Sr Principal Network Engineer-AHT Huntsville, AL

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.

Job Description:

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 way.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is looking for a Sr Principal Network Engineer in Huntsville, AL.

Candidate must be able to:

Design and plan tactically deployed network communications systems

Design and develop specifications and detailed schematics for numerous network architectures

Conduct testing and analysis of network designs

Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networking such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

Travel to test events, some being in austere government test-range environments, for periods not longer than 2 weeks in duration, 2-3 times per year

Hold or obtain a Secret clearance

Hold Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II or III certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Security+ certification

Experience with network test gear to resolve technical issues at all layers of OSI model

Experience configuring routers for EIGRP, OSPF, IP Multicast Protocols

Experience with CISCO IOS

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with at least 9 years of network management, administration, and connectivity experience.


Master's Degree with at least 7 years of relevant experience


PhD with at least 4 years of relevant experience


Equivalent commercial or military training, certifications, and 13 years of network management, administration, and connectivity experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in developing networks from design through implementation

Experience configuring and maintaining Multicast networking

Experience with mentoring and training early career network engineers

Experience working face-to-face with U.S. government customers

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Salary Range: $107,000 - $160,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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