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Northrop Grumman Principal Network Engineer* - RITS in Galveston, Texas

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Principal Network Engineer to support the Revolutionary IT Services program at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Galveston, Texas.

At Northrop Grumman we empower our team members to define and deliver solutions which will enable our clients to maintain smooth operation. The Network Engineer is a critical role which establishes and maintains highly secure and efficient management of local area, world-wide and virtual private networks (VPN). In this challenging role you will lead plans, evaluates, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication networks within the corporate and government space. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills, and opportunities to enhance and maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing. Which include mission critical components such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, and beyond.

The Network Engineer position responsibilities are:

•Designs and plans network communications systems

•Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture

•Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements

•Conducts testing of network design

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

•Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.



Basic Qualifications:

•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other IT related degree and a minimum of 5 years related IT work experience

•Minimum of 3 years' experience in a network engineering role

•Previous experience with Cisco networking equipment such as switches and routers

•Familiarity with server operating systems such as: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016, Unix, Linux, etc.

•Ability to obain/maintain industry standard certification (i.e. CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP, Network+CE or Security+ CE, GSEC) if required

•Active Secret level clearance

•US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

•Active Top Secret level clearance.

•Master's Degree in a related field

•Greater than 5 years experience working with Cisco networking equipment .

•Demonstrated ability to lead and manage technical teams.

•One of the following: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP, Network+CE or Security+ CE, GSEC certifications

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