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Linux Systems Administrator 3/4

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals.

Roles and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator on large classified government contracts.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral formats.
  • 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 Cyber Security team.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions ESSysAdmin
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    This position may filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

    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 Associates degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a HS Diploma / GED with 9 years of IT experience is required
    • Must have 1 year of experience managing Linux servers
    • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT Level II certification (ex: Security + CE) OR must have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date
    • Candidates must have a current Top Secret security clearancewith SCI access and a current Polygraph completed within the last 5 years in order to be considered Basic Qualifications for Level 4:
      • Master's degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 9 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 11 years of IT experience; OR a HS Diploma / GED with 13 years of IT experience is required
      • Must have 3 years of experience managing Linux servers
      • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT Level II certification (ex: Security + CE) OR must have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date
      • Candidates must have a current Top Secret security clearancewith SCI access and a current Polygraph completed within the last 5 years in order to be considered Preferred Qualifications:
        • The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a STEM related discipline, a Redhat Certified Engineer certification, a Security+ CE, and 5+ years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server administration in an SCI classified environment
        • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments
        • Experience with Trusted Guard
        • Redhat System Administration certification(s)
        • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp) administration (ONTAP 8.x or higher ; CDOT)
        • 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 Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD
          Salary Range 2: $109,100 USD - $163,700 USD

          Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

          The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

          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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Aurora , Linux Systems Administrator 3/4, IT / Software / Systems , Aurora, Colorado

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