Principal Network Communications Engineer Mayport Naval Station, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Principal Network Communications Engineer that can ensure end to end, data communication performance, system interoperability, and delivery that meets the need in accordance with the performance specifications. This position will be located to Mayport, FL, with final assignment location being United Arab Emirates.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform field integration, troubleshooting and repair of communications and data link systems in military flight test environment, including operations on a flightline, in a hangar, and in command and control centers.

  • Perform/support review and analysis of supplier design data, definition of functional test requirements including acceptance, qualification, and system integration.

  • Responsibility for the testing, maintenance, and integration of Comms and Networks equipment: Radio terminals, software loads, switches, routers, and firewalls required to support ground and flight test operations.

  • Interfacing with other engineers and support personnel to troubleshoot any network related issues.

  • Work with system admin, maintainers, and onsite personnel to troubleshoot and repair any internal operational issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Top SECRET Clearance.

  • Experience with communications technologies examples include: Internet Protocol (IP) networks, Voice over IP (VoIP), Information Assurance (IA), satellite and Line-of-Sight (LOS) RF communications, control interfaces, co-site interference

  • Technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, switches

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active, In-Scope, DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years.

  • Working knowledge on network security devices (e.g. firewall, IDS, IPS), network information & event management systems (e.g. ISE, Splunk, Solarwinds, Nagios) and software defined architectures (e.g. Cisco ACI)

  • Working knowledge on Virtualization (e.g. VMware)

  • Solid programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, Ansible)

  • Deep understanding of Kubernetes and Container networking

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,600

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.

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