Principal Linux Systems Administrator - TS/SCI

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a mid-level Linux systems administrator to support a multi-tiered and complex set of programs and applications.

The ideal candidate will execute efforts supporting incremental software deliveries that could require reconfiguration and continuous restructuring / builds of the current infrastructure as new baselines are delivered. They will initially be responsible for: GOTs/COTs SW installs, monitor system health, remedying problems, Security Hardening, perform updates and patching. He or She will work individually, participate actively on integrated teams, and lead multiple tasks, projects and/or teams. They may also oversee and monitor performance across several disciplines, and when required, take steps to resolve issues.

In this role the candidate will perform tasks of senior level technicians, specialists, and or managers not performed at level 3 due to the size and/or complexity of the tasks. Provide expert guidance and direction to Government and Vendor senior level technicians and managers. May direct multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through to project completion.

This program has positions located in Herndon, VA/ Reston, VA /Bolling AFB, DC.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years of experience, Master's degree and 4+, Associates degree and 8, 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Must possess a current or active Top Secret/SCI clearance with the ability to successfully complete a poly.
Must have Linux Administration experience.
Current Security+ CE Certification (or equivalency), or ability to obtain Security+ CE before starting
Experience performing system backups, maintaining archives, and data recovery.

Preferred Qualifications:

Good working knowledge of scripting languages (sh, bash, perl)
Experience with VMWare vSphere
Experience with VMWare storage technologies (e.g., VMDK, vSAN)
Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
Experience with Splunk
Experience administering Oracle RDBMS and PostgreSQL
Experience administering in AWS environment

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