Principal / Senior Principal Systems Administrator

    • Woodland Hills, CA

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal / Senior Principal Systems Administrator based out of Woodland Hills, CA. We are seeking an Information Technology Specialist to design, maintain and manage classified labs and networks at the Woodland Hills, CA location. Required is an active Top Secret clearance and the ability to meet customer eligibility requirements for our Algorithmic Warfare programs.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Maintain, secure, and upgrade our classified systems.
  • Provide PC support and server maintenance/upgrades for our classified networks.
  • Assist with meeting the increasingly complex and numerous Risk Management Framework security requirements dictated by our customers, and provide the expertise that will allow us to continue to comply as these requirements evolve.


Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelors Degree with 6 Years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 4 Years with a Master's degree; or 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Systems Administrator:
  • Bachelors Degree in a STEM field with 9 years of experience or a Masters Degree in a STEM field with 7 years of experience

Basic Qualifications:
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Extensive knowledge required in applications including Windows Server and desktop environments, all Microsoft Office products, and legacy systems and applications
  • Experience with performance tuning tools and techniques and system diagnostic tools and fault identification
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with a Top Secret clearance and ability to meet customer eligibility requirements
  • Security+ or equivalent certification, or ability to obtain within three months of start date

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience implementing, deploying and troubleshooting, MBAM, WDS, and SCCM to work with clients running Windows 10.
  • Knowledge of network hardware, including switches, hubs, routers, and fiber
  • Familiarity with scripting tools such as Windows PowerShell
  • Some Linux experience is a plus

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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