Sr. Principal Network Administrator - PolygraphLinthicum, MD

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Network Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future. Please note that the candidate selected for this position will be required to work on-site, full-time at our campus in either Linthicum or Annapolis Junction, MD, and that this is not a remote work opportunity. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Maintain smooth operation of classified network.

  • Plan, design, configure, and install network hardware in support of customer requirements.

  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc.

  • Propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.

  • Create and ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.

  • Provide regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems.

  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.

  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems.

  • Design and implement an enterprise network.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience, or Master's degree and 7 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • Candidates must have a current DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance with a polygraph (at a minimum), to include a closed investigation date completed within the last 6 years, or must be enrolled in the DoD Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP), in order to be considered; the required security clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+CE) or greater required on Day 1; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks.

  • Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments.

  • Experience with Cisco hardware and setting up switched networks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.

  • 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 strong leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, etc.).

Salary Range: $115,400 - $181,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.