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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Network in Nellis AFB, Nevada

Working in Northrop Grumman Defense Systems means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in. If you're looking for challenging work experiences with a bigger purpose and desire to learn in a collaborative environment, we invite you to look for the next step in your career at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a qualified Principal Network Engineer to become part of a diverse team of network engineering professionals supporting a fast-paced, growing, dynamic program for our Air Force customer. This position is located at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

The candidate will be responsible for performing network installations in accordance with established configuration management processes and independently performing troubleshooting and maintenance support activities. The preferred candidate will be a network engineer with hands-on experience and knowledge of network architecture design, development and testing methodologies. Specific technical skills desired include:

  • A solid understanding of the OSI Model, TCP/IP, routing protocols BGP and OSPF

  • Experience in UDP multicast, CDS, BGP, IGMP, PIM, VLANs, GRE Tunnels, and TCP/IP network designs desired.

  • Industry vendor certifications from Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCSP) or Juniper (JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCIE) are a plus This requisition may be filled based on the qualifications listed below.


Basic Qualifications:

Principal Network Engineer: Bachelors of Science degree with 5 years of applicable experience; 3 years with MS; 0 years with PhD. 4 additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a college degree.

  • Active Top Secret security clearance, eligible for SCI.

  • Experience with implementing layer 3/layer 2 security configurations on network devices to include port-security, routing protocol authentication, and access control lists.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, CCNA-Security) or able to obtain within 6 months.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills involving diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems while maximizing performance.

  • Experience developing and updating internal documentation for projects and network engineering functions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of LAN/WAN configuration and security strategies.

  • Experience configuring, installing, and supporting network equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls, maximizing network efficiency and security.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance

  • Experience with protocol analyzers/sniffers such as Wireshark

  • Experience in authentication & encryption methods/capabilities (TACACS+, Active Directory, GEM-X)

  • Cisco Certification a plus (CCNA, CCNP)

  • Experience configuring Cisco firewalls to permit/deny network traffic by implementing access control lists.

  • Experience with configuring Cisco Call Manager

  • Experience with configuring Cisco Identity Services Manager (ISE)

  • Experience with configuring Cisco wireless access points

  • The ability to work individually or collaboratively in a team environment, as well as independently at times, in a fast-paced environment.

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