Principal/ Sr. Principal Network Engineer (AHT)Newport News, VA

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 is seeking motivated professionals to join our team as Network Engineer in Warner Robins, GA or Newport News, VA . The selected candidates will be motivated, energetic, and willing to learn. The candidate will work on a small team supporting the Defense Weapons Systems. They will support the integration of Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AFDCGS) mission capabilities to include: installation, maintenance, and sustainment.

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Perform network engineering functions including conceptualization, design, implementation, and optimization.

  • Provide integrated support to maintain and sustain the DCGS infrastructure that supports Geographic intelligence (GEOINT), Multi-Intelligence (MULTI-INT), and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).

  • Deliver detailed network schematics, hardware selections, and software configurations that meet performance requirements.

  • Assess evolving user needs, translate those needs into network changes through network reconfiguration, hardware and software acquisitions, installation and test.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Apply current and emerging network software and hardware technology and protocols.

  • Maintain an advanced technical understanding of TCP/IP networks and current products and technologies like routers, firewalls, and switches.

  • Ensure network is functionally capable of fulfilling all system requirements as identified by the customer.

  • Perform patch testing and installation.

  • Perform IA Scans using the latest DoD Approved scanning tools.

  • May include travel to other locations.

  • Work well in a small team environment

  • Support customer needs as required

This requisition may be filled at a higher level based on the below qualifications.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Network Engineer:

  • Bachelor's in Science with 5 years' experience; Masters with 3 years' experience; PhD with 0 years' experience.

  • Must currently possess an active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Must currently possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or greater (e.g. Security+)

  • Willing to work flexible schedule to maintain operational capability

  • Experience administering both Windows and Unix (Linux, Solaris) operating systems

  • Familiar with networking within a cloud environment (AWS, Azure, OpenStack, etc.)

  • Experience networking within a containerized architecture, including Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with networking and maintaining a virtualization technology such as VMWare

  • Experience with networking Dell/EMC server and storage hardware.

  • Experience with Agile Methodologies

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Network Engineer

  • Bachelor's in Science with 9 years' experience; Masters with 7 years' experience; PhD with 4 years' experience.

  • Must currently possess an active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Must currently possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or greater (e.g. Security+)

  • Willing to work flexible schedule to maintain operational capability

  • Experience administering both Windows and Unix (Linux, Solaris) operating systems

  • Familiar with networking within a cloud environment (AWS, Azure, OpenStack, etc.)

  • Experience networking within a containerized architecture, including Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with networking and maintaining a virtualization technology such as VMWare

  • Experience with networking Dell/EMC server and storage hardware.

  • Experience with Agile Methodologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior AF DCGS Experience to include military GEOINT and SIGINT domains to include U-2, Global Hawk, MQ-1 and MQ-9 sensors and processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) architectures.

  • Knowledge of military command, control, and communication systems.

  • Experience with Dell/EMC server and storage hardware.

  • Experience working with cloud technology (AWS, Azure, OpenStack, etc.)

This position is contingent upon contract award and customer approval.

Salary Range: $84,200 - $133,000

Salary Range 2: $104,400 - $164,900

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