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Principal Windows Systems Administrator
0909 SP - Orbital Space Systems Dulles, VA

Principal Windows Systems Administrator

0909 SP - Orbital Space Systems
Dulles, VA
Expired: May 17, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance
  • Full-Time


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 Classified Solutions is seeking a well-qualified Windows Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Dulles, VA campus. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract
  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral 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.
  • Install, configure, and perform maintenance of virtual environments to include virtualized servers and VDI Desktops.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, system components.
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
  • Provide technical input for security documentation to Computer Security.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
  • Work across disciplines to isolate issues between software, firmware, and hardware, between software and operating systems, between networks and applications, and between one-time events and recurrent systematic problems.
  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.

If you are ready to solve complex problems in a dynamic environment, apply today!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 3 years of experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience; OR an Associates degree with 7 years of experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of experience is required
  • Candidates must have a DOD 8570 IAT Level II (or greater) certification. Example: Security+ CE. Maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment
  • Experience managing Windows Server OS in a domain architecture is required
  • Must have experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining network services, equipment / devices, such as Switches, Routers, Hubs, Servers, and Firewalls
  • Experience operating under, and managing systems within, NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments is a must
  • Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret security clearance (at a minimum) to include a closed investigation date completed within the last 6 years OR must be enrolled in the DOD Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP), in order to be considered
  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, a Security+ CE, and 6 years of experience with Windows Server management and Windows domain architecture
  • Candidate with VMWare experience (with current versions of Virtual Center, ESXi and/or VMWare Horizon View) will get preferential consideration
  • Familiarity/Experience with Linux RHEL Operating Platform is a plus
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment
  • Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification
  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS, Solar Winds, etc.)
  • Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)
  • Active SCI clearance highly desirable

Salary Range: $97,500.00 - $146,300.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.


0909 SP - Orbital Space Systems

Dulles, VA



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