Principal Windows Systems Administrator
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available CLEARANCE TYPE: Polygraph TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time Description Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Fairfax, Va. area. Essential Functions : Perform as Windows System Administrator on large classified government contracts. Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral formats. 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 Cyber Security team. Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts. Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions. Basic 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. Currently active DoD Top Secret security clearance with SCI CI Poly. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain, access to program as a condition of continued employment. Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification; otherwise an ability to obtain certification within 6 months 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 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 computer hardware in a classified networked environment. Windows Operating Systems and Domain support experience. PC hardware repair experience. Ability to support tier 2 and 3 helpdesk tickets. Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. * Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed. Limited local travel may be required. Preferred Qualifications : Microsoft Certification for current versions. Working knowledge of Cisco switches. Knowledge of Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions. Experience with Certification & Accreditation process. Salary Range: $92,000.00 - $138,000.00 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. 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.