Deployable Principal Network Communications - Top SecretBeale Afb, CA

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, we want you to join our team as a Principal Network Communications (Level 3) to join our diverse team of professionals located at Beale AFB, CA.

You will maintain smooth operation of Advanced and Specialized Information System Hardware and Software.

Your duties include:

  • Plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of several complex and specialized information systems.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of information systems hardware/software, radio frequency and SATCOM communications systems, and computer interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.

  • Prepares or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.

  • Provides regular monitoring and analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems.

  • May coordinate third-party maintenance for equipment.

  • May design systems or portions of systems that include selection of hardware and software packages.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 9 years of Network Communications experience and a High School diploma or equivalent. A Bachelors degree and 5 years of Network Communications experience; Masters and 3 years for relevant experience; PhD with zero years for relevant experience may also be considered.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Bi-Annual FAA Third Class Flight Physical Certification.

  • Ability to complete initial qualification training within 365 days from program access and show continuous progress throughout the training program.

  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days- a-week, and 365 days a year.

  • Ability to meet medical requirements for worldwide travel.

  • Have and maintain a valid U.S. passport.

  • Ability to accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements to include required immunizations and vaccinations.

  • A current DoD Top Secret security clearance and be able to maintain that clearance.

  • Ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with:

• Requirements Capture

• Test and Implementation

• Integrated Maintenance Data System

• Unix/Solaris Operating Systems and Principles

• Windows Server and Desktop versions.

• Wide Area (WAN) and Local Area (LAN) networking

• Group policy design, testing and implementation

• Radio Frequency Transmission Systems

• Satellite Communications Systems

• Oracle RAC

• Virtualization

• Flight experience and familiarity with commercial mission planning software.

• Quality Assurance or performing quality reviews of technical publications or training documents.

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.