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Cloud Engineer / Sr Principal System Software Analyst

Herndon, VA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a System Software Analyst / Cloud Engineer to support a NG DoD program in Herndon, VA. The candidate will be a member of the Engineering & Sciences (E&S) Eastern Region homeroom. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to design, develop, produce and sustain product lines across the enterprise while providing a decisive advantage to our customer’s missions. The candidate will be a self-starter and will be expected to manage and complete their tasks in a fast-paced results driven environment.


Support the AWS GovCloud and Commercial Cloud environments.

Be responsible for installation, configuration and maintenance of the servers and Commercial Software packages.

Perform software installations, maintain system documentation, manage server and software configurations, establish and enforce procedures, monitor system health, collect performance metrics and participate in capacity planning. 

Troubleshoot performance issues utilizing root-cause analysis and address system issues. 

Work with configuration management team to automate AMI builds, systems configuration and orchestration of product deployment through use of CloudFormation; help define and develop processes to automate the deployment and monitoring of AWS cloud resources; manage AWS infrastructure through automated processes utilizing Cloudformation, AWS CLI, and other AWS SDKs as necessary, maintaining infrastructure as code and Implement and configure infrastructure and security monitoring tools to ensure and improve upon system reliability. 

Additionally, good communication skills are required in order to provide guidance to the customer and operations team on technical aspects of the AWS environment.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.Some support will be on-site at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelors degree with 9 years of related experience.

Experience administering Operating Systems (Linux - RedHat, Windows Server 2012 or higher)

Experience with AWS cloud infrastructure and native automation toolsets (CloudFormation)

Experience with scripting (Bash, Python, Perl, etc…)

Must have a minimum DoD Secret security clearance with SSBI

Must have a Security+ certification or equivalent certification for DoD 8570 compliance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud systems and deployments (Lambda, CloudFormation)

Knowledge of PKI Certificate based authentication / Single Sign-On

Knowledge of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Cyber Security

Knowledge Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, WebLogic DNS and databases (Oracle, SQL Server, RedShift, others)

Knowledge of web services setup

Knowledge of networking and communications

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