Principal Engineer Network - IT Network Engineer & Lab Support (24-125)Colorado Springs, CO

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 Space Systems - Launch and Missile Defense Systems offers an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Engineer Network - IT Network Engineer & Lab Support (24-125). We invite you to join our team of diverse, qualified individuals in this dynamic role based in the vibrant Colorado Springs, CO area.

Position Overview:

The candidate will play a crucial role in the Platform and Infrastructure (P&I) information technology team, assisting senior system administrators and government network subject matter experts in managing and sustaining network components vital to the operations of associated support networks.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge of network architecture, engineering, design, implementation, and testing.

  • Understanding of network communication protocols and routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP) and IP network troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of network testing methodologies using routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP behavior, network communications and routing protocols, network traffic analysis, and troubleshooting experience.

  • Must be an effective communicator with excellent writing and presentation skills using Microsoft PowerPoint and Visio drawing tools.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume if applicable.

  • An active Secret clearance is required to start.

  • 5 years with a Bachelor's degree in a related field; 3 years with a Master's degree or 9 years experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8140 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with other highly motivated network engineers.

  • Familiarity with network communication products, including routers, switches, firewalls, Domain Name Servers (DNS), and data encryption products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications in the industry vendor Juniper or Cisco are a plus.

  • Prior knowledge of the C2BMC networks or organization.

  • Knowledge, skill sets, or experience using protocol analyzers/sniffers (e.g., Wireshark).

  • Experience in Network Management Systems (HP Network Node Manager, Solarwinds, and NAS/SAN technologies (NetApp or Gigastore).

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Salary Range: $88,600 - $133,000

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.