Linux Systems Administrator 3/4

Expand your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Sunnyvale, CA area.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for a government contract
  • Managing and maintaining secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations
  • Supporting bare-metal and virtual machines
  • Installing, hardening and patching Linux operating systems
  • Developing and documenting technical procedures
  • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and mount file systems in Linux environments
  • Configure and execute daily data replication for tape backup
  • Assign and monitor proper backup schedule for data
  • Test data recovery from replication and tape backup
  • Read, modify and create shell script and scripts in various other languages
  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments
  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required
  • Install and configure COTS software, and perform configuration and maintenance in Linux environments
  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management
  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations
  • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers

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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 a level 4.



Basic qualifications for a level 3:
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience or 9 years of related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Current IAM DoD level 1 Security certification (CAP, GSLC or Security+ CE) or able to obtain within 6 months of start date.
  • Able to administer Solaris OS (zone installation, management, replication).
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to manage fiber channel switches for SAN storage and backup library.
  • Manage Hitachi SAN Storage.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Experience managing Redhat/Centos Linux server environments.

Basic qualifications for a level 4:
  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years of related experience or 13 years of related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Current IAM DoD level 1 Security certification (CAP, GSLC or Security+ CE) or able to obtain within 6 months of start date.
  • Able to administer Solaris OS (zone installation, management, replication).
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to manage fiber channel switches for SAN storage and backup library.
  • Manage Hitachi SAN Storage.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Experience designing and architecting Redhat Linux server environments including but not limited to Satellite Server.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in IS related field.
  • Redhat System Administration certification(s).
  • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp) administration (ONTAP 8.x or higher ; CDOT).
  • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts to include all commonly-used RAID-levels.
  • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience.
  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities.
  • Experience hardening Redhat systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs.
  • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience.
  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience.
  • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat iptables).
  • Experience building custom rpm software packages for Redhat platforms.
  • Windows (7, 10) administration experience; Windows Server 2008/2012 experience.
  • Group Policies(GPOs) experience.
  • Active Directory management experience.
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.
  • Currently Active Secret clearance or higher.

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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