Principal Windows Systems Admin / Analyst

Northrop Grumman Corporation   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 123 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large 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
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of IT experience is required
  • Must have Windows Server and/or VMware experience
  • Candidates must have a current DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed
  • Candidate 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 degree in Information Technology, a Security+ CE, and 7 years of experience administrating, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows and VMware servers in a 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
  • Server management
  • Current Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar certifications
  • Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs;
  • Cisco experience and/or certifications desirable
  • Windows domain architecture experience
  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems
  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions
  • VMWare experience with current version
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk)
  • Rudimentary Scripting (PowerShell) would be helpful
  • 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)
  • Current Active Top Secret clearance desirable, but not required