Systems Administrator 2/3



At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Are you looking to join a growing, dynamic team supporting a critical mission for the government? Do you enjoy systems administration and creating solutions for complex system problems? Northrop Grumman Missions Systems (NGMS) Sector is seeking a Systems Administrator 2/3 to join a support team located at our Aurora, CO location.

This system administrator will primarily be responsible for responding to tickets submitted by users of a laboratory environment. Primary tasks will including:

  • Deploy monthly patch updates to Windows machines
  • Deploy, manage, maintain, and support Microsoft Windows servers and workstations
  • Create and configure VMs within VMWare vSphere
  • Create user accounts and administer user privileges within active directory
  • Assist users with debugging and resolving identified issues on their systems
  • Respond to monitored alerts to quickly identify trouble source and implement resolution
  • Assist with implementation of automated processes or functions to improve daily operations as directed
  • Assist with implementation of technical security technology and IT projects as directed
  • Collaborate in authoring system documentation and procedures

    Basic Qualifications:

    Systems Administrator 2:
    • 3 years of System Administration experience with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or another STEM discipline or 7 years of System Administration Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • Active TS/SCI Clearance and Counter-intelligence Polygraph
    • Experience loading, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows operating systems, including Windows Server and Windows 7.
    • Experience with virtualization and/or cloud technologies such as VMware vSphere, Oracle PCA, Hyper-V, or Amazon Web Services
    • Strong background in Windows administration including Active Directory, Group Policy, and WSUS

    Systems Administrator 3:
    • 6 years of System Administration experience with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or another STEM discipline or 10 years of System Administration will be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • Active TS/SCI Clearance and Counter-intelligence Polygraph
    • Experience loading, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows operating systems, including Windows Server and Windows 7.
    • Experience with virtualization and/or cloud technologies such as VMware vSphere, Oracle PCA, Hyper-V or Amazon Web Services
    • Strong background in Windows administration including Active Directory, Group Policy, and WSUS


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Full Scope Polygraph
    • Experience with implementing infrastructures within Amazon Web Services
    • Experience with Linux/Unix systems administration
    • CompTIA Security Certification or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT II or III certification
    • Scripting experience with bash, Python, or Powershell
    • Experience with automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible


    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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