Staff Cyber Systems Engineer

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 Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.


Basic Qualifications:
At least nineteen (19) years' experience as a hands-on Systems Engineer providing technical leadership for a team of infrastructure system administrators.
At least ten (10) years' experience leading, planning, conducting, and coordinating the activities of senior level system engineers;
At least three (3) years of SIGINT experience solving varied technical/scientific problems, and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule
Experience with cross platform system administration (Linux and Windows).
Experience leading systems analysis, design, and architecture efforts.
Demonstrated the ability to solve complex system/integration problems through innovative solutions.
Experience administering user accounts, performing server subsystem configuration, network management, installation of software, performing backups, configuration management, and general maintenance.
Understanding of fundamental networking and distributed computing environment concepts, Microsoft Windows and Linux desktop systems, performance tuning and capacity planning of servers (hardware and software levels)
Ability to write Perl and/or Shell scripts.
Experience using NIS, LDAP, SIMP or Active Directory for cross platform management.
Experience with server virtualization.
Experience with MachineShop and/or Cloud (AWS/OpenStack) technologies.
Knowledge of Ansible or Puppet for software deployment/configuration management.
Experience managing power, space and cooling issues.
Familiarity with the installation and configuration in a FOSS/COTS/GOTS environment.
Knowledge of Corporate services: NiagaraFiles (NiFi), ISLANDTRANSPORT, CASPORT, load balancing, and PKI.
Understanding of how Java, C/CC++, DBMS, and Perl work together.

Additional Requirements:
Experience leading teams of administrators and interfacing with user communities/technical customers.
Server virtualization.
Experience with cross platform system administration (Linux and Windows).
Familiar with agency corporate software baseline.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.

Security Clearance: Must have Active TS/SCI w/Poly clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Advance System Administration skills.
Experience with administering both virtual machines and bare metal servers.
Knowledge of Ansible or Puppet for software deployment and configuration management.
Knowledge of Perl and/or Shell scripting.
Ability to support a fast-paced program; service requests managed via JIRA ticketing and Confluence.

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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