Principal/Sr. Principal Network Communications Engineer

Northrop Grumman

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(26)

San Diego, CA

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    Position summary

    ineer; this position will be located in San Diego, CA. Please note that due to the classified nature of this position, the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our San Diego, CA campus, and that this is not a remote work opportunity. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Maintain smooth operation of classified network.
    • Plan, design, configure, and install network hardware in support of customer requirements.
    • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc.
    • Propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements are based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.
    • Create and ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.
    • Provide 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.
    • Design and implement an enterprise network.

    This position may be filled at a Level 3 or Level 4, based on the qualifications listed below.

    Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

    • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 9 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
    • Candidates must have a current DoD Top Secret level security clearance (at a minimum), to include a closed investigation date completed within the last 6 years, or must be enrolled in the DoD Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP), in order to be considered; the required security clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
    • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater, or the ability to obtain certification within 3 months of start date; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • 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 networks.
    • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

    Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

    • Associate's degree and 11 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience, or a Master's degree and 7 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 13 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
    • Candidates must have a current DoD Top Secret level security clearance (at a minimum), to include a closed investigation date completed within the last 6 years, or must be enrolled in the DoD Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP), in order to be considered; the required security clearance must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
    • IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater, or the ability to obtain certification within 3 months of start date; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • 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 networks.
    • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.
    • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE certification.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, etc.).

    Salary Range: $97,500 - $181,300

    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.