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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr Principal Network Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal or Sr Principal Network Engineer for the Space Launch and Missile Defense Systems Ground Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) Ground Systems program located in Huntsville, AL.

Job Responsibilities:

• Design, develop, configure, integrate, install and test LAN/WAN networks primarily consisting of Cisco switches and routers, Palo Alto firewalls and NSA Type 1 encryption devices

• Derive system-level requirements from architectural guidelines and project objectives

• Develop detailed designs with supporting implementation, test and transition plans

• Usher proposed system changes through the Configuration Management process to successful implementation and delivery to the Customer/Operator

• Develop and maintain documentation supporting the Product through development, integration, deployment and delivery to the customer/operator

• Work within and across teams to support and coordinate daily integration activities

• Create and update Visio drawings of network and rack elevation diagrams

• Execute root cause analysis to troubleshoot and resolve complex network system issues

• Support network connectivity for UNIX, Linux, Windows, NAS and virtualized systems

• Work with vendor support for resolution of hardware and related issues

• Interface with DISA

• Up to 50% travel may be required for this position including supporting product installation and checkout at operational and test locations


Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at either Principal Network Engineer or Senior Principal Network Engineer level:

  • Principal Network Engineer: 5 years' experience with Bachelors; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree

  • Sr. Principal Network Engineer : 9 years' experience with Bachelors; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD

  • US Citizenship required

  • Must possess and maintain Department of Defense Active Secret Security Clearance.

  • Hands-on experience with TCP/IP networks (copper and fiber)

  • Hands-on experience with Cisco routers, switches and firewalls

  • Hands-on experience with network evaluation and troubleshooting

  • Experience with all layers of the OSI Model and configuration of networks with routing protocols, packet captures, ACLs, firewalls and security

  • Must possess or be able to obtain an industry recognized certification equivalent to Cisco's CCNA

  • Must possess or be able to obtain DOD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MDA experience

  • GMD experience

  • Network design, virtual environments and cyber systems design

  • Experience working in Agile Scrum environments

  • Experience with General Dynamics TACLANEs

  • Multicast networking

  • Experience with routing protocols

  • Management and monitoring of ancillary devices such as PDUs, Access Servers, Packet Aggregators

  • Hold a current industry recognized certification such as CCNP, CCIE or JNCIE

  • Experience with DISA, or similar local and long-haul circuit vendors

  • MILSAT/COMSAT systems

  • Network design, virtualized environments and cyber systems design

  • Communicating / coordinating highly technical requirements with team members is a priority due to competing priorities and demanding deadlines

  • Experience with vigorous change management environment and the ability to document and test all changes prior to implementation

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