Network Administrator - 3/4Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10158659

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: 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 has an opening for a Network Administrator in our Redondo Beach offices.

The Network Administrator 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 / software interconnection, as well as interfaces, including routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc. Proposes solutions to management. Ensures all communication requirements (based on future needs and current usage) are configured to optimize cost savings. Creates and 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. Designs networks, or portions of networks, including the selection of hardware and software packages. Provide incident and service request support in accordance with enterprise SLAs.

Additional duties will include (but not limited to):

  • 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 routers, switches and firewalls. (Cisco/Palo Alto)

  • 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

NOTE: This position may be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below. ​

Basic Qualifications - Level 3:

  • Master’s degree with 3 years of direct IT experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of direct IT experience; OR an Associate’s degree 7 years of direct IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of direct IT experience is required

  • Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks, managing routing protocols on large LAN environments, and experience with Cisco hardware (routers, switches, and firewalls) is required

  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (at a minimum) in order to be considered

Basic Qualifications - Level 4:

  • PhD with 4 years of direct IT experience, Master’s degree with 7 years of direct IT experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of direct IT experience; OR an Associate’s degree 11 years of direct IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 13 years of direct IT experience is required

  • Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks, managing routing protocols on large LAN environments, and experience with Cisco hardware (routers, switches, and firewalls) is required

  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance (at a minimum) in order to be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree Network Engineering, a Cisco CCNA-security, and 8 years of Network design, analysis, and administration of Cisco routers, switches, hubs, and Palo Alto firewalls

  • Cisco CCNP, or CCIE, would be ideal

  • Experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, SolarWinds, Opnet, etc.) would be nice to have

  • Experience with configuring TACLANES would be ideal

  • Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks

  • Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments

  • 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 leadership skills, or previous management of small teams, would be helpful

  • Top Secret clearance desired

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed

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.