Northrop Grumman Systems Administrator 3/4 in Aurora, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Are you looking to join a growing, dynamic team supporting a critical mission for the government? Do you enjoy systems administration and creating solutions for complex system problems? Northrop Grumman Missions Systems (NGMS) Sector is seeking a Systems Administrator 4 to join a support team located at our Aurora, CO location.

This system administrator will primarily be responsible for responding to tickets submitted by users of a laboratory environment. Primary tasks will including:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Deploy weekly patch updates to Linux and Windows machines

  • Deploy, manage, maintain, and support Microsoft Windows virtual machines

  • Deploy, manage, maintain, and support Linux RedHat (6 and 7) and CentOS virtual machines

  • Configure user access to VMs and VM pools within VMWare vSphere

  • Create user accounts and administer user privileges within active directory

  • Assist users with debugging and resolving identified issues within their virtual machines

  • Respond to monitored alerts to quickly identify trouble source and implement resolution

  • Assist with implementation of automated processes or functions to improve daily operations as directed

  • Assist with implementation of technical security technology and IT projects as directed

  • Collaborate in authoring system documentation and procedures

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4."

Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Administrator 3:

  • 6 years' of IT experience with Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline or 10 years of IT experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance and Full Scope Polygraph

  • Background in Linux (RedHat/CentOS) administration, background in Windows server administration, or VMware vSphere

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Administrator 4

  • 10 years' of IT experience with Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline or 14 years of IT experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance and Full Scope Polygraph

  • Background in Linux (RedHat/CentOS) administration, background in Windows server administration, or VMware vSphere

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with implementing infrastructures within Amazon Web Services

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT II or III certification

  • Experience with supporting DevOps including use of tools such as Jira and Jenkins

  • Experience with automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible

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.