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Northrop Grumman Network Communications / Active Top Secret Clearance in Virtual Posting,

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Role & Responsibilities: In this role, you will:

  • Maintain smooth operation of local area, world wide and virtual private networks (VPN).

  • Plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network.

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

  • Propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.

  • Prepare or 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.

  • Coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment.

  • Design network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

  • Ability to operate under minimal supervision.

  • Execute day to day management and operations of systems and networks.

  • Manage COTS & GOTS products to collect, display and remediate a variety of automated system security and system operations/performance functions and metrics.

  • Follow Operations and Maintenance (O&M) checklists to maintain the service (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly O&M checklists); build Tactics, Techniques and Processes (TTPs) and Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) associated with service checklists.

  • Operate monitoring tools/capabilities with the enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) and create/tailor complex event alarms/rules and summary reports.

  • Assist in analyzing technical risk, upon request, of emerging cybersecurity tools and processes.

  • Work as part of a security incident response team as needed.

  • Have working technical competency in one or more of the following supported platforms: Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, MS Hyper-V/VMWare/ESx/Xen Hypervisors, Enterprise networking/firewalls/intrusion detection/prevention systems, forensic analysis/vulnerability assessment, Group Policy management and configuration, Scripting, BMC Footprints, WSUS, , Lumension, Bitlocker, SQL Server 2012, TomCat, IIS, Windows Server 2012r2/2016, Win 10, Red Hat 6.5, Microsoft Office.

  • Utilize Toolkits, SEIMs, Logrhythm, ACAS/Nessus/SCAP, mandatory/role-based access control concepts (e. g. SE Linux extensions to RHEL, PitBull, AppArmor, and Sentris) , video teleconferencing/VOIP, Oracle/MS SQL database security, and Apache/IIS Web server security.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a related area and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; additional/equivalent experience (4 years) will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Certifications: Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level II within 6 months of the date of hire.

  • Security Clearance: Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility.

  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information.

  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktop and server operating systems, Microsoft Exchange Server, and as needed RHEL operating systems administration and associated hardware.

  • Working knowledge of CISCO network and switching and virtualization technologies.

  • Working knowledge of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and data backup technologies.

  • Working knowledge communication security (COMSEC)policies and integration.

  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework,Common Criteria, and System Security Policy as they relate to assessments and authorization.

  • Working knowledge and current relevant experience with PL2and PL3network environments/systems.

  • Experience providing technical support in a customer service role.

  • Experience applying industry standards and best practices in an enterprise-level Windows system environment.

  • Experience solving technical problems quickly and identifying opportunities to automate repetitive processes.

  • Working knowledge of WSUS and/or YUM patch deployment methodologies.

  • Must be familiar with DoD policy as it applies to implementing and executing system and network administration.​​​​​​​

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Information Technology

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