Principal Windows Systems Administrator
Requisition ID: R10039659 Category: Information Technology Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: Secret Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time Positions Available: 1 At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. Northrop Grumman Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Perform primarily as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract. Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and verbal format. Maintain efficient operation of all IT infrastructure in the assigned Program area(s), including servers, clients, networking equipment, and software running on the network. Support multiple networks; ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed independently as necessary. Analyze internal and external customer requirements and recommend equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems. Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management. Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis as directed by policy. Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions as directed by policy. Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact. Develop, maintain, and document technical processes and procedures as needed. Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team. Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts. Basic Qualifications: Associate's degree with 7 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree. Currently active DoD Secret security clearance. The ability to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) level clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company, and also by program and/or customer requirements; maintaining a SAP clearance will be a condition of continued employment. Experience maintaining Classified Windows Domains with effective operations and including a working knowledge of Active Directory (AD) maintenance and support, Group Policy (GPO), DNS management, DHCP, and scopes. Experience with Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), SCCM, or similar. Experience with Certificate Authority (CA) server. Experience supporting license managers. Experience supporting golden image deployment and underlying infrastructure. Experience working with vulnerability scanning tools. Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment. Experience working on a team of IT professionals. Ability to travel as needed. Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field. Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG. Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions. VMWare experience with current version. Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk). Rudimentary Scripting experience. Experience with Certification & Accreditation process. DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco). Currently active DoD Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Experience giving technical presentations to technical and non-technical attendees. ESCSO ESSysAdmin Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD 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. US 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/. 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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.