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IT Systems Administrator (Contract)

Job Description

You will be an IT Systems Administrator who will provide infrastructure support to our C4i organisation in support of suite of Command and Control software applications whilst continuing to take responsibility for a large number of regular or event driven maintenance tasks.

We are looking for a motivated professional who has strong Windows Infrastructure domain experience, knowledge of VMWare technologies and ideally an individual with exposure to working with complex networks. 
If you would like to find out more, please let us know. 
Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 

How you will make a difference
    Key Responsibilities: 
    • Provide technical support for both hardware and software issues C4i users encounter
    • Manage the configuration and operation of client-based computer operating systems
    • Monitor the systems daily and respond immediately to security or usability concerns
    • Create and verify backups of data
    • Respond to and resolve help desk requests
    • Upgrade systems and processes as required for enhanced functionality and security issue resolution
    • Administrate infrastructure, including firewalls, databases, malware protection software and other processes
    • Review application logs
    • Install and test computer-related equipment


    • Windows Domain Services
    • File Replication Services (FRS)
    • Distributed File System (DFS)
    • Active Directory (AD) maintenance
    • Backup Systems (e.g. Symantec BackupExec, Quantum Scalar i40)
    • Anti-Virus/Malware protection (e.g. Symantec End Point Protection)


    • VM technology
    • VMWare, ESXI
    • Creation and Deployment of VM
    • Network management and monitoring
    • Syslog/windows event logging
    • MS SQL Database Administration
    • Maintenance and configuration of Physical workstations/servers and peripherals.
    • Networking (including switches and firewalls)