Data Center Technician 4

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Data Center Server Administrator 4 to join our Enterprise Shared Services Support team in Redondo Beach CA. The position provides day-to-day operational support for an Enterprise Data Center.

Applicants should display excellent technical problem solving skills, a solid understanding of Windows server operating systems, end-user support in an Active Directory environment and general understanding of LAN/WAN networking. This position will also play a significant local support presence in tasks workflow and implementation, coordination of both Prod/Dev support, and act as the local technical point of contact for EDC infrastructure related requests and issues.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Function as a multiple shift member of the team responsible for 24x7x365 on-call system administration in a mission critical large enterprise environment.

Provide technical support for the Physical/Virtual server infrastructure, incident, change and problem management ticketing systems, including operating system security & patch management.

Responsible for equipment life cycle management, including the installation, configuration, and upgrade of equipment in a multi-platform environment consisting of Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux.

Manages and maintains a smooth operation while working with networking, storage, and application teams, along with other system administrators that are remote and on site.

Provide escort to un-cleared personnel or vendors in order to remediate outages, equipment failures or contracted installations.

Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes.

Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

Top Secret Clearance (TS) is required - Active preferred.

Experience working with Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2, Microsoft Cluster Services, Windows scripting and VMWare Environment.

Knowledge of HP/IBM/Dell server hardware and Service Management Tool.

Must be able to work well within a team environment.

Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously.

The ability to lift 50 pounds and the ability to work from ladders to install equipment and cabling as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Technical degree from an accredited college or university in a related field

Microsoft Certification such as MCP, MCSE or MCSA.

IBM Tivoli, VMware, EMC, CISCO or Security certifications, a plus

Knowledge of SAN/NAS storage technologies, 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 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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