Cyber Systems Administrator

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Responsibilities for this Pipeline requisition are:

How do cyber terrorists get past the industry's best? They don't. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division is the place for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Cyber Systems Administrator 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in the DC Metro area.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years' experience or Master's degree and 4 years' experience is required. (4 years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree
  • 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
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance with FS polygraph
  • Postgres Database experience
  • JIVE COTS knowledge/experience
  • Experience with intrusion detection and vulnerability scanning tools
  • Experience with AWS and cloud computing
  • Experience with Unix, Linux and/or CENTOS systems administration.
  • Experience with OS patching and upgrading COTS software.
  • Experience writing scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Perl, or PowerShell
  • Familiarity with network concepts, including firewalls, switches, routing and IPTables
  • Experience installing, configuring and administering Web and application servers
  • Experience designing, integrating and deploying systems based on COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors.
  • Experience with implementing Data Center High Availability and Disaster Recovery.
  • Experience managing a virtualized environment
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools such as Chef and Puppet
  • Experience managing and monitoring cloud based systems (such as Hadoop, Cassandra, Accumulo, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK stack), NiFi, Etc)
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile Software Development Methodology
  • Experience with VMware
  • Active Security certification a plus

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 a complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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