Pipeline - Linux Systems Administrator - Boulder, CO - All Levels

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... Northrop Grumman is seeking a Linux System Administrator to join our team in defining the future. This position can be filled at any level and will be located in Boulder, Colorado. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services team, supporting Sensor Exploitation Systems' and the Mission Systems Sector.

Roles and Responsibilities:

System Administrators are responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining multi-purposed servers, as well as respond to and plan for service outages. Duties include creating/maintaining scripts for automation, project management for computer systems-related projects, collaborating with peer administrators, training junior administrators, and consulting for computer problems beyond the knowledge of engineering staff.

  • Administration of classified nix systems within strict security policies and procedures [STIG/DSS]
  • Configuration & maintenance of Red Hat tools such as Identity Management (IPA) and Satellite Server
  • OS installations and network configurations on servers and workstations
  • Defining, understanding & implementing computer lab requirements.
  • Perform technical research leading to solutions for system or software limitations
  • COTS SW installation, configuration and maintenance (to include first-level application support for users)
  • Creating accurate, detailed technical procedures & installation instructions
  • DIACAP accreditation of classified systems, NISPOM, and participation in DSS audits
  • Configure and administer virtual machines using VMware VSphere 6.x
  • Unix-to-Windows interoperability and configurations using Centrify

The selected candidate will have the ability to apply technical skills and experience in managing selected
nix servers and numerous workstations supporting highly skilled engineers working with advanced programming languages and algorithms. Additionally, they will manage and maintain a smooth operation of workstations while working with network, software, and hardware engineers that are remote and on site. They will design and develop server disaster recovery strategies and ensure data integrity by evaluating, proposing, implementing and managing software and hardware solutions. Other key responsibilities will be to recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management, as well as develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.

Please note: This is a Pipeline Requisition for upcoming hiring needs

This position description does not represent a current opening. However, Northrop Grumman may usethis position to identify candidates with particular skills and experience for frequently filled positions at all levels. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future opportunitieswith Northrop Grumman, and may be contacted to interview with the hiring team.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 6 monthsof Linux Systems Administration experience; OR aBachelor's degree and 2 years of Linux Systems Administration experience; OR an Associates degree and 4 years of Linux Systems Administration experience is required.
  • Must have at least 6 monthsof experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
  • Must have a DoD 8570 IAT level 2 certification (example: Security+ CE), or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of your start date.
  • Candidates must have a current DODSecret level security clearance (at a minimum) to be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree in a STEMdisciplineand 5 years of RHEL v6+ experience, as well as VMware and Windows Server 2008 experience.
  • Linux+ certification is desirable.
  • Experience with VSphere would be helpful.
  • Knowledge of STIGs is preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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