1+ months

Principal Windows System Administrator

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 worlds 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 Baltimore/Linthicum, MD area.

**Essential Functions** :

+ Perform as a Windows System 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.

**Basic Qualifications** :

+ Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
+ Active DoD Secret security clearance.
+ Ability to be cleared to Special Access Programs.
+ Current Security+ CE, CISSP, CASP, or similar certification, or the ability to acquire certification within 6 months of hire date.
+ Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture.

**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 computer hardware in a networked environment.
+ Server management experience.
+ Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.
+ Windows domain architecture experience.
+ Understanding 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 (HBSS/Solar Winds/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: $88,000.00 - $132,000.00

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Posted: 2022-01-27 Expires: 2022-07-10

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