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Senior Principal Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman | Colorado Springs CO 80997 USA | Full Time | Posted: 03/20/2020

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Northrop Grumman is a pioneering company. We design, develop, build and support some of the world's most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivaled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars.

Whether it's making a 200 ton airplane invisible, predicting cyber-attacks before they happen or solving the mysteries of the universe, wherever the boundaries of possible are being pushed, Northrop Grumman is there.

For 60 years, Northrop Grumman has anticipated the future of military space. From the launch pad to orbit, we deliver everything from missile systems to spacecraft to launch and command and control systems. We are dedicated to providing strategic defense, secure and reliable communications, robust missile warning and advanced space situational awareness to support our customers.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a
Senior Principal Systems Administrator based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What you'll get to Do:

  • This position provides Windows system administrator (SA) support, including server/client installation, integration and Configuration of systems, as well as development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • The SA will work in a customer-owned facility on Schriever AFB
  • This is a day-staff position that may require infrequent after-hour duties as assigned by the SA team lead due to the
  • Nature of maintaining 24/7 information systems.
  • Install/configure Windows operating systems and software applications
  • Configure Windows OS security setting/parameters in accordance DISA security requirements
  • Install Windows OS security patches and antivirus software updates
  • Group Policy Management
  • Create/manage Windows user accounts and security groups
  • Manager password and Smartcard maintenance
  • Schedule and monitor data backups
  • Perform periodic inventory of assigned IT assets and update IT asset management databases
  • Diagnose and resolve hardware/software problems/issues
  • Create scripts to automate system administration tasks


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors with 10 years of experience; AA/AS Degree with 12 years of experience; 8 years with Masters, or 14 years relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Configure, administer, and maintain computer systems (Such as: Windows 7, Windows
  • 10, Server 2008 R2 Server 2012R2, Server 2016, Active Directory, etc...)
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance/access and be able to maintain clearance/access
  • Some travel required between Aurora, Boulder, & Colorado Springs, CO
  • Ability to make decisions that impact the organization's credibility, operations and services
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT level II approved certification (Security+ CE) or the ability to obtain an IAT level II certification within 90 days of start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT level II approved certification (Security+ CE)
  • Net Software development with Visual Studio
  • MS SQL Server development and administration
  • Load-balancing web servers
  • Cisco Call Manager
  • Cherwell ITSM

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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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Location Colorado Springs, CO, 80997, United States
Categories Computer Software
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI

Location Maptop

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