AIX Comm Systems Engineer 3/4

Northrop Grumman is seeking candidates for the position ofAIX Communications SystemsEngineer 3/4 in Boulder, CO.
Primary responsibility is to support the hardware design, development, and integration of ground processing stations of satellite data. These systems have a mix of Operating Systems (AIX, LINUX, IRIX, and Windows) in both development lab environments and deployed operational environments.
Perform new server builds using a Chef and NIM based provisioning environment, and perform level 2 support for system configuration, setup, and requested baseline configuration changes. Duties may include scripting for optimizing IT environment, project management for defining and implementing upgrades to the IT environment, and serving as consultant for computer problems beyond the knowledge of engineering staff.
Communications SystemsEngineers must demonstrate a blend of engineering, advanced technical skills and excellent communication abilities. Qualified candidates must demonstrate aptitude commensurate with their level in the following areas:

  • Administration of classified network systems within strict security policies and procedures
  • Good understanding of seven-layer OSI model
  • Name Service design, best-practices, configuration & maintenance (NIS, LDAP, DNS)
  • Familiar with AIX operating system configurations ( IBM Blades, LPARs, VIO Servers, HMC, NIM, etc.)
  • Defining, understanding & implementing computer lab requirements
  • Knowledge of and experience with DoD security standards and systems hardening, such as DISA STIG.
  • Perform technical research leading to solutions for system
  • Provide troubleshooting and first level customer support
  • Creating accurate, detailed technical procedures & integration plans
  • Developing detailed documentation for Hardware Requirements Specification and High Level
  • Design documents for deliverable systems


This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.
This requisition may be filled at eithera level 3 or a level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:
  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or related field and 5+ years of experience
  • Experience working with AIX computing systems
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:
  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or related field and 9+ years of experience
  • Experience working with IBM AIX computing systems, Red Hat Linux a plus.
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • C ommunications systems engineering and development experience in tactical military communications or equivalent operational experience using Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Hardware components and/or Design and Integration experience for DoD mobile shelters or fixed site Command and Control facilities
  • Systems Integration background
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including MS Project and MS Visio is a plus
  • Familiarity with the requirements contained within DoD 8570.01-M is a plus
  • Familiarity with sensor processing and control systems is desired
  • CISSP certification
  • IBM AIX certification(s)
  • Security + Certification


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}


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