigned as required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience, or 10 years of experience in lieu of a degree

  • Active SECRET Security Clearance

  • Security+ with Continuing Education (CE) or equivalent certification under DoD 8570.01-M

  • Experience with Linux System Administration in a multi-user networked environment

  • Experience in Virtualization technology (VMWare)

  • Experience with one more scripting languages

  • Experience utilizing cybersecurity software applications such as SCC, ACAS, and HBSS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as administrator using Ansible, IPA/IDM identity management systems, Red Hat Satellite, and other hardware technologies

  • Ability to define and manage competing priorities

  • Experience with automation of system configuration and deployment technologies

  • Active TOP SECRET Security Clearance

  • In-depth experience in Operations and Maintenance activities of IT infrastructure

  • Experience working with vendors to expedite installations and repairs to ensure maximum uptime

  • Experience with configuration and installation of cybersecurity software applications such as SCC, ACAS, and HBSS

  • Experience with network device management

  • Experience managing relational database systems

  • Experience with interpretive and complied programming languages

Salary Minimum for Colorado location: $83,600

Salary Maximum for Colorado location: $125,400

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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.

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