Systems Administrator 5

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs ePerformance Program. This position isbased in our McLean, VA location and allows for full-time telework. The position will support our Northrop Grumman Cloud Platform (NGCP) in our FedRAMP certified Amazon Web Services environment. The candidate will interface with our existing NGCP team, but have responsibility for standup and maintenance of our VA instance of ePerformance.
The candidate will be responsible for handling day-to-day information technology (IT) operations for the program's various computer systems and network infrastructure. Regular duties to include providing general production and non-production support including building, deploying, and maintaining physical and virtual servers, debugging system issues, supporting general O&M assignments, performing and maintaining backups, working with the program team to identify and resolve issues, troubleshooting devices and issues independently or in conjunction with vendor support, supporting network switches, firewall, load balancers, cables and equipment, making recommendations for future upgrades, supporting and maintaining a local network, managing a virtualized server infrastructure, interacting with IT and Development teams to build, deploy, integrate and support ePerformance, performing upgrades, deploying enhancements, and completing all required patch and remediation activities, as well as ensuring systems are compliant with STIG requirements.

Responsibilities also include maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction, consistently delivering timely, high quality products and services on current and future efforts, and working effectively with our employees, subcontractors, and the VA's staff in a diverse team environment.

In addition to providing Systems Administration support, the candidate may be required to provide ad hoc support to the FedRAMP project manager during our yearly audit including documentation support.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and 10+ years Systems Administration experience
  • 8+ years of Windows Administration experience
  • Experience building and maintaining physical and virtual servers
  • Experience deploying patches
  • Fundamental understanding of server related networking
  • Excellent listening, analytical, oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team or independently as required
  • Must be available to provide scheduled and ad hoc evening and weekend support
  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Trust designation security clearance
  • Must be a US Citizen
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, four (4) years of relevant experience can be substituted for a degree
  • Extensive experience installing, configuring and troubleshooting the LogRhythm SIEM solution on a variety of high volume corporate platforms and/or Cloud Based PaaS solutions (AWS Preferred).
  • Extensive experience architecting, building, and troubleshooting secure AWS Cloud Platforms with an emphasis on Active Directory ArchitectureEngineeringAdministration, LANWAN Traffic Analysis, PaaS perimeter protection devices and techniques, and secure multi-region services integration.
  • Extensive experience building and administering virtual platforms with an emphasis on AWS PaaS solutions hosting Windows 2012R2/2016 Servers and RHEL 6.x/7.x, Ubuntu LTS, AWS Linux.
  • Experience with AWS based SOPHOS UTM, Nessus, and CA PAM virtual security appliance configurations.
  • Deep working knowledge of NIST 800-53 Rev. 4 & FIPS140-2 level 2/level 3 controls and their application to achievingmaintaining FedRAMP certification.
  • VMware experience
  • Experience with Apache server
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) administration experience
  • Scripting Experience
  • Active Directory Experience
  • Web services Experience
  • DNS Experience
  • Experience working within an Agile framework


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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