Network Engineer / Principal Network Engineer - Top SecretBeale Afb, CA

Requisition ID: R10155884

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Beale AFB, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, we want you to join our team as an Engineer Network/Principal Engineer Network. This position is located at Beale AFB, CA .

Roles and responsibilities 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.

• Able to 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.

• Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel ** **

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

• Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience or 6 years of related experience in lieu of degree.

• Current Security + CE

• Active Secret, with an investigation done within the last 5 years

• Ability to maintain an active clearance

• Ability to be cleared to special access programs

• Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

• Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

• US citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance

• Experience with Cisco hardware and setting up switched networks

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

• Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience or 9 years of related experience in lieu of degree.

• Current Security + CE

• Current Top Secret and able to maintain said clearance

• Ability to obtain and retain Special Program Access clearance within 365 days from submission

• Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

• Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

• US citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance

• Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks

• Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments

• Experience with Cisco hardware including routers, switches, and firewalls

Preferred Qualifications

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 experience in the use of network analysis tools (e.g., WireShark, OpNet, etc.).

• Strong Knowledge of TCP/IP.

• Strong knowledge of LAN concepts such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging) and spanning-tree.

• Strong knowledge of WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3).

• IP addressing design and subnets.

• Experience using test equipment such as protocol analyzers and cable test sets.

• Knowledge of government grade encryption gear such as (TACLANES).

• Knowledge of Cisco hardware.

• Knowledge of classified network design is a plus.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Good project management skills.

• Ability to work in fast paced environment

Salary Range: $75,700 - $113,500

Salary Range 2: $93,000 - $139,600

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.