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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Electronics Network Engineer in Patuxent River, Maryland

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Triton program has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Electronics Network Engineer to join our team of highly skilled and motivated engineers to be our onsite Networks Responsible Engineer at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

Position Overview:

The selected candidate will be part of an Engineering Reach-Back Team supporting the Triton Integrated Test Team (ITT) in preparation and execution of comprehensive system test procedures, ground and flight testing of multiple networking nodes and domains.

Essential Functions:

  • Synthesize Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) 4 networks software installations and integration activities with a US Navy- Northrop Grumman Integrated Test Team (ITT).

  • Coordinate with Networks and Test Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to develop networks software solutions, ensuring a seamless technical integration effort within a complex multi-domain, encrypted unmanned aerial system (UAS).

  • Work independently on a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity, as assigned.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels of the organization.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years related engineering experience in multiple domain or networks related activity, or a Master's Degree and 7 years of experience, or a PhD and 4 years of experience.

  • Knowledge in network routing & switching systems (e.g. switches, routers).

  • Current active U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Masters of Science Degree in Computer Sciences

  • Networks + Certification

  • Current active U.S. Government DoD- Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance

  • Knowledge on network defense systems (e.g. firewall, IDS, IPS)

  • Knowledge on network simulations and load testing (e.g. CML, GNS3, T-bird, iPerf, Ixia)

  • Working knowledge on computer operating systems (e.g. Windows, Solaris, Linux)

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

  • Knowledge on Virtualization (e.g. VMware)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent level of Cisco Certification

  • Flight or lab test experience working with the US Navy, AtSys COE (Triton GSEG and Networks) to provide technical expertise to both integration and test activities

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Job Category : Engineering