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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Network Communications in Washington, District Of Columbia

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

  • Maintains smooth operation of local area, worldwide and virtual private networks (VPN). Plans, evaluates, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Prepares or 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. May design network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

  • Ensuring the stable operation and efficient performance of data networks

  • Monitoring and managing all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, and encryptors.

  • Analyzing network performance across the organization's LANs and WANs; and identifying and developing remedies for network performance bottlenecks.

  • Provide network performance statistics and reports.

  • Install and configure all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, and encryptors.

  • Inspect, maintain, and, where necessary, replace network cabling and other network-related equipment.

  • Administer hardware and software upgrades for network equipment.

  • Perform network design and capacity planning.

  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use and disaster recovery.

  • Perform network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

  • Administer and maintain user accounts, permissions, and access rights.

  • Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.

  • Interact with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.

  • Design network architectures with Juniper routers and switches

  • Configure and troubleshoot Juniper routers and switches

  • Design, configure, troubleshoot, and expand IP address schemas for a WAN/LAN network

  • Develop functional, systems, and technical requirements documents based on operational and architectural requirements.

  • Perform technical analysis of IT alternatives in support of strategic modernization efforts.

  • Provide expert analysis and advice on the feasibility of system designs.

  • Perform detailed engineering to optimize enterprise network topologies and develop engineering design documentation to produce, install, test, integrate, and support a complete functional enterprise or processing system or subsystem.

  • Provide technical support and quality control checks to ensure information systems designs and specifications meet the necessary standards.

  • Develop and present technical information papers (e.g., White Papers, Technical Reports, etc.).

  • Troubleshoot network and communications systems and equipment components.

  • Analyze operational problems and assisting in their resolution, making software and firmware modifications to existing systems, as required, to maintain latest vendor compliance and equipment functionality.

  • Test and debug software and firmware and demonstrate that modifications will perform as requested.

  • Monitor the execution of Engineering & Implementation contracts and provide expert advice on the quality of work provided by the Engineering & Implementation contractors.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 9 years of related IT experience OR a Master's degree with a minimum of 7 years of related IT experience OR a PhD with a minimum of 4 years of related IT experience

  • Security Clearance TS clearance with upgrade to SCI required

  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other IT related discipline is preferred

  • Government specified Enterprise Operations and Networks experience

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