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Linux Administrator

Cheltenham or London
Job Description

Do you have experience of working in a Systems Administrator role? Do you have Linux administration experience? Are you a motivated individual looking for a new opportunity where you will feel challenged and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career?

Our Cyber Solutions Division at Northrop Grumman are currently seeking a Linux Administrator for a permanent position. 

For this role you will be required to hold and maintain security clearance.
Different thinking for a Different world
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

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

How you will make a difference

Role responsibilities:

  • You will be part of an Operations Team responsible for the development, maintenance and administration of the platform.
  • Production of Design documents, including Request for Change (RFC) and Work Instructions.
  • You will be required to carry out routine system administrative tasks such as patching, back-ups, user account creation and administration, performance anomaly resolution and system defect identification.
  • Implementation and management of security and audit policy.
Essential Criteria:
  • Linux experience as a System Administrator (ideally RHEL)
  • Experience of managing and administering anti-virus, system back up and monitoring tools. 
  •  Familiarity with the core tools such as git, ssh, Linux command line and Bash. 
  • Able to write documentation detailing routine system administrative tasks such as restoring services from back-ups and swapping out un-serviceable hardware
  • Root cause analysis and debugging to aid in resolution of functional and performance  related defects. 
  • A passion for learning new technologies and innovation. 
  • Excellent Linux system administrative skills required and a passion for technology are essential.
If you have additional experience with scripting tools such as Python or Bash this would also be desirable.
This role is operationally focussed, extremely interesting and offers exceptional personal and professional development for anyone wanting to expand their System Administration skill set.
For this role there will be a requirement to work on a different site in the Wiltshire/Somerset area with potential travel to additional customer sites.