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Sr. Principal Network Communications Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

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 Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Network Communication engineer to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Redondo Beach, CA area. Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • 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.
  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.
  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.
  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security.
  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.Basic Qualifications:
    • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience OR Master's degree and 7 years of experience; 13 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree
    • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance as a condition of continued employment.
    • Ability to be cleared to special access programs as condition of continued employment
    • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater or ability to obtain with 6 months of hire
    • Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks
    • Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments
    • Experience with Cisco hardware and setting up switched networksPreferred Qualifications:
      • DoD Top Secret clearance
      • Bachelors or Masters degree in IS related field
      • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE
      • 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.ESCSO
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        Salary Range: $114,100 USD - $171,100 USD

        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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