Principal Engineer Network/Sr Principal Engineer Network - NG Space SystemsRedondo Beach, CA

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The Integration Support Group (ISG), a large diverse IT service organization supporting three major restricted programs, has an opening for a Principal or Senior Principal Network Engineer to design and perform the installation and configuration of network products, including Cisco switches, routers and firewalls. Installation activities include initial setup following standard configuration guidelines, security hardening, cabling, labeling, documentation, and checkout. Ongoing tasks include problem resolution, firewall changes, connection additions, moves and changes, monitoring. The location for this role will be at our Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA. This work is in a secure facility (SCIF) and 100% onsite work is required.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance in all aspects of network management from network design through implementation, maintenance, and upgrading of existing systems

  • Implement a communication system requirement to support distributed functionality of a software engineering environment

  • Analyze network characteristics

  • Troubleshoots network and system problems

This requisition may be filled at either the Principal Network Engineer (T03) level or a Senior Principal Network Engineer (T04) level, depending on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for the Principal Network Engineer (T03):

  • Current active Sensitive Compartmented Investigation (SCI) security access/clearance needed, preferably CENTER briefed

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience, or a master's degree with 3 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Adjudicated Counterintelligence (CI) polygraph

  • Active CompTIA Security+ certification

  • Ability to apply to Privileged User (PU) status prior to start date

Basic Qualifications for the Senior Principal Network Engineer (T04):

  • Current active Sensitive Compartmented Investigation (SCI) security access/clearance needed, preferably CENTER briefed

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of related experience, or a master's degree with 7 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Adjudicated Counterintelligence (CI) polygraph

  • Active CompTIA Security+ certification

  • Ability to apply to Privileged User (PU) status prior to start date

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Information Assurance (IA) experience related to Certification and Accreditation

  • Linux and/or Windows System Admin knowledge is a definite plus

  • Experience in developing networks from design through implementation

  • Experience with CISCO Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

  • Experience with CISCO IOS or NX-OS

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

  • Experience configuring and maintaining Multicast networking

  • Experience configuring routers for EIGRP, OSPF, IP Multicast Protocols

  • Experience configuring firewalls

  • Familiarity with the Agile methodology

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $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.

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