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Sr Principal VDI Systems Administrator

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Palatine
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: YesRELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be availableCLEARANCE TYPE: SecretTRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the TimeDescriptionJoin Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.Northrop Grumman is seeking a Senior Principal level VDI Administrator / VMWare / vSphere Nutanix Systems Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Redondo Beach, CA (secondary location is Rolling Meadows, IL). -This is an opportunity for a virtual desktop infrastructure administrator, supporting VMware View / vSphere on Nutanix hosts, in order to maintain VDI in a DoD classified data center. And we are seeking a virtualization professional to be responsible for performing operations and maintenance tasks within the enterprise environment.Roles and responsibilities will include:Operate and maintain the Nutanix hosts and VMware software to provide the internal programs and our suppliers with virtualized desktop servicesTroubleshoot and resolve major and minor issues with the virtualized infrastructure including opening and managing support tickets with vendors (Nutanix, EMC, VMware) as neededPerform as the technical lead on a Desktop virtualization team that operates a multi-tenant VDI environment on classified networksAct as the senior escalation point on the teamMentor and train junior/mid-level team members on troubleshooting, maintenance, and administration of the Enterprise VDI environmentUtilize available tools to determine performance baselines, identify deviations from the baseline, and make recommendations to improve performanceDevelop and document SOPs and KB articles for the operations team and help deskContinuously evaluate the system for improvement opportunities and make recommendation for enhancementHave an in-depth understanding of how the VDI system interacts with and is dependent on other core IT infrastructure and systemsMaintain the security compliance and configuration management of the VDI systemCommunicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral formatRecommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration managementProvide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basisTest new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impactMake recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system componentsInteract, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestionsAdhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all casesMaintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)Prepare security documentation for input to Computer SecurityReport project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring effortsWork under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.---------ESSysAdminBasic Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED with 13 years of IT experience; OR an Associate degree with 11 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 9 years of IT experience; OR a Master's degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a PhD with 4 years of IT experience is requiredMust have a current DoD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (examples include: Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, GICSP, CND, SSCP); OR must have the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of start dateExperience managing and maintaining VMware Horizon ViewAn in-depth knowledge of VDI technologiesExperience in Core VMware technology including VMware vSphere, vCenter, Application Virtualization, and Horizon ViewExperience with and knowledge of Windows Server and Desktop Environments (Windows 10, Windows Server 2012R2, 2016 and 2019)Must have an understanding of the desktop image build process and recompose effortsExperience with VDI profile management solutions, specifically Profile UnityExperience with hyper-converged virtualizations platforms, specifically NutanixExperience with Application Virtualization in a VDI environmentExperience managing printers in a VMware VDI environmentAbility to lift equipment weighing up to 40 poundsAbility to work after hours and weekends as neededCandidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher) -in order to be considered Preferred Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a STEM related discipline, a Security+ CE, and 9 years of experience administrating Microsoft Exchange Server, and Skype for Business, in both classified and unclassified environmentsExperience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.Strong background planning, implementing, sustaining, and administering Exchange 2016 and Skype for businessExperience with Scripting/Automation through Exchange PowerShell or other scripting languagesExcellent communication and documentation skills---------------Hands-on experience in a lead role migrating from hybrid or on-prem Exchange to Exchange online or administering Exchange in a hybrid and cloud environmentExperience with disaster recovery and high availabilityCertifications in Core VMware technology including VMware vSphere, vCenter, Application Virtualization, and Horizon ViewCurrently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar security certificationWindows domain architecture experienceUnderstanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certificationWindows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systemsKnowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk)Experience with Certification & Accreditation processDoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)Currently active Top Secret/SCI clearance is desirable------Salary Range: $109,100.00 - $171,500.00Employees 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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. -SummaryLocation: United States-California-Redondo Beach; United States-Illinois-Rolling MeadowsType: Full time

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