Network Engineer or Principal Network EngineerSan Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10163307

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: San Diego, 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

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Network Engineer or Principal Network Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

The selected candidate will assist with data center design, deployment, and documentation and will need domain knowledge of the existing areas.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop engineering and automated deployments for datacenter system configurations.

  • Executing engineering projects on schedule.

  • Collaborate with engineers to troubleshoot and redline documented procedures.

  • Implement engineering changes to the system as required

  • Responsible for integrating and testing software and/or hardware systems in complex IT systems.

  • Work closely with Engineers and Technicians in a lab environment.

  • Good planning, coordination, and documentation skills are required.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

This position may be filled as either a Network Engineer or Principal Network Engineer depending upon the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for Network Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 2 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years of related engineering experience.

  • Experience in or knowledge of scripting/programming languages such as Python

  • Experience with deploying, configuring, and hardening Network Devices

  • Working knowledge of routing & switching concepts and protocols

  • Familiarity with network simulation tools and load testing (e.g. CML, GNS3)

  • Active DoD TS Clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR). This SAP/PAR must be obtained prior to commencement of employment and must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Network Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 2 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 0 years of related engineering experience.

  • Experience in or knowledge of scripting/programming languages such as Python

  • Experience with deploying, configuring, and hardening Network Devices

  • Working knowledge of routing & switching concepts and protocols

  • Familiarity with network simulation tools and load testing (e.g. CML, GNS3)

  • Active DoD TS Clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR). This SAP/PAR must be obtained prior to commencement of employment and must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent certification

  • Familiar with Spine and Leaf architecture

  • Familiar with government grade encryption gear such as TACLANES

  • Familiar with Agile methodology

  • Familiar with version control, GIT experience preferred

  • Ability to author and maintain technical installation, configuration, and update documentation

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Active PAR

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

Salary Range 2: $107,300 - $160,900

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.