Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Administrator / Linux / Secret / TS SCI

Northrop Grumman Annapolis Junction , MD 20701

Posted 7 months ago

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Are you ready to put your years of experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, we need you as a Linux Systems Administrator and join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Red Hat Linux System Administration in a classified environment.

  • Recommends and implements system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Creates and maintains user and computer accounts, including maintaining permissions and security access lists.

  • Tests new release levels of existing products to insure compatibility and minimize user impact.

  • Performs problem diagnosis on hardware, operating system, and/or applications.

  • Performs hardware and peripheral installations as required and troubleshoot problems.

  • Manages file and storage systems and disk space.

  • Manages virus protection system and update virus definitions on a routine basis.

  • Performs security audits on all classified networked and standalone computers on as directed.

  • Prepares security documentation for submission to Computer Security.

  • Develops and documents technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Provide supplemental desktop support as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position may be hired as a Principal or Senior Principal Level:
    1.Principal SA: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience in a technical position supporting Linux server environments. An additional 4 years of directly applicable experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirements.

Sr. Principal SA: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a technical position supporting Linux server environments. An additional 4 years of directly applicable experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirements.
1.Knowledge of NISPOM (Chapter 8) and/or DCID 6/3-ICD 503 information system requirements.
2.Advanced RHEL experience.
3.Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining server hardware and associated equipment
4.Knowledge of Classified Environment Protocols.
5.DoD 8570 certification (e.g. Security , CEH, or CISSP).
6.A current Secret clearance.
7.Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.Advanced Docker experience: implementation, container creation/publication.
2.Understanding of basic networking.
3.Cross-platform experience.
4.General knowledge of storage technologies such as storage area network or network-attached storage.
5.Certification in related OS (MS Windows, Red Hat Linux).
6.A current TS/SCI clearance.

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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