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 At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary Command and Control Systems that impact warfighters around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy. We look for innovative individuals who have bold new ideas and a pioneering spirit to invent the future. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and a drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. 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. We are currently seeking a Principal Systems Admin based in Huntsville, AL to join our team. Duties include but are not limited to: managing and maintaining secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Windows workstations and servers; supporting bare-metal and virtual machines; coordinating actions with peer system administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers; devising, recommending and implementing performance-enhancement, reliability-enhancement and automation solutions; installing, hardening and patching operating systems; troubleshooting end-user issues; developing and documenting technical procedures. Primary system administration duties reside within an Agile Scrum Framework. Responsibilities: • Monitor system processes, correct system performance issues, and maintain backup schedules • Optimize software and system configurations, maintain software licenses, and assist with software updates and system upgrades • Able to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems and perform full Windows system administration functions • Read, modify and create batch files and PowerShell scripts • Learn new technologies on own and work effectively independently, while still coordinating actions as required • Perform operations in a VMware environment Run ACAS Scans. Perform remediation based on scan results Maintain systems in accordance with DISA STIGs. Provide compliance information utilizing STIG Viewer, Vulnerator #NGSkillsQualifications:Basic Qualifications: • 6 years of applicable experience with a Bachelor's degree; 4 years of experience with a Master's or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree. • Active Secret security clearance required. • Security+ • Expertise in system administration of Windows operating systems (Workstation and Server) to include loading operating systems, applying patches, backup, Sysprep, and developing system admin tools is required. • Experience with system imaging including utilizing Windows Imaging Files (WIM) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) • The candidate should be able to clearly and succinctly communicate complex concepts, issues, and status. • Knowledge of DISA STIGS and their application to systems • ACAS plugin updates, scan creation, scan remediation Preferred Qualifications: • Risk Management Framework (RMF) experience • Experience with NAS storage device administration • Virtual Machine Management with VMware • Understand Agile Scrum framework and concepts 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.