Manager of Network Engineering 1 (Top Secret)Oak Harbor, WA

Requisition ID: R10162993

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Oak Harbor, Washington, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% 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.


Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for a Network Engineering Manager 1 to manage a team of System Administrators across multiple programs and efforts.

This position is a Network Engineering Management role within the Defense Systems Unmanned Arial Vehicle program and will report directly to the Network Engineer Manager.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. You have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and you are comfortable engaging with internal and external customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a team of Network Engineers and Systems Administrators performing direct work on Information Systems and other computer models.

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Use good judgement to pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work closely with program-assigned technicians and systems engineers, management ensure the computer systems and software stays in a high state of readiness. Maintain a high quality of system efficiency.

  • Oversee and manage the quality and timeliness of the organization’s products, and identification and remediation of potential issues before they become problems.

  • Develop and manage detailed budgets and schedules and create work assignments for indirect tasking.

The successful candidate will have a current full-time Program assignment; with a subset of the time allocated to Functional Manage duties, which fluctuate throughout the year due to business needs and the performance management cycle.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in System Administration/Network Engineering with 5 years experience OR 8 or more years of System Administration with management experience

  • CompTIA Security + Full understanding knowledge of Microsoft Windows software and Linux Flavor OS’s

  • Extensive technical expertise with VMware, or other virtualization specialties

  • Must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Windows Active Directory, VMware processes and Configuration Management as it pertains to software/hardware management

  • Exceptional leadership skills to coordinate collaboration across different Software, engineering, Government, and contractor teams

  • Demonstrated mastery in various competencies of Teaching, Mentoring, and Facilitation

  • An Active Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven interaction in a distributed team environment

Salary Range: $104,600 - $156,800

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.