Windows System Administrator (Rolling Meadows)
Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Server Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Rolling Meadows, IL.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large classified government contract
- Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.
- Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
- Able to support multiple networks.
- Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
- Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
- Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
- Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.
- Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
- Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
- Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
- Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.
- Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
- Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
- Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
- Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
- Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
- Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
- Master's Degree with no IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 4 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 6 years ofIT experience is required
- Must have a currentIAT level 2 DOD 8570 baseline certification (example:Security+ CE); OR you must have theability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
- Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
- Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed
- Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher)in order to be considered
- The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a STEM related field, plus 3 years of Windows / VMware / VSphere / VCenter server administration experience, to includesome Linux or Networking knowledge
- Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
- Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment
- Server (Dell/HP) management and SAN/NAS storage device knowledge
- Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.
- Windows domain architecture experience
- Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems
- Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.
- VMWare experience with current version
- Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
- Rudimentary Scripting (PowerShell)
- Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
- Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
- DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)
- Currently Active Top Secret Clearance desirable
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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