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Northrop Grumman Principal Network Administrator in San Diego, California

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... Northrop Grumman ES&CSO is seeking an experienced Network Analyst to join our San Diego team in defining the future. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology support team.

Maintains smooth operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs. Plans, designs, configures, and installs network hardware in support of customer requirements. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc. Proposes solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Creates and ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions. Provides regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems. May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment. Designs network or portion of network that includes selection of hardware and software packages.

  • Plan, manage and implement complex network designs in support of customer requirements.

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Support network teams in project designs to clarify project requirements, provide design solutions, in accordance with standards.

  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.

  • Document network hardware and software technology components.

  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.

  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging), spanning-tree and protocols.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.

  • Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)

  • Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments.

  • Manage timely resolution of all critical and/or complex problems meeting SLA requirements

  • Able to design and implement an enterprise network. Recommends data, voice or video network investment decisions to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future network performance, stability, and network management issues.

  • Provide guidance to team members and provide status metrics to customer and Northrop Grumman management.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings




Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience. Or a Master's degree and 3 years of related experience.

  • Must have a Current Security + CE or the ability to obtain this required certification within 6 months of start date.

  • Must have an Active Secret Security Clearance

  • Must have the ability to maintain an active clearance

  • Must have the ability to be cleared to special access programs

  • Must be able to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Must have the ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

  • US citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in IS related field

  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE certification

  • Hands on experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, Powerpoint and Excel

  • Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis and system architecture design

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and has effectively managed small teams

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, etc.)

  • Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks including Telco circuits

  • Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments

  • Experience managing networks for virtualized server networks

  • Experience with Cisco hardware including routers, switches, and firewalls

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