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Principal / Sr. Principal Network Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's 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 nation's 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, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Network Engineer to join their team in San Diego, CA.

The selected individual will play a critical role in the design, development, and delivery of the program's network architecture.

Roles & Responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, minimal supervision, and collaborative/team settings across all levels
  • Work closely with engineers and technicians in a lab environment
  • Advise on integration of new emerging industry technologies to the program's systems
  • Implement engineering changes to the system as required
  • Manage CI/CD pipelines to support automated deployment of infrastructure and applications
  • Review, analyze, and incorporate technical requirements into end-to-end system architectures
  • Responsible for completing the network designs and coordinating with the peers, SMEs, and government engineers.
  • Assist proposal development by providing data inputs
  • Execute engineering projects on schedule in a DevOps environment
  • Occasional travel may be requiredNGFeaturedJobs

    This position may be filled as a Principal Network Engineer or Sr. Principal Network Engineer.

    Basic Qualifications for Principal Network Engineer:
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a STEM field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 5 years of experience; OR 3 years of experience with a Masters (MS) degree; OR 0 years of experience with a PhD
    • Solid understanding of IP address planning, VRFs, ACLs, encapsulation, switching, routing, QoS, NAT, service, and application protocols
    • Experience with authentication and data encryption methods, to include securing communications at either the datalink or network layer
    • Experience with IT infrastructure management/monitoring tools (e.g., WhatsUpGold, Splunk, SolarWinds, Cisco Secure Servers - ISE) and techniques
    • Experience using Cisco Call Managers (or equivalent), and an understanding of the VoIP stack, from an OSI modeling perspective
    • Possess one or more of the following certifications (or equivalent): CCNA, CCNP, or JNCIP-ENT
    • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have an Interim or Active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance prior to start date. (If Interim Secret, Candidate must be able to obtain full Secret Clearance once started, and be able to obtain special program access)Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Network Engineer:
      • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a STEM field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 9 years of experience; OR 7 years of experience with a Masters (MS) degree; OR 4 years of experience with a PhD
      • Solid understanding of IP address planning, VRFs, ACLs, encapsulation, switching, routing, QoS, NAT, service, and application protocols
      • Experience with authentication and data encryption methods, to include securing communications at either the datalink or network layer
      • Experience with IT infrastructure management/monitoring tools (e.g., WhatsUpGold, Splunk, SolarWinds, Cisco Secure Servers - ISE) and techniques
      • Experience using Cisco Call Managers (or equivalent), and an understanding of the VoIP stack, from an OSI modeling perspective
      • Possess one or more of the following certifications (or equivalent): CCNA, CCNP, or JNCIP-ENT
      • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have an Interim or Active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance prior to start date. (If Interim Secret, Candidate must be able to obtain full Secret Clearance once started, and be able to obtain special program access)Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, FedRAMP or JSIG information system environments
        • Familiarity in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Cybersecurity Lifecycle
        • Demonstrated success investigating root cause analysis and providing recommendations to others
        • Experience using spine & leaf architectures using LXLAN fabric and BGP-EVPN
        • Experience with terrestrial and space-based network architectures, designs, and implementation techniques
        • Experience with IDSs/IPSs, and CDS
        • Experience with HAIPE encryption
        • Basic network knowledge in cloud/hybrid infrastructures and related technologies
        • Proficiency in network modeling with programs such as Visio, MagicDraw, or Cameo
        • Current DoD 8570/8140 IA Certification (Security+CE or similar) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hireMSSDEN
          NGFeaturedJobs

          Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
          Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.

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