Principal / Senior Principal Cyber Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman Elkridge , MD 21075

Posted 7 days ago

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Cyber Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Elkridge, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The candidate will be filling a role that requires a broad array of knowledge and skills heavily focused on Systems Administration and system engineering working with team members to support a Cyber Security program at a customer site. We're looking for a highly motivated individual with an impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative fast-moving dynamic team environment. The primary team is located in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with Cyber Systems Engineers.

  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.

  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery.

  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

  • Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

  • Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

Typical Minimum Education/Experience for the Principal Cyber Systems Admin: Six (6) Years of experience in Systems Engineering and/or Systems Administration with Bachelors in Science; Four (4) Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; or 10 years of Systems Administration experience without a degree

Typical Minimum Education/Experience for the Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Admin: Bachelor's degree in a related field, plus 10 years (or a Master's degree in a related field plus 8 years) of experience in Systems Administration; or 14 years of Systems Administration experience without a degree

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months

  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

  • Prior administration of virtualization environments using technologies such as ESX, storage provisioning and networking of virtual systems

  • Experience configuring, administering and maintaining computer systems (Such as: Windows 10, Server 2012R2, Server 2016, Active Directory, RedHat Enterprise Linux)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience making recommendations for solutions to technical problems (e.g. product selection recommendations)

  • Experience writing standard operating procedure documentation and developing system cold-start documentation

  • Previous experience in administration of secure configuration managed systems

  • Experience maintaining and operating virtual environments for servers and workstations

  • Experience configuring system infrastructure software products

  • Experience supporting engineering end-user desktop environment

  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal direct supervision

  • Experience performing updates and patching of computer systems

  • Experience configuring, administering, and maintaining patch deployment and management systems and providing patch management status reporting to management

  • Experience configuring, monitoring, maintaining, and administering computer backup and recovery solutions and providing recovery status reporting to management

  • Experience writing scripts (e.g. Batch, Bash, PowerShell, Python) to automate routine tasks

  • Vulnerability assessment experience

  • Previous experience utilizing Secure Configuration Guidance such as DISA STIG's

  • Previous experience with patch management solutions (e.g. MS Windows Server Update Services, MS System Center Configuration Manager, RedHat Satellite)

  • Recent military experience or familiarity with DOD

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


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