Staff Cloud Systems Administrator

Are you ready to leverage your security clearance, knowledge and technical experience in a new role? Are you motivated to work in an environment that will challenge you, force you to continuously innovate, and work on solutions that make a difference for our customers? Do you want to be part of a transformation that leverages the cloud to build and deliver new capabilities? If so, there is a future for you to support a portfolio of highly visible and strategic programs at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking multiple Cloud Administrators to support faced-paced cutting edge programs ensuring national security and defense. The positions are located in the Annapolis Junction, MD greater area.

This position represents immediate opportunities across multiple programs. Though each program has specific labor categories which must be met prior to placement, all candidates must minimally meet the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional systems administration experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Basic Qualifications:
15+ years of experience with Systems Administration and/or Cloud Administration in similar environments
Experience administering Linux OS
Cloud Skills such as Hadoop, AWS, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, HDFS, Accumulo and/or Cassandra
Scripting such as BASH, Python, Perl and/or Groovy
CM tools such as Jira, Git and/or Subversion
Familiarity with Provisioning tools such as Ansible, Puppet, and/or Salt
Monitoring Tools such as Nagios, Splunk and/or Wireshark
Virtualization tools such as VMware and/or MASH
Experience leading projects and/or teams

Security: Active TS/SCI w/Polygraph is required

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Cloud Administrator Certification
Nessus scans
Familiarity with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud
CM tools such as Jira, Git and/or Subversion
ELK Stack
Network products such as Cisco, Brocade, Juniper Networks

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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