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Linux System Administrator 2/3 (Aurora CO)

Northrop Grumman | Aurora CO 80247 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/29/2020

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Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Aurora, CO area. Roles and responsibilities include:
  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for a classified government contract
  • Managing and maintaining secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations s upporting bare-metal and virtual machines
  • Installing, hardening and patching Linux operating systems
  • Developing and documenting technical procedures
  • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and mount file systems in Linux environments
  • Read, modify and create shell script and scripts in various other languages
  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments
  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required
  • Install and configure COTS software, and perform configuration and maintenance in Linux environments
  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management

  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations
  • Occasional travel to customer sites or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities
  • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers

This position may be filled at the higher level based on the below qualifications.

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Qualifications:

This position may be filled at either level 2 or level 3, depending on the below qualifications.

Basic Qualifications for Level 2:
  • Master's degree with 0 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of IT experience; OR an Associate's degree with 4 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 6 years of IT experience is required
  • Must have experience managing Redhat Linux server environments
  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level II baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start
  • 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 (at a minimum) to be considered

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:
  • Master's degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associate's degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of IT experience is required
  • Must have 2 year of experience managing Redhat Linux server environments
  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level II baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start
  • 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 (at a minimum) to be considered


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in an information systems related field
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments
  • Linux+ and/or RHCSA (Redhat Certified System Administrator) certification(s)
  • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp or EMC) administration
  • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts to include all commonly-used RAID-levels
  • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience
  • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities; Experience hardening Redhat systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs
  • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience
  • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience
  • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat "iptables")
  • Experience building custom "rpm" software packages for Redhat platforms

  • Windows (7, 10) administration experience; Windows Server 2008/2012 experience; Group

  • Policies (GPOs) experience; Active Directory management experience

  • Solid writing skills and use of Wiki pages and SharePoint sites for documentation

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification

  • Currently Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance


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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Location Aurora, CO, 80247, United States
Categories Computer Software
Sec Clearances Secret

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