Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman - Auburn, CA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $81,000 a year
Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. 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.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Support establishment of the Windows Server security infrastructure design, implementation, and migration planning and fielding.

Provide support for Microsoft Windows Server platform and functions

Manage SCCM platform to support customer requests for agent installation and tuning monitors and rules.

Participate in new installations, testing and special projects as needed.

Exhibit good communication skills, an energetic approach, and patience with customers.

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.

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:
3plus years with Bachelors;1 plus year with Masters;5 plus years of applied experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends.
Individual must be willing to work outside of normally scheduled times, after hours support, and extended work days.
Must be willing to work a flexiblework schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, and 365 days a year.
Mustmeet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements such as chemical warfare training and immunizations that may include anthrax and smallpox.
Candidate must possess an active DoD Top Secret security clearance and be able to maintain that clearance and has the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

Preferred Qualifications:
All Windows Server and Desktop versions.
Active Directory, DNS, SQL
Group policy design, testing and implementation
NetApp Storage
HPE 3PAR and Simplivity
VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter
Requirements Capture
Test and Implementation
Integrated Maintenance Data System
Windows Server and Desktop versions
Wide Area (WAN) and Local Area (LAN) networking
Group policy design, testing and implementation
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