AIX Comm Systems Engineer 3/4

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an AIX Communications Systems Engineerbased out of Boulder, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

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
  • Familiar with AIX operating system configurations ( IBM Blades, LPARs, VIO Servers, HMC, NIM, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience with DoD security standards and systems hardening, such as DISA STIG.
  • Provide troubleshooting and first level customer support
  • Developing detailed documentation for Hardware Requirements Specification and High Level
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

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Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

"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.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

Qualifications for a Level 3:
  • Bachelor's degreein Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, orother STEM disciplineand 5+ years of System Administration experience
  • Experience working with AIX computing systems
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI
  • Demonstrated experience working in afast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
Qualifications for a Level 4:
  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or other STEM discipline and 9+ years of System Administration experience
  • Experience working with AIX computing systems
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI
  • Demonstrated experienceworking in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Communications 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
What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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