Northrop Grumman Network Communications 3 in Palmdale, California

Network Communications 3

Requisition ID: 17028353

Location(s): United States-California-Palmdale

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Maintains smooth operation of local area, world wide and virtual private networks (VPN). Plans, evaluates, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Prepares or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions. Provides regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems. May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment. May design network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

  • Plan, manage and implement complex network designs in support of customer requirements.

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Support network teams in project designs to clarify project requirements, provide design solutions, in accordance with standards.

  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.

  • Document network hardware and software technology components.

  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.

  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging), spanning-tree and protocols.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.

  • Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)

  • Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments.

  • Manage timely resolution of all critical and/or complex problems meeting SLA requirements

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree

  • Current Security CE or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

  • US citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance

  • Ability to maintain an active clearance

  • Ability to be cleared to special access programs

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP

  • Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis and system architecture design

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and has effectively managed small teams

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, etc.)

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.

Title: Network Communications 3

Location: California-Palmdale

Requisition ID: 17028353