Principal Windows Systems Administrator

    • San Diego, CA

Information Technology

Qualifications:

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Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organization is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the San Diego, CA area.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management
  • Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary
  • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems
  • 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
  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts
  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions
Develops computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with the company's system architecture standards. Establishes and documents system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software systems compatibility and coordinates and/or modifies system parameters in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage.

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