Principal Cyber Systems Administrator or Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Administrator | Northrop Grumman | Schriever AFB, CO

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  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
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Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

This Principal or Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Administrator will support the United States Space Force (USSF) Cyber Defense Engineering and Training II (CDET II) contract at Schriever AFB, Colorado in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).

Duties:

  • Makes recommendations on new solutions to improve cyber defense and IT performance issues with assigned legacy Government IT systems.
  • Deploys improved Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) capabilities (hardware and software) used to monitor internal and external network traffic.
  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems by responding to customer requests for assistance.
  • Administers and manages cyber defense tools suites (for example, Host Base Security Suite, SIEM and IDS/IPS).
  • Supports customers with directive compliance.
  • Develops policies and procedures to mitigate new threats.
  • Supports cyber incident analyst identification of compromise and mitigation actions.
  • Develops and updates SOPs for cyber defense systems.
  • Provides engineering support to facilitate centralized monitoring and active defense back at SAFB, in collaboration and in alignment with the Government cyber defense strategy.
  • Develops requirements with supported SPOs in order to present an optimized, data-centric, and layered cyber defense approach, which facilitates continuous DCO monitoring, active defense, and incident response on all supported systems.
  • 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.
  • Provides recommendations for monitoring and improving cyber defense operations for each assigned Government IT system.
  • Complies with applicable program security requirements as stated in the task order.
  • Implements and adheres to security policies and classifications of the networks in accordance with the applicable Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and DoD classification guides.
  • Storage and reporting of information shall be in accordance with the classification guides.
  • Develops products including Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP), checklists, Best Practices, Handbooks, Workbooks, and other materials to include identifying information to be monitored; systems/software to provide monitoring capabilities; and recommended actions to implement similar capabilities across Air Force Space Command’s (AFSPC) portfolio.
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
  • 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.

“This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.”

Qualifications:

“This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal level”
Basic Qualifications for Principal Cyber Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 4 years of experience. May consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of either SIEM (security information and event management), IDS (intrusion detection system), or IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) maintenance/implementation experience.
  • One of the following active IAT II certifications required: CySA+, GICSP, SSCP, CHFI, CFR, CEH.
  • One of the following active Operating System certifications required: Linux+, Microsoft, CCNA, JNCP.
  • Familiarity with network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and access points.
  • Possess expertise in networking protocols including but not limited to: BGP, OSPF, HSRP, IPSec, DHCP, and DNS.
  • Possess experience debugging and analyzing network data to determine issues with the network utilizing tools such as Wireshark, SolarWinds, etc.
  • Complete understanding and application of cyber principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices.
  • Ability to independently demonstrate the skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks.
  • Able to contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
  • This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience maintaining/operating in a Linux environment (CentOS/RedHat preferred).
  • Understanding of the operations of LDAP, DHCP, and DNS in a Linux environment.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 4 years of experience. May consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of either SIEM (security information and event management), IDS (intrusion detection system), or IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) maintenance/implementation experience.
  • One of the following active IAT II certifications required: CySA+, GICSP, SSCP, CHFI, CFR, CEH.
  • One of the following active Operating System certifications required: Linux+, Microsoft, CCNA, JNCP.
  • Familiarity with network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and access points.
  • Possess expertise in networking protocols including but not limited to: BGP, OSPF, HSRP, IPSec, DHCP, and DNS.
  • Possess experience debugging and analyzing network data to determine issues with the network utilizing tools such as Wireshark, SolarWinds, etc.
  • Complete understanding and application of cyber principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices.
  • Ability to independently demonstrate the skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks.
  • Able to contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
  • This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience maintaining/operating in a Linux environment (CentOS/RedHat preferred).
  • Understanding of the operations of LDAP, DHCP, and DNS in a Linux environment.

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