SWDC MSS Systems Administrator 2/3Schriever Afb, CO

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team on the Modeling and Simulation Software (MSS) Infrastructure team on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) program as a Systems Administrator based out of Schriever SFB, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The Systems Administrator's primary duties include installing, troubleshooting, updating/patching, and maintenance of physical and virtualized environments, lab assets, & IT infrastructure. Candidate will provide support for hardware and software issues, data recovery, system upgrades, software upgrades, configuration issues, system installation and relocation.

A large focus of this position will involve working with the Cyber Security team performing STIG checks, addressing deficiencies, remediating findings and hardening systems.

This position can be filled at a level 2 or 3 depending on experience. A level 2 candidate should have basic knowledge supporting both Windows and Linux operating systems. A level 3 candidate is expected to have strong knowledge troubleshooting/supporting Linux operating systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 2: Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience, or 7 years of experience in lieu of a degree

  • Level 3: Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience, or 10 years of experience in lieu of a degree

  • Experience administering and configuring Windows Server and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

  • Ability to lift at least 35 lbs

  • Current Active Secret clearance required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DoD STIG interpretation/remediation

  • Experience administering Microsoft Active Directory

  • Experience in Virtualization technology (VMWare)

  • Experience as administrator using Ansible, IPA/IDM identity management systems, Kickstart

  • Experience configuring/maintaining Networking Hardware (Switch, Router, Firewall)

  • Experience with scripting languages (Bash, Python, PowerShell)

  • Experience utilizing cybersecurity software applications

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

  • Familiarity with Agile, SAFe, DevSecOps concepts

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

  • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements





Salary Range: $72,100 - $108,100

Salary Range 2: $88,600 - $133,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. 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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.