Staff Engineer Network - NG Space Systems Redondo Beach, CA

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

The Integration Support Group (ISG) has an opening for a Staff 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.

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

  • Design and plan network communications systems including the specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements

  • Conduct testing of network design, maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

Basic Qualifications:

  • No active security clearance needed; must have the ability to obtain SCI access prior to start date

  • Bachelor's degree with 14 years of related experience, or a master's degree with 12 years of related experience, or a PhD with 9 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Ability to obtain a Cyber Security certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Cyber Security Certification

  • Information Assurance experience related to Certification and Accreditation

  • System Admin knowledge for Linux or Windows is beneficial

  • Experience in developing networks from design through implementation

  • 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

  • Current SCI clearance and an adjudicated CI Poly is a definite plus

Salary Range: $146,000 - $219,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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