Principal/Sr Principal Computer Systems Architect

Northrop Grumman Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 4 days ago


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges.

We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Huntsville, AL is currently seeking a VMware Engineer to join our team in Huntsville, Alabama on the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) foreign military sales efforts. IBCS integrates disparate radars and weapons to construct a far more effective IAMD enterprise.

IBCS delivers a single integrated air picture with unprecedented accuracy and broadens surveillance and protection areas. By implementing IBCS into their militaries, other nations will transform their IAMD capabilities in a manner consistent with the U.S. Army.

In this role, the selected candidate designs and defines system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems. Determines systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security.

Coordinates the design of subsystems and integration of the total system. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions. May provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal: 5 Years with Bachelors; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD, or additional years of experience in lieu of degree

Sr Principal 9 Years with Bachelors; 5 years with Masters; 3 years with PhD, or additional years of experience in lieu of degree.

  • Strong knowledge of VMware 6/7 and Horizon 7/8

  • Experience in the use of Datastores, Virtual Switches, Distributed Switching, etc.

  • Application of STIGs, patching, and resource management of production VMware virtual environments

  • Must have Security+

  • Must have active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in standing up new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Responsible for the configuration, maintenance, and installation of supporting Windows and RHEL virtual desktops

  • Moderate experience and strength in Cisco networks, VLANS, L2 switching, port channels

  • iSCSI and NFS protocols

  • Work with an existing Infrastructure team supporting multiple dynamic teams of users

  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server, Windows Key Management Services

  • Strong knowledge of RHEL7/8, be able to apply patches, STIGs and perform high-level tasks in RHEL

  • OS Certification i.e., Linux+, RHSA, Network+, CCNA, CCNP, VMware, etc.

Salary Range: $92,000.00 - $138,000.00Salary Range 2: $114,000.00 - $170,000.00

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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