Senior Principal Systems Engineer (Active Top Secret Clearance required; Beale AFB CA)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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This role is located at Beale AFB, CA.

In this role, you will design and define system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems and supporting laboratory.

Essential Functions:

  • Determines systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security.

  • Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves program support deficiencies.

  • Develops and recommends corrective actions. Will consult with software baseline engineers to ensure successful system total design.

  • Will plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) hardware and propriety software builds.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

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

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

  • May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment.

  • May design network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 9 years of relevant professional / military experience in Systems Engineering OR a Masters of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant professional / military experience in Systems Engineering OR a Ph.D. in a STEM discipwith 4 years of relevant professional / military experience in Systems Engineering

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an IAT Level 2 Security Certification (Security +, CySA+, CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP) or IAT DoD level 3 (CASP, CCNP-Security, CISA, CISSP,GCED, GCIH)

  • Must be willing to work outside of normally scheduled times, after hours support, and extended workdays.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems with 9 years of experience or 7 years of relevant experience with a master's degree with a current IAT Level 2 security certification.

  • A DoD 8570 IAT Level I Certification (Security+).

  • Experience performing Information Systems Security duties.

  • Experience with the following operating systems and applications:

  • o Microsoft Office, Access, and Visio.

  • o Integrated Maintenance Data System

  • o Unix/Solaris Operating Systems and Principles

  • o Windows Server

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

  • o Group policy design, testing and implementation.

  • o Oracle RAC and DB

  • o VMware Virtualization

  • o Cisco IOS

  • o Red Hat Linux

  • o Assured Compliance Assessment Solutions (ACAS)

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.