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Northrop Grumman

Principal Systems Administrator - Level 1 Help Desk (24-137) (BLSk)

Colorado Springs, CO

CO Salary Range: USD 88,600.00 - 133,000.00 per year

Requisition ID: R10156338
Category: Information Technology
Location: Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States of America
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. Northrop Grumman Space Systems-Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Systems Administrator-Level 1 Help Desk (24-137) (BLSk) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

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Position Overview:
This position will operate, maintain, and manage Linux-based systems supporting a software development environment. It is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Windows/Linux environment and backup and recovery (including disaster recovery) of system data. The candidate must be an adept problem solver and work well with team members in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must also have technical skills to support a diverse environment, including server setup, deployment, and maintenance.
Essential Functions:

Linux system administration, System Security Implementations, Linux shell scripting, Ansible playbook development and management, security enhanced (SE) Linux, and Red Hat repository administration.
* Must have a working knowledge of Agile principles and practices.
* Ensure all data is being backed up regularly.
* Ensure the backup system is functioning correctly and periodically test the backup system by restoring files.
* Respond appropriately to any system security/virus incident discovered.
* Install, configure, monitor, manage, and maintain all Linux-based servers.
* Create and maintain Linux server documentation.
* Create and maintain Linux system administration processes and procedures.
* Install, configure, manage, and maintain Linux server-based applications.
* Ensure Linux-based systems have the appropriate patches installed, including but not limited to security, applications, and OS.
* Ensure Linux-based systems are running current versions of antivirus software with current virus definition files.
* Create, manage, and maintain security groups.
* Create, manage, and maintain user accounts.
* Monitor, manage, and maintain storage systems and devices.
* Create and maintain Windows/Linux server images.
* Recommend system enhancements, including but not limited to servers, applications, storage, processes, and procedures.
* Recommend when additional system resources are required, or existing ones should be retired.
* Ensure all appropriate asset management functions are completed as required.
* Ensure all Linux servers are configured to comply with all appropriate security policies.
* All other tasks the IT site lead or IT manager assigns.
* Create, deploy, and maintain Linux desktop, notebook images, and notebook distribution packages for software applications.
* Ensure Linux desktop and notebook computers are configured to comply with all appropriate security policies.
* Assist the help desk in responding to end users' requests/issues.
* Knowledge of applying containers (Docker) and container orchestration (Kubernetes). Container experience as well
Basic Qualifications:
Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume if applicable.

An active Secret clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.
* 6 years with a Bachelor's degree in a related field; 4 years with a Master's degree , 10 years experience in lieu of a degree.
* Must possess a DoD 8140 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
* Experience with LINUX
Preferred Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI clearance is highly desired.
* Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Multi-Factor Authentication implementation like IPA and ADFS, OpenShift, OpenStack, VMware ESXI, QAS/VAS, Windows, Active Directory, Backup and Recovery, Containers and Container Orchestration products.
* Knowledge of Git, Nexus, Jenkins, Jira, and Confluence.
* Understand the concept of PaaS and SaaS.
* Understanding of configuration managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
* Understanding of the Agile processes.
* Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery and its application to IT and IT products.
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:
Salary Range: *$88,600 - $133,000
The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

Client-provided location(s): Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO 80930, USA
Job ID: NorthropGrumman-R10156338
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Four-Day Work Week
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led

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