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GBSD Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Administrator

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal Systems Administrator. This position will be located in Huntsville, Alabama and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

What You'll Get To Do:
As a part of the NGSP Team, you will work with experts that develop systems and solutions to keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, its work that makes a difference. 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.
The Principal System Administrator is responsible for installation, configuration, and day to day operation of the GBSD Command and Launch Systems Integration Laboratory. As a System administrator, you will be responsible for supporting the C&L Software and Test Team. Using DevOps and Agile methodologies you will be constantly optimizing systems and services for security, automation, and performance/availability, while ensuring solutions developed adhere and align to the baseline systems designs, configuration management, and architecture standards. You will work closely in a DevOps environment with the program personnel to ensure smooth execution of continuous integration and test.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • This position may be filled at either a Principal Systems Administrator or Sr. Principal Systems Administrator level.
  • Qualifications for a Principal Systems Administrator: requires 6 years' experience with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Administrator: Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience; or 8 Years with Masters; or 4 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience supporting Linux operating systems as a Systems Administrator. Preferred Redhat with both server and workstation experience.
  • Experience with the Atlassian tool suite of products (Jira, Confluence, etc) for Agile development and continuous integration
  • Security+ Certification
  • Excellent communications and teamwork skills
  • Active DoD Secret with re-investigation occurring in the last 6 years. These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
    • Experience with system hardening, vulnerability scanning, and cyber initiatives where required. Familiar with applying STIG settings and ACAS/Nessus.
    • Automation via scripting (e.g. Perl, Python, etc.)
    • SonarQube
    • Experience supporting network device installation/troubleshooting (switches, routers, firewalls, etc.)
    • Real-time O/S on Single Board Computers
    • Experience operating test lab systems.
    • Experience documenting configuration of systems, including troubleshooting approach/methodology
    • Experience with command and control, missile, launch, and/or warning systems 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Associated topics: administrator, equipment, infrastructure, network, network administrator, router, sccm, server, tcp, tcp ip

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