Principal Linux Systems Administrator
Posted on Sep 19, 2021 by Northrop Grumman
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Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area.
Perform as primary Linux Systems Administrator for a classified government contract.
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and 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 and 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, and 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 determine and develop approach to solutions.
Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
Currently active Secret clearance.
Ability to maintain required security clearance.
Ability to be cleared to Special Access Programs.
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.
Linux Operating Systems support experience.
Linux Workstation and Server management experience.
Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar security certification.
Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification.
Windows server management experience.
Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems.
Red Hat certification for current version.
VMWare experience with current version.
Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
Rudimentary Scripting experience.
Experience with the 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).
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.
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