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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Administrator (Windows) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Administration based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

This position is responsible for supporting the overall day-to-day operations and management of the MS Windows based enterprise environment, which includes:

  • Active directory

  • Database servers

  • Application servers

  • Web servers

  • DHCP and DNS

  • NAS and SAN

  • Backup systems

In addition, this position is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Security updates and patches are current

  • Antivirus definitions are current

  • Creating, managing, maintaining and deleting group policies

  • Adding, maintaining and deleting user accounts

  • Creating, maintaining and deleting security groups

  • Creating, maintaining and deleting distribution lists

  • Configuring desktops and servers to meet security requirements

  • Creating and maintaining server configuration documentation

  • Creating and maintaining Windows sys admin processes and procedures

  • Backing up and restoring, as necessary, all network data

  • Ensuring disaster recovery processes and procedures are accurate and current and are complied with

  • Off-site backup media storage management

  • Monitoring server capacity such as: disk, CPU, memory

  • Managing and maintaining servers, to include performance tuning

  • Installing, managing and maintaining server based applications such as: CyberArk, ClearCase, DOORS, System Architect, SQL Server

  • Managing and maintaining enterprise storage, including SAN and NAS SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with security audits

  • Assist with user desktop support

  • Assist with desktop moves, adds and changes

  • Assist with hardware asset management

  • Assist with creating and maintaining helpdesk processes and procedures

  • Assist with managing and maintaining network switches and routers

  • Assist with managing and maintaining firewalls

  • Assist with maintaining network printers

  • Other duties as assigned by the IT manager


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 5 Years of experience with Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field; OR 3 years of experience with a related Master's degree, OR 9 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Windows system administration experience Current DoD 8570 (Security Plus) baseline information assurance tech II certification or better Windows Server 2012 or newer experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience supporting systems in a DoD classified environment.

Increasing responsibility as a Windows system administrator supporting at least 250 users.

Experience with daily operations, security management, corporate compliance, and file/share/print services administration.

Standard knowledge with Microsoft Server 2008/2012, Active Directory, GPOs, VMware etc.

Experience supporting Windows based workstations, desktops and notebook computers.

Technical documentation skills.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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.

Job Category : Information Technology