Principal Windows Systems Administrator - 2nd Shift
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: National City
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Support our entire enterprise and build the networks, staff the
teams, and develop the processes that will keep us defining what's
possible. We have opportunities across our enterprise with 90,000
team members throughout the world. The only limit to your growth is
your ambition and drive. We want to empower you to bring your best,
with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch
Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified
Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical
professionals in the Palmdale area. Roles and responsibilities
--- Perform as primary Windows System Administrator for a large
classified government contract
--- Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the
organization, with internal or external customers, in written and
--- 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.
--- Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary
administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
--- Analyze internal or 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
--- 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.
--- Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system
--- Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors;
evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
--- Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all
--- 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
--- Report project status as required for all recurring and
--- Works under minimal direction and independently determines and
develops approach to solutions.
Additional duties will include:
---Provides technical support for computers and associated
---Installs, troubleshoots, services, and repairs personal
computers, related PC software, telephones, cables, and connectors.
Connects personal computers and terminals to existing data
networks. Performs basic PC setups.
---Instructs and assists users in the use of personal computers and
networks. Investigates information, network, and communications
needs ofusers, and makes recommendations regarding software and
hardware purchases. Maintains trouble logs.
---Completes paperwork and other tasks needed to satisfy Security
requirements. Follows all Security regulations, guidelines, and
processes regarding the installation, maintenance, and retirement
of PCsand PC-related hardware and software. Works with Security to
remediate classified data spillage incidents.
---Coordinates with users, IT staff, server administrators, network
engineers, and customer and IT management.
---Reviews the trouble ticket queue to identify issues that need to
be addressed. Works through the ticket queue without intervening
managementdirection (self-motivated). Resolves tickets within
established SLAs. Raises issues that require management attention
---Establishes and maintains high levels of customer satisfaction
according to defined objectives while adhering to established
---Works with system administrators and other staff to resolve
support issues, escalating where appropriate.
---Participates in new installations, testing and special projects
---Spends significant portions of the day away from the desk
supporting users and moving equipment.
---Exhibits good communication skills, an energetic approach, and
patience with customers.
---Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
---Work after hours and weekends as needed.
---Master's degree and 3 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience OR Associate's degree and 7 years of
experience; 9 years of relevant experience may be considered in
lieu of a degree
---Current IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater
or ability to obtain with 6 months of start date
---Active Secret Clearance
---Ability to be cleared to special access programs
---Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain
---Ability to work second shift
--- Currently Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance
--- DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux,
--- Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM
Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, JAFAN, or JSIG information system
--- Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer
hardware in a networked environment
--- Server management experience
--- Understand basic networking, including subnets, routing and
VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification
--- Windows domain architecture experience
--- Windows Active Directory, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN
--- Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for
--- VMWare experience with current version
--- Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar
--- Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise
--- Experience with Certification & Accreditation process
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S.
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