Principal Windows Systems Administrator, Fairfax, VA

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Fairfax, VA

Requisition ID: R10084305
Category: Information Technology
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Polygraph
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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 Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Fairfax, VA. The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

Perform as Windows Systems Administrator on large classified government contracts.

Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and verbal formats.

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 and ensure necessary administration tasks are completed while directing 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, and 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, and 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 Cyber Security team.

Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

Associate’s degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, or Master’s degree and 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance and polygraph are required on Day 1 of employment; the selected candidate’s security clearance details will be confirmed by a Northrop Grumman Security representative before a formal offer of employment can be extended; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company, and also by customer and/or program requirements; maintaining a SAP/SAR clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification, or the ability to obtain the required certification within 6 months of hire date as a condition of continued employment. Additional contract changes may expedite the 6 month window; maintaining the required certification will also be a condition of continued employment.

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 classified networked environment.

Windows Operating Systems and Domain support experience.

PC hardware repair experience.

Ability to support tier 2 and 3 helpdesk tickets.

Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed.

Limited local travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Microsoft Certification for current versions.

Working knowledge of Cisco switches.

Knowledge of Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.

Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.

Salary Range: $95,000 USD – $142,400 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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