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Space Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman

This is a Contract position in Dahlgren, VA posted May 1, 2021.

Category: Information Technology
Location: Dahlgren, Virginia
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Positions Available: 1

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what’s possible? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work than the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman is looking for an experienced Systems Administrator to support the MOSSAIC (Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities) contract which provide sustainment services for current and future ground-based Space Situational Awareness (SSA) sensors, SSA Command and Control (C2) systems, and Space Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) capabilities. The work in Dahlgren, VA specifically support the SSA C2 and Space BMC2 systems known as the Distributed Space Command and Control system – Dahlgren (DSC2-D). DSC2-D includes several tools and systems that are geographically separated from DSC2-D and are also within the MOSSAIC scope of responsibility that as a System Administrator who will work to monitor and maintain systems.

A Systems Administrator maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Recommendations and implements hardware and software changes, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system and troubleshooting, documenting deficiencies, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

The candidates will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following tasks:

• Deploy, manage, maintain, and support Linux/Window servers and workstations
• Create user accounts and administer user privileges within active directory
• Integrate updated management/monitoring tools
• Support critical operations during standard and occasionally non-standard working hours
• Work performed primarily at customer location
• Supports/creates authoring of system documentation and procedures

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree with 3 years relevant experience OR Masters Degree with 1 year relevant experience
Active TS/SCI security clearance
ComTIA Security+ Certification – or willingness to obtain within 30 days of hire
Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Windows, virtualization and Linux
Experience loading, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Linux and Windows
Experience with Cyber Security
Ability to maintain documentation and follow written procedures
Customer facing (excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills)
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.