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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Mission Engineer (ME) Active DOD Secret Clearance REQUIRED-Beale AFB, CA in Beale AFB, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you.

As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. Principal Mission Engineer (ME) to Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The candidate will be the single point of contact for all aspects of engineering execution. The candidate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversees and manages the engineering design, development of software, systems, and hardware engineering.

  • Drives the engineering process development, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within their programs.

  • Serves as the engineering project team liaison to program management,customers, operations, and other functional groups.

  • Manages risks and opportunities for all engineering scope.

  • Collaborates with all functional organizations to resolve engineering conflicts.

  • Communicates regularly with program management, customers, and engineering management.

  • Owns overall quality, technical, budget, and schedule responsibility for the engineering content of assigned programs.

  • Create and update detailed assembly drawings, rack elevations, network drawings and parts lists from candidates own design requirements. Determine from the general instructions those details required and identify/obtain additional information as required from the engineering team.

  • Maintain System configuration control over SW/HW versions/configurations (network/computing/applications, automated environment creation.

  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • Evaluate and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

  • Manage the requirements, design, and implementation for networks and End-to-End systems to Support Mission Operations, existing ground systems and upgrades - technology refresh, and reliability / maintainability.

  • Product Deliveries include: ICDs, Emulator/Simulator baseline control, test plans, network diagrams, integration/deployment work instructions, production and test system hardware (e.g. networks).

  • Individual must be willing to work outside of normally scheduled times, after hours support, and extended work days.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days- a-week, and 365 days a year.


Basic Qualifications for Senior Missions Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience or 7 years of relevant experience with a master's degree; 4 years with PhD.

  • Candidates must have a current Active DOD Secret clearance granted or renewed within the last 6 years to be considered.

  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) level clearance as a condition of continued employment.

  • Must be able to maintain IAT Level 2 Security Certification (Security +, CySA+, CCNA Security, GICSP,GSEC, SSCP) or IAT DoD level 3 (CASP, CCNP-Security, CISA, CISSP,GCED, GCIH) or able to obtain and maintain within 6 months of start date.

  • Individual must be willing to work outside of normally scheduled times, after hours support, and extended work days.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days- a-week, and 365 days a year.

  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements such as chemical warfare training and immunizations that may include anthrax and smallpox.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current IAT Level 2 security certification.

  • Active TOP Secret DOD Clearance or higher

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level I Certification (Security+).

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting information's systems.

  • ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Microstation, AutoCAD, and Photoshop software proficiency

  • Must have experience designing, developing, building, testing and maintaining network and computing infrastructure

  • Must have experience identifying systems anomalies and troubleshooting (network/custom applications/COTS software/server infrastructure)

  • Must have knowledge of virtualization sustainment/maintenance.

  • Must have hands-on experience with Networks to include technology such as: switches/routers/firewalls; RF appliances: modems, spectrum analyzers; computing infrastructure: Servers / workstations, Linux, M

  • Experience with the following operating systems and applications:

  • Microsoft Office, Access and Visio

  • Integrated Maintenance Data System

  • Unix/Solaris Operating Systems and Principles Windows Server

  • Windows Server Update Service

  • High Availability Domain Control Applications

  • Wide Area (WAN) and Local Area (LAN) networking

  • Group policy design, testing and implementation

  • Oracle RAC and DB

  • VCenter Virtualization

  • Cisco IOS

  • Red Hat Linux

  • Assured Compliance Assessment Solutions (ACAS)

  • Solaris Resource Groups

  • Solaris Clustering

  • VMWare Horizons

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 : Engineering