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Senior Principal Systems Administrator Lead / Linux & Unix

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

You have an opportunity to join Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management program that focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. Additionally, 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Senior Principal Systems Administrator (Linux/Unix Systems Administrator Lead) to support a large Federal agency. This position will be located in Durham, North Carolina.

Description of Work:



  • Design and maintain the 24x7 UNIX server infrastructures that support several SSA mission critical web-based applications.

  • Maintain the Unix Servers and secure the servers according to the Policy Compliance Management requirements.

  • Provide system and log analysis, performance tuning and monitoring to ensure security for all of the Division's Web servers.

  • Install, develop and maintain scripts and code to support various new system functions in the UNIX intranet and Internet environments.

  • Maintain and support eTrust Access Control for all Divisional Unix user accounts.

  • Maintain and support CA eTrust Directory servers that support the agency wide Directory.

  • Maintain and support virtualization technology using Logical Domain (LDOM) technology.

  • Work with the team and application sponsors to resolve issues that arise in the daily administration of the UNIX environment.

  • Knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux v5.5/6.0 Operating System.

  • Knowledge and Skill in automated deployment and configuration tools for RedHat Enterprise Linux.

  • Knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux Virtualization Technology.

  • Provide 24x7 pager support to resolve problems when they occur.

  • Provide technical expertise on WebSphere, ColdFusion and iPlanet software with configuration issues on Open Shift platforms.

  • Troubleshoot systems and application problems and facilitate the necessary actions required to correct the problem.

  • Communicate details of the issue, expected resolution, and root cause analysis of issues.

  • Provide technical support during a disaster recovery exercise or in the event of an actual disaster at the either the Primary or Backup Data Center.


    Basic Qualifications:


    • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field and 10 years of relevant experience or Master's Degree in a technical field and 8 years of relevant experience.

    • 5 years of experience using RedHat Enterprise Linux v6.x/7.x Operating System Administration and Platform Support.

    • 2 years of experience using YAML Ansible.

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

    • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) status.


      Preferred Qualifications:


      • Ability to script within the Linux/Unix Operating System to complete and automatetask-level requirements.

      • Experience with automated deployment and configuration tools for RedHat Enterprise Linux.

      • Experience with analysis, design, testing and maintenance of the REHL Infrastructure.

      • Experience with application development to assist application developers with optimal design solutions for applications residing in the Open Systems Infrastructure.

      • Experience with configuration and troubleshooting of hosted applications for WebSphere, ColdFusion and iPlanet Application Server.

      • Experience with security infrastructure (e.g., Access Control and Argent).

      • Experience with architectural analysis and technical design alternatives for connecting to Open Systems and mainframe environments.

      • Ability to configure, maintain, and optimize the underlying storage subsystems in support of the Open Systems platform.

      • Ability to administer, optimize, and secure REHL v5.5/6.0 and Virtualization Technology.

      • Ability to administer, optimize, and secure RedHat Enterprise Linux v5.5/6.0.

      • Ability to research problems and contact and escalate issues with other third party hardware and software providers.


        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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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