System Software Analyst / System Administrator

Northrop Grumman Herndon , VA 20171

Posted 7 days ago

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a System Software Analyst / System Administrator to support a Northrop Grumman DoD program in Herndon, VA. The Analyst will be a member of the Engineering & Sciences (E&S) Eastern Region homeroom. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to design, develop, produce and sustain product lines across the enterprise while providing a decisive advantage to our customer's missions. The Analyst will be a self-starter and will be expected to manage and complete their tasks in a fast-paced results driven environment.

The Analyst will support the AWS GovCloud and Commercial Cloud environments. The Analyst will be responsible for installation, configuration and maintenance of the servers and Commercial Software packages. He/She will perform software installations, maintain system documentation, manage server and software configurations, establish and enforce procedures, monitor system health, collect performance metrics and participate in capacity planning. The Analyst will provide automation scripts to support the large number of systems. This position will require good administrative knowledge of AWS operations in support of services like EC2, S3, VPC, ELB, AutoScalingGroups, Route 53, IAM, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, Lambda, SNS and RDS. Additionally, good communication skills are required in order to provide guidance to the customer and operations team on technical aspects of the AWS environment. 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. In addition, the Analyst will troubleshoot performance issues utilizing root-cause analysis and address system issues. Some support will be on-site at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux System Administration including management, configuration and patching

  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementations

  • Experience writing automated Linux scripts using languages such as Bash, PERL, Python, and/or Java

  • Experience with COTS package upgrades and software deployments

  • Must have a minimum DoD Secret security clearance with SSBI

  • Must have a Security certification or equivalent certification for DoD 8570 compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud systems and deployments (Lambda, CloudFormation)

  • Knowledge of PKI Certificate based authentication / Single Sign-On

  • Knowledge of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Cyber Security

  • Knowledge Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, WebLogic DNS and databases (Oracle, SQL Server, RedShift, others)

  • Knowledge of web services setup

  • Knowledge of networking and communications

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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