Sr Principal Sys Storage Engr

Adversaries, cybercriminals and cyber terrorists, are working every hour of every day to develop new means to compromise networks, to seize valuable intellectual property and personal data, and to gain an advantage on the digital battlefield. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to see to it that they fail. Speed, stealth and precision - keys to controlling the physical domains of land, sea, air and space are imperatives in controlling the cyber domain. Our talented employees make advances every day based on these imperatives and are committed to providing the most advanced protection for our customers against the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum. Our company is trusted with securing some of the most high-risk systems and continues to be the trusted provider of mission enabled solutions for the security or our nation and allies. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting times to join our team. So come join us and experience the value of performance.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Data Storage Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Senior Data Storage Engineer is responsible for the technical planning, integration, verification and validation, and effectiveness for total systems.
Identify incidents, diagnose and resolve problems, and assist with storage usage and features.
Perform reliable, secure backup and recovery across the enterprise in accordance with all applicable policies and procedures.
Manage multiple file storage clusters, enforcing quotas on storage limits where required. Create and manage multiple security groups to ensure least-privileged access to program data.
Create and update documentation for backup procedures, solutions, licensing and applicable project artifacts.
Perform weekly tape rotations to off-site facilities from multiple locations.
Identify and manage support issues; coordinate communications between local groups and multiple vendor support staff to resolve complex issues.
Provide technical expertise to junior personnel. Provide periodic, informal, on-site knowledge transfer, as needed, to other Storage Team members covering the management, normal operation, and maintenance of the backup infrastructure.
After-Hours or call-in support is a possibility.

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Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience required. Additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree or additional 2 years with Associates degree..
Strong understanding of Symantec NetBackup.
Ability to develop solutions to complex technical problems.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical details, approaches and findings.
Working knowledge of all NAS/SAN protocols and how to implement.
Experience working in a backup environment using NetBackup software supporting multiple operating systems.
Experience performing data restores and troubleshooting failed backups.
Experience with backup hardware including tape libraries, tape drives, and media management.
Experience configuring and managing a fiber channel environment.
Experience with disaster recovery planning and implementation strategies to best mitigate the impact on business operations.3
Experience administering Windows 7, 10 and RHEL.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, often high-stress, environment.
Must able to lift / carry 40+ pounds

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI is required with the ability to pass Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with multiple storage devices including NetApp, Isilon, and Dell / Compellent.
Experience with Quantum and Dell backup hardware.
Experience with Cisco MDS fiber-channel switches.
Experience with VMware and configuring backend storage for virtual machines.
Experience with Cisco UCS and IBM Blade Chassis systems.

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


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