Sr. Principal Network EngineerSan Diego, 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Network Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA - Palmdale, CA will also be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, operate and manage companion, RMF compliant classified and unclassified networks in both lab and field environments.

  • Deploy, utilize, and maintain network management tools.

  • Maintain smooth operation of network and network management equipment during network expansion.

  • Collaborate with engineers and stakeholders to design network integration solutions to achieve mission objectives on a wide range data flow scenarios and use cases.

  • Plan and install security patches in adherence to program security requirements.

  • Monitor and sustain target uptime and latency on systems. Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, utilization, and reliability of the system including scripting for optimizing IT environment.

  • Troubleshoot issues in collaboration with users, sector partners, and vendors. Develop and recommend corrective actions.

  • Collaborate on requirements and planning for network and network management hardware / software purchasing including upgrades, licenses, warranties, tech support and refreshes.

  • Document designs using detailed schematics, diagrams, and specifications and maintain system documentation, work instructions as needed. Prepares security documentation for hand-offs to Cyber Security.

  • Plan and report project status as required for recurring and non-recurring efforts.

  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of experience or Master's Degree in STEM with 7 years of experience or 4 years with PhD..

  • Active DoD Secret clearance (will be needed to start) and ability to obtain an SCI

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR)

  • Current Security+ with CE or equivalent certification under DoD 8570.01-M

  • Current expertise with network architecture, network design, requirement specifications, and equipment selection with ability to generate, coordinate and maintain network designs and configuration artifacts

  • In depth knowledge of, and experience with, routing and switching concepts and protocols to include DNS, DHCP, GRE, IPSEC, QOS, VLANs, BGP, OSPF, DMVPN and EIGRP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of network operating systems (JUNOS, Cisco IOS)

  • Professional certification (e.g. CCNP, CCDP)

  • Experience deploying, configuring, hardening, and diagnosing JSIG/RMF compliant networks including switches, routers, firewalls and encryption devices such as GD TACLANES.

  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. SolarWinds network tools)

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment where instances are being tested and deployed simultaneously and to adapt quickly to change.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to travel, work after hours and weekends, as needed.

  • Rudimentary scripting experience

  • Experience with Splunk, GEM One, Windows Server and VMWare

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S.

Citizenship is required for most positions.

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.