Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Network Administrator in Boulder, Colorado
Support our entire enterprise and build the networks, staff the teams, and develop the processes that will keep us defining what's possible. We have opportunities across our enterprise with 90,000 team members throughout the world. The only limit to your growth is your ambition and drive. We want to empower you to bring your best, with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch your career.
Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking an experienced and senior level Network Administrator to join our Boulder, CO team in defining the future. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology support team.
The Network Administrator maintains smooth operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs. Plans, designs, configures, and installs network hardware in support of customer requirements. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware / software interconnection, as well a interfacing, including routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc. Proposes solutions to management. Ensures all communication requirements (based on future needs and current usage) are configured to optimize cost savings. Creates and 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. Designs networks, or portions of networks, including the selection of hardware and software packages.
Plan, manage and implement complex network designs in support of customer requirements.
Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
Support network teams in project designs to clarify project requirements, provide design solutions, in accordance with standards.
Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.
Document network hardware and software technology components.
Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.
Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging), spanning-tree and protocols.
Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.
Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)
Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments.
Manage timely resolution of all critical and/or complex problems meeting SLA requirements
Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel
PhD with 4 years of IT experience; OR a Master's degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 9 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 11 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 13 years of IT experience is required
Must have work experience with designing and maintaining LAN/WAN based networks, managing routing protocols on large LAN environments, and experience with Cisco hardware (routers, switches, and firewalls)
Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed
Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher) in order to be considered
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree Network Engineering, a Cisco CCNA-security (or a CCNP), and 10 years of Network design, analysis, and administration of routers, switches, hubs, and firewalls
Experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, SolarWinds, Opnet, etc.) would be nice to have
Experience with configuring TACLANES would be ideal
Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis and system architecture design
Demonstrated leadership skills, or previous management of small teams, would be helpful
Top Secret clearance would be ideal
Salary Minimum: $114,048
Salary Maximum: $171,072
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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Information Technology