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Principal Windows Systems Administrator (Night Shift)

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/17/2019
Job Reference #: 19018420

Job Description

Expand your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies... Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the San Diego area.

Roles and responsibilities include:

- Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a 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.



Basic Qualifications: 

- 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 experience managing/administrating Windows Server or VMware
- Must have a current DoD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (Example: Security CE); OR must be able to obtain one within 6 months of start date
- Must have the ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
- Must be willing to work night shifts, after hours, weekends, and/or evenings, as needed
- Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher) in order to be considered

Preferred Qualifications: 

- The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's (or Master's) degree in a STEM related field, a Security CE, an MCSE, and 6 years of Windows Server & VMware administration experience in a DSS (or JSIG) 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 installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment
- Currently valid Security CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification
- Windows domain architecture experience
- Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification
- Windows Active Directory, LDAP, and knowledge of SAN/NAS storage systems
- Linux Operating System experience, and/or certification for current versions, highly desirable
- Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk)
- Rudimentary scripting knowledge (PowerShell) would be nice to have
- 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)
- Top Secret or SCI clearance preferred






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