Network Communications Administrator 3/4Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10161600

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. ”

Northrop Grumman is seeking a well-qualified Network Communications Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Palmdale, CA area.

The selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time at our Palmdale, CA campus. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Maintains smooth operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs.

  • Plans, designs, configures, and installs network hardware in support of customer requirements.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, switches, WAN accelerators, etc.

  • Proposes 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.

  • Operate with considerable independence, and to self-identify/pursue long-term interests.

  • Lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Work after hours and weekends as needed.

Note: Due to the classified nature of the work being performed, this position does not offer any virtual or telecommute working options. Applicants are encouraged to apply, only if they are willing to work on-site.

This position may filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Associate’s degree and 7 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree

  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+CE) or greater

  • Must have current DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment

  • Experience with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection

  • IP4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP experience

  • Network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE) experience

  • Understanding of advanced features like GRE, IPSEC, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.

  • Experience with network management protocols, like SNMP, SSH, syslog, RADIUS/TACACS

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Associate’s degree and 11 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 7 years of experience; 13 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree

  • Current IAT Level II certification (ie. Security+CE) or greater

  • Must have current DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment

  • Experience with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection

  • IP4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP experience

  • Network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE) experience

  • Understanding of advanced features like GRE, IPSEC, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.

  • Experience with network management protocols, like SNMP, SSH, syslog, RADIUS/TACACS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field.

  • A professional certification specific to the networking industry like a CCNA/CCNP/CCIE or equivalent.

  • Familiar with network management applications, like Splunk, SolarWinds, and/or Cisco ISE.

  • Experience with SDWAN and SD Access.

  • Experience with network automation/orchestration tools; Python, Cisco C Center, Ansible, Palo Alto Panorama. Exposure to the Risk Management Framework, associated security controls, and STIGs.

  • Familiar with Windows, Linux, and VMWare configuration and troubleshooting.

  • Experience with HAIPE/TACLANE and other military COMSEC/CRYPTO equipment and procedures.

  • Experience with Cisco Unified Communications / VoIP and VTC

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, be recognized, and to be yourself. At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 work schedule, and a great 401k matching program. Come join us!

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

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.