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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Systems Administrator (Linux) (20-277) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

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

What You'll get to Do:

This position provides critical system administration of the software development and ancillary laboratory environments supporting the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program. C2BMC is the integrating element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Primary Responsibilities include operating, maintaining, and managing Linux systems supporting a software development environment. Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations, system security, and availability of a Linux environment. Other Responsibilities include:

  • Respond appropriately to any security incidents discovered in the system or directed by program security

  • Install, configure, monitor, manage and maintain all Linux based servers and workstations

  • Create and maintain Linux server documentation

  • Create and maintain Linux system administration processes and procedures using Ansible playbooks

  • Install, configure, manage and maintain all Linux server based applications

  • Ensure all Linux based systems have the appropriate patches installed includes but is not limited to, security, applications and OS

  • Ensure all Linux based systems are running current versions of antivirus software with current virus definition files

  • Create, manage and maintain security groups and user accounts

  • Monitor, manage and maintain storage systems and devices

  • Create and maintain Linux server images

  • Recommend system enhancements, including but not limited to, servers, applications, storage, processes and procedures

  • Recommend when additional system resources are required or when existing resources should be retired

  • All other tasks as assigned by the IT site lead or IT manager Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assist the help desk respond to end users requests/issues if needed

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