AWS Cyber Systems Administrator 3/4

Do you desire a patriotic role and the chance to defend our nation's cyber infrastructure? Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? If so, then look to join the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems team.

The AWS Cyber Systems Administrator 3/4 role will be located in McLean, VA. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Position Description:

  • The Cyber Systems Administrator provides support for upkeep, configuration and reliable daily operations of computer systems in an AWS cloud environment.
  • Manages daily activities related to configuration and operation of IT systems.
  • Provides system admin functions for end users including but not limited to accessing and using IT systems.
  • Provides support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution.
  • Optimizes system operations and resource utilization, and perform system capacity analysis and planning.

Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or 4.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of 5 years related technical experience required for the level 3 role.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years related technical experience required for the level 4 role.
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility is required. In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation for continued employment.
  • Experience should be as a Systems Administrator in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity.
  • Strong understanding of Linux OS administration and its command line tools or Strong understanding of Windows server administration.
  • Familiarity with network concepts, including firewalls, switches, routing and IPTables.
  • Experience installing, configuring and administering Web and application servers.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Perl, or PowerShell.

Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • AWS certification or equivalence AWS experiences.
  • Active Security certification a plus.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile Software Development Methodology.
  • Strong understanding of Linux OS administration and its command line tools or Strong understanding of Windows server administration.
  • Experience managing and monitoring cloud based 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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