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 Mission Systems is seeking an engineer to join our team to collaborate on the design, deployment, and maintenance of distributed architecture systems. This position will assist in the development and implementation of enterprise solutions that align with best practices to support mission critical objectives. This engineer will be tasked with maintaining awareness of market and technology trends to bring new and best of breed solutions to our customers.
Typical Minimum Education / Experience for Principal Cyber Systems Engineer: Five (5) years of relevant experience with bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM); three (3) years with Masters; no experience required with PhD. NOTE: Four (4) years of additional relevant experience can be substituted in lieu of degree.
To be considered you'll need:
US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months
Must possess DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher prior to start date
You will be a great fit if:
You have working knowledge in two or more of the following areas:
Data Storage Technologies : Technical expertise with NetApp. Maintain backup and recovery solutions, storage provisioning, storage management, implement data protections. Provide Data Analysis, preliminary design, and cost estimates.
Virtual Infrastructure: Ability to design, deploy, manage, maintain, and upgrade VMware vCenter, ESXi, NSX-T, Horizon VDI environments, and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid.
Network Engineering: Ability to plan, design, implement, and maintain a physical and virtual network environment. Technical expertise with Cisco and/or VMware NSX devices and technologies. Knowledge of routing protocols, employment of distributed logical routers and firewalls, and network micro-segmentation. Create illustrated network design and configuration diagrams in Visio for small to large networks.
Windows Systems Engineering: Experience in designing, implementing, and configuring Windows enterprise architecture to include Active Directory, DHCP, GPOs, DNS, LDAP, Bitlocker and Certificate Authorities. Technical expertise with MS Exchange, MECM (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager), MS SQL, WSUS, Windows operating system and Windows Server environments.
Linux Engineering: Experience with multiple Linux distributions with a focus on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Ability to employ security hardening, granular role-based access, and automation of repeated tasks. Specialized knowledge with Red Hat Satellite Server, Capsule Servers, System Build Automation (Ansible, Red Hat Ansible Tower, Red Hat Automation Controller) and PostgreSQL.
Scripting/Automation : Experience in automating engineering tasks utilizing scripting and/or orchestration tools. Specifically, proficiency in one or more of the following languages is preferred: PowerShell, Python, Bash, or YAML (executed/managed via Ansible). Knowledge of version control using code repositories (Bitbucket/Gitlab).
What to expect:
During the first 30 days of employment onboarding activities to include Northrop Grumman training requirements, program overviews, system architecture familiarization, and department-specific training will establish a solid foundation for the new team member. Introductions to management and team leads will provide insight into the team dynamics while identifying key areas where the engineer can provide value to the mission.
Day 30 through 90 will consist of further integrating the engineer into daily activities with a team lead to guide them. Tasks will be assigned in accordance with the appropriate pace needed to ensure process and system architecture assimilation.
Day 90 and onward will consist of mission-guided projects and opportunities for the engineer to collaborate in a cross-functional team environment. From leading day-to-day activities in the operations department, to testing cutting-edge feature enhancements to the enterprise architecture, the engineer will have the ability to invest in their future while delivering maximum value to our customer's mission.
In addition to the competitive pay and 40 hours of PTO on day 1, as a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
401k 6% Matching
Educational Assistance ($10,000 a year) / Certification Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion resources
This position may provide the employee the flexibility of working a traditional 40-hour week or work a 9/80 schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.
Learn more about the exciting mission at Northrop Grumman:
Salary Range: $99,500 - $149,300
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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.
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