Cyber Systems Engineer-Systems Administrator (T02 or T03), Buckley AFB, Co

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Buckley AFB, CO

Requisition ID: R10086326
Category: Information Technology
Location: Buckley AFB, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2

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.

About the Team:

We are looking for a Cyber Systems Engineer-System Administrator (T02 or T03) to join our team at Buckley Space Force Base! Our team deploys Linux ground systems for a large missile defense contract. We provide a combination of Linux system design, administration, and sustainment (no Windows!), cyber security, network and hardware engineering, and automation/infrastructure-as-code (IaC). Currently, we run a mix of bare metal and virtual environments and working towards monolithic and containerized applications.

About the Role:

The team is pushing heavily towards a purely virtual environment, running exclusively containerized microservices (VMware vSphere 7, vCenter, Podman/OpenShift). The successful candidate will not only help design the plan to meet that goal but will also be extremely hands-on and help do the heavy lifting to implement it and ultimately carry it through sustainment.

The primary tools used in this job will be RHEL, Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Jenkins, Nexus, SonarQube, VMware, and OpenShift.

Work Environment and Flexibility:

The expectation for this role is to work mostly at Buckley Space Force Base, with up to 25% paid travel to Boulder, CO, and/or Colorado Springs, CO. There is the possibility to work remotely on occasions, as the work allows.

Work hours are standard, Monday – Friday, and are flexible around our core hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm. We are an extremely flexible team that values time away from work. The expectation for this position is 40 hours per week. You will rarely be asked to ever work more than that, and generally, you will be paid for any and all overtime.

Security Clearance and Citizenship Requirements:

A Top-Secret security clearance is required to start on day one, as this role will be working on a classified system. A CI-Poly is preferred and is required for access to the system. A CI-Poly is not required to start, but ability to obtain one is required. US citizenship is also required to start on day one.

Job Duties:

Sustainment of multiple Linux systems on Buckley Space Force Base
Contributes to team’s evolving infrastructure-as-code (IaC) baseline. Writes secure and repeatable automation in multiple languages using Git.
Designs, deploys, hardens, and maintains VMware vSphere 7 virtual environments, and deploys RHEL-7/8 virtual machines therein.
Willing to learn and help drive towards containerized applications using Podman and OpenShift.
Deploys CICD pipelines in Jenkins.

Basic Qualifications:

Linux: Hands-on experience deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Linux systems, preferably RedHat 6/7/8/9.
Networking: Basic understanding of IPv4 fundamentals, preferably in the context of containers and virtualization.
Coding: Experience writing automation for Linux in at least one general-purpose language, such as Ansible (YAML), Python, bash, Groovy, Javascript, etc. We do not need full blown object-oriented programming for this role, but you must know Git – pulling, committing, pushing, creating and reviewing pull requests, resolving merge conflicts, branching methodologies, rebasing, etc.
DoD 8570 IAT Level II (or higher) Certification: CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CCNA, etc
Cyber Systems Engineer: (T02): Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with 4 years of related experience in systems administration; 0 years with a Master’s degree; 10 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
Principal Cyber Systems Engineer (T03): Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with 6 years of related experience in systems administration; 4 years with a Master’s degree; 0 years with a PhD; 12 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Virtualization: Hands-on experience with VMware, preferable vSphere 7.
Containers: Experience creating, deploying, and managing containerized deployments, preferably using Podman, Buildah, and OpenShift.
CICD: Experience creating and troubleshooting CICD pipelines, preferably in Jenkins.
Cyber security: Knowledgeable in any of the following: SonarQube, DISA STIGs, NIST RMF, zero trust, secure-by-design, Splunk, ACAS, encryption, PKI, identity management, etc.

Our Interview Process:

Initial ~30 minute conversation with the hiring manager to discuss the position, the team, and what you are looking to get out of your new role with our company
Technical 1 hour interview with the team to test your knowledge in a wide variety of IT-related topics
At some point during this process, you will be given a take home coding practical where you will write automation and upload it to your public Github to be reviewed by the team.

Salary Range: $89,300 USD – $133,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $109,900 USD – $164,900 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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