Principal Windows Systems Administrator
Category: Information TechnologyLocation: Baltimore, MD - United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At 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 "A cents € 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 Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.Essential Functions:Perform as a Windows Systems Administrator for a classified government contract.Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral format.Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.Support multiple networks; ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.Analyze internal and external customer requirements and determine 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.Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.ESCSOESLinux/WindowsESBaltimoreBasic Qualifications:Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.Active DoD Secret security clearance.Ability to maintain an active clearance as a condition of continued employment.Ability to be cleared to Special Access Programs.Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification; otherwise an ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire date as a condition of continued employment. Certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Additional contract changes may expedite the 6 month window.Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture.Ability to support multiple networks and ensure necessary administrative tasks are completed.Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.Currently active Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI security clearance.Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining physical computer hardware in a networked environment.Server, storage, and switch management experience.Currently valid Security+ CE, CISSP, CASP, or similar security certification.Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems.Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.VMWare experience with current version.Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (eg, HBSS, Solar Wind s, Splunk).Rudimentary Scripting experience.Experience with creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).Salary Range: 87800 - 131600Employees 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.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.