Sr. Principal Systems Administrator*-20004796

Location: Albuquerque
US Citizenship Required for this Position: No
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Position of Public Trust
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Mainframe Systems Programmer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

 The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's highly successful Data Center Hosting Support and Services Team using modern hardware and software in support of a 7x24 Data Center Customer contract with rotating after hours On Call Support duties.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Install and Maintain Mainframe Third Party Software
Install and Maintain Mainframe IBM Software

Perform hardware installations and configurations

Support all aspects of mainframe TCP/IP and SNA networks that includes configuring and troubleshooting

Install, Maintain, and Configure CICS

Establish high levels of security via RACF
System Performance Tuning and Reporting in a Mainframe environment
Perform Complex System Upgrades and Changes
Resolve System Software Problems
Adherence to All Customer Contract Service Level Agreements (SLAs) 




Basic Qualifications: 
Minimum Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor degree and 10 years of experience or additional years of specialized experience in lieu of degree
Experience ordering, installing, and maintaining mainframe software
Experience in analyzing and solving mainframe system software problems
Experience with mainframe system backup and recovery
Successfully employ technology to improve efficiency, reliability, and security
  Ability to multi-task across different projects 
Self-motivated, highly committed, ability to work independently, perform well within cross-functional teams, work under strict deadlines with attention to detail
Proactive, results oriented
Motivated self-starter with a Can Do attitude and a proven track record of high customer service and exceptional delivery results
Develop and maintain product vendor relationships.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

.Experience with TSO, z/OS R2V2 or higher, SMP/E, IBM utilities

.Proficient in Microsoft Office software use 

.State Government customer hosting or data center project experience

.Mainframe support and services delivery on a firm fixed price (FFP), service level requirements penalty bearing contract Data Center mainframe outsourcing support and services

.Technical lead of a major mainframe upgrade or a complete mainframe full system transition project

.Excellent customer relationship skills

.Installing, upgrading, and maintaining network appliances

.Installing and maintaining major subsystems such as DB2 and CICS

.Installing and maintaining mainframe networking interfaces, such as Enterprise Extender, TCP/IP, and TN3270

.Installing, upgrading, and configuring mainframe hardware and peripherals

.Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing

.Disaster Recovery Certification(s)

.ITIL Foundations V3 Certification

.CISCO Certifications (CCNA,CCNP).

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 ID: 20004796

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Position of Public Trust Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
Yes - May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position