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Principal Linux Systems Administrator

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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 Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Melbourne, FL. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for a classified government contract
  • Managing and maintaining secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations
  • Supporting bare-metal and virtual machines
  • Installing, hardening and patching Linux operating systems
  • Developing and documenting technical procedures
  • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and mount file systems in Linux environments
  • Read, modify and create shell script and scripts in various other languages
  • Understand basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments
  • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required
  • Install and configure COTS software, and perform configuration and maintenance in Linux environments
  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management
  • Perform technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and produce presentations and recommendations
  • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers
  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Work after hours and weekends as needed Basic Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree with 3 years of experience OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience OR an Associate's Degree with 7 years of experience OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of experience.
    • Current Security + CE or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire
    • Current Active Secret Security Clearance with ability to maintain going forward.
    • Ability to be cleared to special access programs
    • E xperience managing Redhat Linux in a networked environment Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelors or Masters Degree in IS related field
      • E xperience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG
      • Redhat System Administration certification(s)
      • Experience with NAS storage device (preferably NetApp) administration (ONTAP 8.x or higher ; CDOT)
      • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts to include all commonly-used RAID-levels
      • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience
      • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities/ hardening Redhat systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs
      • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience
      • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience
      • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat "iptables")
      • Experience building custom "rpm" software packages for Redhat platform
      • Solid writing skills
      • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)
      • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification
      • Currently Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD 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. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .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.

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