Cyber Systems Engineer 5 - Operations Lead

Adversaries, cybercriminals and cyber terrorists, are working every hour of every day to develop new means to compromise networks, to seize valuable intellectual property and personal data, and to gain an advantage on the digital battlefield. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to see to it that they fail. Speed, stealth and precision - keys to controlling the physical domains of land, sea, air and space are imperatives in controlling the cyber domain. Our talented employees make advances every day based on these imperatives and are committed to providing the most advanced protection for our customers against the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum. Our company is trusted with securing some of the most high-risk systems and continues to be the trusted provider of mission enabled solutions for the security or our nation and allies. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting times to join our team. So come join us and experience the value of performance.

This position is for a System Engineer to support System Engineering and test activities to achieve the goals for each Spin. The primary role for this position is to provide Integration, Test, and support for integrating, deploying, upgrading, and monitoring fielded capability. The position is located in Annapolis Junction, MD.

Description of Position:
Provide administration of bare-metal and virtual servers, operating system configuration, and other related support to the program. Interface with the client network, storage, and security teams. Provide support for development, testing, system integration, installation scripts, and other duties to support the program.

As part of the Operations Support Team, the SA is required to work core hours, Mon Fri 40 hours per week and support on-call rotation and occasional weekend and after hours' software deployments, upgrades, and repairs as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Twenty (20) years' experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required (experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and leading Systems Engineering efforts in an Systems Operations role is required
  • Participates in establishing and gaining approvalof the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that providesa common reference point for hardware and software developers
  • Assists with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a Systems Administrator in a technical role on an operations team
  • Experience with equipment specification, setup, problem resolution, and network support related to computer hardware and software
  • Experience configuring, tuning, and maintaining servers Dell servers HP blade servers, HP SAN, KVM switches
  • Experience working with, implementing and maintaining GIT or similar version control systems
  • Experience working with client mandated security, lab and production environment management, receipt of property, and ordering processes
  • 3 years Red Hat/CentOS environment
  • Proficiency in Linux systems administration, maintenance, and security (including scripting and automation tools like Python/Bash/Shell/Perl/Puppet/Cobbler, PXE Boot and Ansible).
  • Full understanding of the Linux security model including file and directory permissions, user group management, ACL management and network access control
  • Experience with Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Experience with system capacity planning and future hardware and architecture requirements documentation
  • Experience with some of the network security skills: Multiple Domain, PKI Implementation, SSP Development, Vulnerability Assessment
  • Experience with some of the web implementation: Apache Webserver/Tomcat, Firefox and IE, GWT, JBOSS. Servlets, WebLogic
  • Experience in working within agile software development teams
  • A demonstrated ability and willingness to document procedures is a must


Education: Bachelor's Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree

Security: Candidate must have TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience setting up and maintaining hardware and OS monitoring systems including using the findings to implement tuning improvements
  • Experience working with Nagios, SPLUNK and Oracle 12C
  • Experience with administration of systems running a non-SQL database such as Mongo or Hadoop


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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