Principal Windows Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman
Melbourne, FL
United States
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's Chief Information Office is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Melbourne area. Roles and responsibilities include:

+ Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified and unclassified government contract

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Work under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

+ Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

+ Work after hours and weekends as needed.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ High school diploma or equivalent and 9 years of experience OR Associate's degree and 7 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience

+ Current IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance as a condition of continued employment

+ Ability to be cleared to special access programs as a condition of continued employment

+ Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture

+ Experience supporting multiple networks, ensuring administration tasks are completed, and directing others

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

+ Bachelors or Masters degree in IS related field

+ Current IAT Level II certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater

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

+ Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, DFARS, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments

+ Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment

+ Server management

+ Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs

+ Cisco experience and/or certification

+ Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

+ Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk/Nessus) Rudimentary Scripting

+ Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment

+ Experience with Certification & Accreditation process


**Salary Range:** $82,000 - $123,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

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.