Linux Systems Administrator/Analyst 3

Northrop Grumman   •  

Boulder, CO

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 165 days ago

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Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... Northrop Grumman is seeking a Linux/Unix System Administrator to join our team in defining the future. This position will be located in Boulder, Colorado. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Services team, supporting Sensor Exploitation Systems’ and the Mission Systems Sector.


Roles and Responsibilities:


System Administrators are responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining multi-purposed servers, as well as respond to and plan for service outages. Duties include creating/maintaining scripts for automation, project management for computer systems-related projects, collaborating with peer administrators, training junior administrators, and consulting for computer problems beyond the knowledge of engineering staff.


  • Administration of classified *nix systems within strict security policies and procedures [STIG/DSS]
  • Configuration & maintenance of Red Hat tools such as Identity Management (IPA) and Satellite Server
  • OS installations and network configurations on servers and workstations
  • Defining, understanding & implementing computer lab requirements.
  • Perform technical research leading to solutions for system or software limitations
  • COTS SW installation, configuration and maintenance (to include first-level application support for users)
  • Creating accurate, detailed technical procedures & installation instructions
  • DIACAP accreditation of classified systems, NISPOM, and participation in DSS audits
  • Configure and administer virtual machines using VMware VSphere 6.x
  • Unix-to-Windows interoperability and configurations using Centrify


The selected candidate will have the ability to apply technical skills and experience in managing selected *nix servers and numerous workstations supporting highly skilled engineers working with advanced programming languages and algorithms. Additionally, they will manage and maintain a smooth operation of workstations while working with network, software, and hardware engineers that are remote and on site.  They will design and develop server disaster recovery strategies and ensure data integrity by evaluating, proposing, implementing and managing software and hardware solutions. Other key responsibilities will be to 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, as well as develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.






Basic Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree and 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associate’s degree and 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED and 9 years of experience is required
  • Must have Linux, UNIX, and/or Solaris server administration experience in a classified environment
  • Must have an IAT Level 2 DOD 8570 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE, CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, or SSCP); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher) in order to be considered


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 5 years of Systems Administration experience with UNIX, Linux, Red Hat 5.x/6.x/7.x, or Solaris
  • Security+ certification
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience with Windows to UNIX interoperability; i.e., Samba and/or Exceed
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet/Chef/Ansible
  • Experience creating scripts using python or shell scripting
  • Experience with revision control software such as Git or subversion
  • Experience creating spec files and building RPM’s
  • Experience with Kickstart and Satellite server a plus.
  • Experience with Single Sign on infrastructure utilizing Centrify
  • RAID storage knowledge. (Preferably understanding of NetApp’s DataOntap or C-Dot.)
  • Good understanding of STIGs related to *nix systems
  • Knowledge of NISPOM information system requirements, particularly Chapter 8 and/or Risk Management Framework (RMF)