Principal/Sr Principal Network Architect

Northrop Grumman

3.2

(26)

San Diego, CA

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    Position summary

    Our organization is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.

    We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal/Sr Principal Network Architect based out of San Diego, CA. As a Principal/Sr Principal Network Architect at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

    What You'll get to Do:
    The selected individual will play a critical role in the design, development, and delivery of the program's network architecture.

    This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Sr. Principal Level.

    Qualifications:

    Basic Qualifications for Principal Network Architect:

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related discipline with 5 years of experience; OR 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree OR a minimum of 0 years of experience with STEM PhD degree; an additional 4 years of relevant experience/education can be considered in lieu of a Bachelors Degree
    • Expertise with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection
    • Understanding of IP4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP
    • Understanding of network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE)
    • Understanding of advanced features like GRE, IPSEC, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.
    • Familiar with network management protocols, like SNMP, SSH, syslog, RADIUS/TACACS
    • Ability to operate with considerable independence, and to self-identify/pursue long-term interests.
    • Ability to communicate well, including proficiency with MS Office tools, including PowerPoint and Visio
    • DoD 8570 Security certification such as Sec+, CASP, CISSP, or equivalent.
    • On-site presence at San Diego Spectrum Center or Rancho Carmel at least 50%
    • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have, and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance

    Basic Qualifications for Sr Principal Network Architect:

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related discipline with 9 years of experience; OR 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree OR a minimum of 4 years of experience with STEM PhD degree; an additional 4 years of relevant experience/education can be considered in lieu of a Bachelors Degree
    • Expertise with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection
    • Understanding of IP4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP
    • Understanding of network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE)
    • Understanding of advanced features like GRE, IPSEC, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.
    • Familiar with network management protocols, like SNMP, SSH, syslog, RADIUS/TACACS
    • Ability to operate with considerable independence, and to self-identify/pursue long-term interests.
    • Ability to communicate well, including proficiency with MS Office tools, including PowerPoint and Visio
    • DoD 8570 Security certification such as Sec+, CASP, CISSP, or equivalent.
    • On-site presence at San Diego Spectrum Center or Rancho Carmel at least 50%
    • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have, and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A professional certification specific to the networking industry like a CCNA/CCNP/CCIE or equivalent.
    • Familiar with network management applications, like Splunk, Firepower Management Center (FMC), and/or Cisco ISE.
    • Exposure to the Risk Management Framework, associated security controls, and STIGs.
    • Familiar with Windows, Linux, and VMWare configuration and troubleshooting.
    • Experience with HAIPE/TACLANE and other military COMSEC/CRYPTO equipment and procedures.
    • Experience with tactical/military radio networks, like Common Data Link (CDL) and ANW2.
    • Experience with (MIL) SATCOM equipment and services.
    • Experience with Cisco Unified Communications / VoIP and VTC
    • Experience with Cisco Modelling Labs (CML) or Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL).

    Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900
    Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

    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://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.