Principal Linux Systems Administrator (AHT) Wright Patterson Afb, OH

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 is seeking a Principal Linux Systems Administrator/ Senior Principal Linux Systems Administrator to maintain and enhance Linux Systems and Infrastructure for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. NASIC is responsible for creating all-source intelligence defining the present and future air, air defense, cyber, space and ballistic missile threats to enable military operations, force modernization, and policy making. Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate strong technical skills to achieve high availability, security, and integrity for the operating environment. They should have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This Linux Systems Administrator will be an active part of a team of Systems, Network, and Storage Administrators who collaborate to support multiple networks. As part of a broader team, successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience in Windows and Linux Administration and grow their skills in network and hardware management.

Summary of Responsibilities

Operate as a Linux Systems Admin and maintain the NASIC GitLab and Nexus infrastructure platform through tasks such as installation, configuration, patching, updating, and security implementation (STIGs) in a virtual machine environment. Expected to serve on a team as point of contact for all related questions, issues, and concerns for 3rd party tool.

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years' experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years' experience

  • Active Department of Defense Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance

  • Familiarity ofAtlassian tools such as Jira and Confluence

  • Experience using trouble ticket system

  • Active CompTIA Security+, CASP, or CISSP certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Systems Administration for Linux Operating Systems such as RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, or Rocky Linux

  • Experience with DevOps architecture such as Kubernetes, Nexus, Harbor, Docker, GitLab, etc.

  • Experience with security compliance and related security scanning products.

  • Experience in enterprise backup and restore solutions, storage area network (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS)

  • Experience with scripting using tools such as Perl, Bash, PowerShell, etc.

  • Experience with network administration and related infrastructure

  • Experience with hardware installation and maintenance to include firmware upgrades

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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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