Windows Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work – and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Windows Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Elkton, MD. The selected candidate will be required to work full-time, on-site, at our Elkton, MD facilities. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

Perform as Windows Systems Administrator for a large classified government contract.

Maintain efficient operations of the entire IT infrastructure including desktops and potentially servers.

Support multiple networks and ensure necessary IT administration tasks are completed under supervision as required.

Assist testing new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user and impact.

Assist with developing and maintaining technical processes and procedures as needed.

Assist maintaining security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Cyber Security team.

Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

Basic Qualifications:

Associates degree with 4 years of experience, or a Bachelors degree with 2 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards.

Technical Abilities

Experience maintaining Classified Windows Domains in effective operations to include a fundamental knowledge of:

Windows desktop support.

Active Directory (AD) users and computers.

Assist with the deployment of updates.

Helpdesk support experience.

Supporting golden image deployment.

Vulnerability scanning tools.

Clearance and Access

Currently active DoD Secret security clearance required on Day 1; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

Non-Technical Abilities and Certifications

Experience working in team of IT professionals under direct supervision.

Ability to travel as needed.

Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

Currently valid Security CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Currently active DoD Top Secret security clearance.


Salary Range: $73,600 USD – $110,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.