Unix/Linux Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman Durham , NC 27701

Posted 1 week ago

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Description of Work:

  • Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives

  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Considered expert in field within the organization. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform complex tasks. Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

  • Design and maintain the 24x7 UNIX/Linux server infrastructures that supports mission critical web-based applications.

  • Maintain the UNIX/Linux Servers and secure the servers according to the Policy Compliance Management requirements.

  • Provide system and log analysis, performance tuning and monitoring to ensure security for all UNIX/Linux Web and Application servers.

  • Install, develop and maintain scripts and code to support various new system functions in the UNIX/Linux intranet and Internet environments.

  • Maintain and support eTrust Access Control for all ULPST UNIX/Linux user accounts.

  • Maintain and support CA eTrust Directory servers.

  • Maintain and support virtualization technology using Solaris Logical Domain (LDOM) and x86 virtualization technologies.

  • Maintain and support Solaris 10 on the UNIX/Linux servers in the Internet and Intranet infrastructure.

  • Provide technical expertise on WebSphere, ColdFusion and iPlanet software with configuration issues on the distributed Sun Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.

  • Troubleshoot Sun Solaris and Red Hate Enterprise Linux systems and application problems and facilitate the necessary actions required to correct the problem.

  • Communicate with designated personnel by phone and email concerning the details of the issue, expected resolution, and root cause analysis.

  • Have the ability to research problems and contact and escalate issues with Oracle, Red Hat, VMWare or other third party hardware and software providers.

  • Provide technical support during a disaster recovery exercise or in the event of an actual disaster.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field and 5 years' of related work experience. A minimum of 9 years related experience in lieu of a degree

  • 5 years RedHat Enterprise Linux v6.x/7.x Operating System experience

  • 2 years administration experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • 2 years of experience using Ansible

  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Position of Public Trust

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Experience using WebSphere, ColdFusion and Apache Application Server platforms for both configuration and troubleshooting of hosted applications experience

  • Experience with version control (CVS, Subversion, Git, etc.)

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Red Hat Cloud Computing discipline such as RedHat CloudForms, OpenShift, Docker, or other IaaS or PaaS solutions

  • Strong understanding of and compliance with IT development process (SDLC).

  • System administration experience (Windows and Linux).

  • Requirements planning and project implementation skills and be able to work with internal technical staff and outside contractors to deliver results.

  • A broad understanding in systems, networking and storage administration

  • Proven ability to successfully plan, develop and execute technology solutions.

  • Experience implementing best-practice processes and procedures.

  • Web-based and E-Commerce development or in-depth support experience a plus

  • JavaScript, CSS, and HTML 5 experience a plus - Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Red Hat JBoss Administration (RHCJA)

  • Solaris System Performance Management, System Administration, Performance & Tuning.

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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Unix/Linux Systems Administrator

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