Sr Principal Systems Administrator, Jacksonville, Fl

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Jacksonville, FL

Requisition ID: R10086863
Category: Information Technology
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Any (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
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.


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Level 4 Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in NAS Jacksonville, FL. 

Perform as the lead Windows Systems Administrator for a classified government contract.
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and verbal 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 and ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
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.
Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
Analyze internal and external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
Design system architecture for solutions intended to meet customer requirements.
Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
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:

IAT Level 2/3 Certification (Sec +, CASP, CISSP, etc…)
At least 13 years of relevant experience with high school diploma/GED OR 9 Years with Bachelor’s.
Willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays and weekends.
Must maintain a valid U.S. passport.
Must have an active DoD Top Secret / SCI clearance with last investigation completed within 6 years and maintain.
Ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.
Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel.
Must attain and maintain certifications required for the role.
May travel up to 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with the following:

Triton Systems
All Windows Server and Desktop versions
Active Directory, DNS
Group policy design, testing and implementation
Familiarity with server backup solutions
Experience with Server Virtualization technologies (Vendors  – Hyper-V and VMware)
VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter
Familiarity with SAN (storage area network) solutions
Understanding of scripting languages; PowerShell Scripting
Redhat Enterprise Linux Administration
Network design and configuration
SQL/Oracle database familiarity is a plus


Salary Range: $101,600 USD – $152,400 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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