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Northrop Grumman Principal Network Engineer (20-327) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our C2BMC team as a Network Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll Get to Do:

Candidate will be part of the Network Development team and assist the senior network design engineers with the design and development of network components supporting the C2BMC BMDS Communications Network. Specific areas include design, implementation, integration, and testing as well as support of the network development life cycle with peer reviews, documentation and configuration management adhering to the project level process plans.

  • Must be an effective communicator with excellent writing and presentation skills using Microsoft PowerPoint and Visio drawing tools.

  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with other highly motivated network engineers.

  • Familiarity with network communication products including router, switches, firewalls, Domain Name Servers (DNS) and data encryption products.

  • Minimum DoD Secret Clearance required upon start.

Travel may be required including OCONUS to support site deployment of spiral upgrades.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret security clearance

  • 5 years of experience with a Bachelor of Science in the Computer Science field or a minimum of 9 years in lieu of a degree (i.e. EE, CIS, CPE, MIS, IT).

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA).

  • Knowledge of network architecture, engineering, design, implementation, and testing.

  • Understanding of network communication protocols and network routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP) and IP network troubleshooting.

  • Basic knowledge of network testing methodologies using routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP behavior, network communications and routing protocols, network traffic analysis and troubleshooting experience.

  • Certifications in the industry vendor: Juniper required, Cisco a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge of the C2BMC and/or MDA networks or organizations.

  • If candidate has knowledge, skill sets or experience using protocol analyzers/sniffers (e.g., Wireshark, Solarwinds, etc).

  • Experience in DoD authentication & encryption methods/capabilities (KG-175, TACACS+, RADIUS, Active Directory, GEM-X).

  • Experience in Network Management Systems (HP Network Node Manager or Solarwinds) or NAS/SAN technologies (NetApp, or Gigastore).

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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.

Job Category : Information Technology