Cyber Systems Administrator 2 / 3

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a qualified Systems Administrator for a fast paced, growing, dynamic program supporting Air Forces customers and other government programs located in Las Vegas, Nevada but temporarily located in Orlando, FL for periodic training over 3 to 6 months. This position reports to the Department IT Manager and is responsible for System Administration, and supports Cybersecurity, and networking efforts.


  • Perform updates and patching of computer system
  • Configure, administer and maintain computer systems (Windows 8, SHB, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Activate Directory)
  • Configure, administer, and maintain patch deployment and management system
  • Provide patch management status reporting to management
  • Configure, monitor, maintain, and administer computer backup and recovery solution
  • Provide backup and recovery status reporting to management
  • Make recommendations for solutions to technical problems (e.g. product selection recommendations)
  • Maintain and operate virtual environments for servers and workstations
  • Write standard operating procedure documentation and develop system cold-start documentation
  • Perform auditing as delegated by ISSO, ISSM, or equivalent following defined procedures

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

This position may be hired at the Level 2 or Level 3

Education/Experience Qualifications for Level 2: Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 3 Years with Bachelors; 1 Year with Masters / an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement

Education/Experience Qualifications for Level 3: Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Year with Masters / an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement

Basic Qualifications for both Level 2 & 3:

  • DoD 8570 qualifications for IAT Level 2 position (reference for list of qualified certifications)
  • US Citizenship is required with an Active DoD Top Secret SCI clearance
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Computer Network Defense (CND), Computer Network Attack (CNA) and/or Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) activities
  • Experience Administering and maintaining Active Directory environments and group policy
  • Experience with Administering and maintaining a Windows environment (Desktop and Server operating systems)
  • Prior administration of virtualization environments using technologies such as Hyper-V, ESX, storage provisioning and networking of virtual systems
  • Previous experience in administration of secure configuration managed systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory configuration and design strategies to include Group Policy, Certificate Services, and Forest/Domain trusts
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and succinct writing style
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to train in Orlando, FL for 3 to 6 plus months

Preferred Qualifications for both Level 2 & 3:

  • Previous experience in a modeling and simulation environment
  • Rudimentary knowledge of networking (e.g. IP routing, switching, OSI layers)
  • GOTS host based defense and vulnerability assessment experience (ACAS and McAfee ePO)
  • SAN/NAS storage and SQL server knowledge
  • Logging and Scanning tools (e.g. Splunk)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of virtualization at network and server level (e.g. Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), VMWare VSphere, etc...)
  • Previous experience with patch management solutions (e.g. Solarwinds Patch manager, Windows Server Update Services, System Center Configuration Manager)

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.

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