Deployable Sr. Principal Network Communications/System Admin (4) - Top Secret Beale 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Network Communications/System Admin (Level 4) to join our diverse team of professionals located at Beale AFB, CA.

You will maintain smooth operation of Information System Hardware and Software. You will plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of several integrated and specialized information systems. You will maintain technical expertise in all areas of information systems hardware/software, radio frequency and SATCOM communications systems, and 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. Prepare documentation or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including maintenance documentation and instructions. Provide regular monitoring and analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems. Ensures secure movement of information across a multi-classification level computing environment. May coordinate third-party maintenance for equipment. Supports integration and provides engineering feedback on effectiveness of system upgrades and modifications. May design systems or portions of systems that include selection of hardware and software packages.

NG Skill

Basic Qualifications:

  • 13 years of Network Comms and/or System Administration experience; or Bachelors degree and 9 years of Network Comms and/or System Administration experience; or Masters and 7 years of relevant experience; or a PhD and 4 years of relevant experience.

  • Must possess or personally obtain Security Plus (Sec+) Certification within 6 mos of hire.

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

  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.

  • Must be 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.

  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 90 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements to include required immunizations and vaccinations.

  • Must possess an active 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:

  • 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: $112,300 - $168,500

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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