Uncleared Linux Systems Administrator - Linthicum, MD

    Northrop Grumman
    Linthicum, MD
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

    Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Linux Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area. Roles and responsibilities will include:

    • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams, and hardware engineers.

    • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for a classified government contract.
    • Managing and maintaining secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations.
    • Supporting bare-metal and virtual machines.
    • Installing, hardening, and patching Linux operating systems.
    • Installation and racking of server hardware and hardware based components.
    • Developing and documenting technical procedures.
    • Partitioning disks, creating logical volumes, creating file systems, and mounting file systems in Linux environments.
    • Reading, modifying, and creating shell script and scripts in various other languages.
    • Understanding of basic LDAP and DNS concepts and be able to query these services for information and troubleshoot issues in Linux environments.
    • Learning new technologies on own and working effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required.
    • Installing and configuring COTS software, and performing configuration and maintenance in Linux environments.
    • Interacting with and successfully utilizing boards-of-approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management.
    • Performing technical research on Information Technology topics, as requested, and producing presentations and recommendations.
    • Occasional travel to customer sites or other Northrop Grumman sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities.
    • Coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams, and hardware engineers.


    Qualifications :

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
    • Experience managing Redhat Linux server environment.
    • US citizenship.
    • Candidate must be willing to obtain interim Secret clearance, which must be granted within 60 days of offer acceptance date; once interim clearance is granted, start date must be within 30 days.
    • Ability to maintain an active clearance.
    • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
    • Redhat System Administration certification(s).
    • Solid understanding of Enterprise-level storage concepts to include all commonly-used RAID-levels.
    • Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience.
    • Solid understanding of remediating security vulnerabilities ; experience hardening Redhat systems in accordance with RMF and STIGs.
    • Identity Management (Single Sign-On) experience.
    • VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience.
    • Experience with host-based firewall implementations and configuration (Redhat "iptables").
    • Experience building custom "rpm" software packages for Redhat platforms.
    • Windows (7, 10) administration experience; Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 experience.
    • Group Policies(GPOs) experience; Active Directory management experience.
    • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
    • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification.

    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 a complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Posting ID: 552777639Posted: 2020-05-21