Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), Beavercreek Ohio, is seeking a Principal Systems Administrator to maintain and enhance Linux Systems and Infrastructure to support the Human Language technologies efforts for the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. This work will be on site directly supporting the Airman Decision Making Interface and REsearch (ADMIRE) program working with advanced Human Language Technologies. Successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong technical skills to achieve high availability, security, and integrity for the operating environment. They should have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Selected candidate maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space. Team members will be responsible for implementing Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance for their associated environments. Provides for the overall system continuity documentation. #NGSkillsQualifications:Basic Qualifications: 6 Years experience with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years experience with Masters Degree. May substitute four years of experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. 1. U.S. citizenship with ability to get a TS/SCI security clearance 2. 5 years' experience administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or RHEL-derived Linux clones such as CentOS or Scientific Linux. 3. 5 years' experience with Perl/Python programming languages. 4. CompTIA Security+ Certification or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Active TS/SCI security clearance 2. Experience administering and configuring MariaDB/MySQL databases 3. VMWare and Kubernetes experience 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.