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Principal Linux Systems Administration

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 6/8/2019
Job Reference #: 18027677

Job Description

Northrop Grumman teams work with pride across business units toward a common goal: global security. Together, we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, its work that makes a difference. Join us and broaden your career. We'll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

Our Bellevue location is looking for a candidate that will provide system administration support to the program's enterprise Linux production, test, and development environments, to include:  system installation, configuration, troubleshooting, performance analysis, tuning, upgrading, patch maintenance, license management, system backup administration, user account/environment administration, implementing and maintaining system security postures, fiber attached storage manipulation, and assisting with hardware/software installations. Candidate should be self-motivated and will follow standard processes, plan effectively to complete tasks on schedule, and clearly document processes and results.  Candidate will also participate in a rotating 24x7 on-call operational support role.  Basic qualifications: Applicant should have a solid working knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL5/6) operating systems, RHEL HA (High Availability) Cluster management, RedHat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), RedHat Satellite Server (RHSS), and HP and Dell blade server chassis management.  Applicant should also have an understanding of networking/zoning to include VLAN/VSAN setup, and experience with RHEL and SELINUX system security lockdowns to include SCAP STIG and NESSUS ACAS mitigations.  An understanding of Storage Area Network (SAN) administration would be a plus. Candidate should have, or be able to obtain a CompTIA Security certification prior to their start date. Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.




Basic Qualifications:  

 Bachelors degree and  Six (6) years of system administration/cyber security/information technology experience or 10 years experience in system administration/cyber security/information technology experience in lieu of a degree

• Must have U.S. citizenship

• Must be able to obtain (and maintain) a DoD Secret clearance (Interim Secret required to start)

• CompTIA Security certification upon start

• Possess experience with RHEL and/or SELINUX system security configurations, lockdowns, and troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar field (additional experience considered in lieu of degree)

• Must have strong organizational skills to prioritize assigned work and meet deadlines

• Active DoD Secret Clearance

• Good written and verbal communication skills

- Possess an understanding of networking and zoning to include VLAN/VSAN setups

• Possess an understanding of Storage Area Network (SAN) administration

• Experience with SCAP STIG and NESSUS ACAS mitigations and patching

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.