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Principal Cyber Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman | Annapolis Junction MD 20701 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/29/2020

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Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Security organization supporting the Intelligence and Incident Response Team infrastructure deployed to the Northrop Grumman Managed Network (NGMN). Northrop Grumman's Intelligence and Response (I&R) team, is tasked with a unique cyber mission to provide counterintelligence and cyber threat protection to Northrop Grumman's intellectual property, networks and sensitive data against a variety of highly skilled adversaries.

The I&R team is looking for an experienced and highly motivated system administrator to join our Operations Support team and assist with installing hardware and software, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting various mission critical systems. These solutions support and integrate with various operating system platforms within the NGMN.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Management of Linux servers, storage devices, and networking equipment
• Enforcing server security policies
• Managing back-ups and replication schemes
• Automating the management and monitoring of systems
• Analyzing vendor products and making recommendations to purchase hardware and software.
• Generate reports on operational problems, plans, and progress.
• Write or contribute to standard operating procedures and other documents.
This shall include providing status on all non-recurring projects and infrastructure activities, ensuring that all formal processes, procedures and work instructions are followed appropriately, and that all customer requirements are met by all engineering designs and installations.

Work outside of normal work hours to support operational requirements as needed is required. Occasional travel within the US and possibly abroad to NG facilities and data centers is required.


Basic Qualifications:

• Must be eligible to obtain a DoD Secret clearance with the ability to
upgrade to a DoD Top Secret Clearance.

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent communications skills

• Linux server administration

• Scripting languages (Perl,Python,PHP)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree with minimum 6 years of systems administration related

to Computer Network Defense analytical tools. Equivalent education or

experience will be considered.

• Experience with cyber defense infrastructure components (e.g. SIEM, IDS,

proxy, etc.)

• Experience with cloud-based cyber operations

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 Annapolis Junction, MD, 20701, United States
Categories Computer Software
Sec Clearances Secret

Location Maptop

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Job Code 20015415