Principal Windows Systems Administrator-19038465

Location: Sunnyvale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Windows Systems Administrator to join our team. This position will be located at our Sunnyvale, CA campus. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grummans Information Technology support team. The successful candidate would be responsible for maintaining a smooth operation of Windows based networks.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral format.
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
  • Support multiple networks.
  • Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
  • Analyze internal and external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access list.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Design and maintain network communications systems.
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture as needed.
  • Propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage.
  • Create and update appropriate documentations, including operational instructions.
  • Provide regular monitoring and security analysis to meet DoD security standards.



Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience, or Masters degree with 3 years of experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Current IAM DoD level 1 Security certification (CAP, GSLC or Security+ CE) or the ability to obtain within 6 months of start date.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Windows Experience - Proficient understanding of Windows OS (Windows 10 and Server 2012/2016 preferred), and Active Directory concepts (including DHCP and DNS).
  • Experience with server management.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Hardware Experience with HPE and Dell Servers firmware patching, hardware upgrades, lights out management experience, troubleshooting, and visualization.
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
  • Linux Experience Basic understanding of Linux OS functionality, commands, and file structures and/or certification for current versions.
  • SAN Knowledge Interactions with VMware applications (vSphere objects, Horizon View, etc.), and fiber channel infrastructure concepts.
  • Ability to perform network analysis.
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
  • Experience with SCCM.
  • Experience with routers, switches, IPS/IDS, and firewalls.
  • Experience with Windows, file, web and remote execution servers and Terminal Services.
  • Experience with information security technologies like, event log management, intrusion detection, HIPS, anti-virus, vulnerability assessments (Solarwinds, Nessus, Tenable, McAfee, Sophos, HBSS).
  • Rudimentary scripting experience.
  • Experience with creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).
  • Ability to design and troubleshoot VPNs.
  • Experience managing and maintaining complex NTFS security models.


The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment with engineering users, other systems administrators, and computer/facility organizations. 

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: 19038465

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.
None Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position