Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering) / Sr Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering)San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10161882

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: San Diego, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 50% 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Field Engineering team, which is part of the Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization, pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering) or Sr Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering) based out of San Diego, CA with up to 50% travel throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of USAF exercises (domestic and overseas travel).

What You’ll get to Do:

Be part of a technical team that operates and maintains a complex tactical communication system in sustained operations and exercise. This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity for Network Engineers to stay current with their certifications while expanding their skills outside traditional roles to include Linux, voice services, cyber security, and a variety of military data links. You'll also get to:

  • Support operations and maintenance of a complex airborne and terrestrial tactical communication system providing voice and data services in real world operations and dynamic Joint Exercises.

  • Manage, maintain, troubleshoot, and administer the airborne and terrestrial networking and Linux components of a communication system.

  • Administer equipment and environments which include Linux servers/clients, network attached storage devices, virtual machines, routers, switches, firewalls, and TACLANEs.

  • Other fundamental duties include basic Linux system administration, account management, data collection, syslog review and maintaining the systems cyber security posture.

  • Tertiary duties include maintaining and troubleshooting voice services including Asterisk call managers and Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE).

  • Use engineering drawings for troubleshooting and use standard desktop computer and Windows based tools to produce or edit documents including drawings, plans, procedures, and reports.

  • Assist and develop proficiency with performance of other engineering and operational duties as required in support of the exercise operational network.

  • Work closely with an Active Duty/Government customer as well as internal Northrop Grumman Integrated Product Teams (IPTs).

  • Prepare to learn and excel on a small multidisciplinary team responsible for troubleshooting a wide array of military voice and data services.

CONUS and OCONUS ( "continental United States" and "outside the continental United States") travel up to 50% in support of USAFreal world operations andexercises .

This position may be filled as a Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering) or Sr Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering).

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering):

  • Bachelor degree and 5 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of experience in repair, configuration, troubleshooting and operations of network devices and computer systems may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience administering Linux and Cisco client/server systems, managing IP based networks, and ability to solve difficult technical problems focused on the delivery of voice and data services over wireless IP networks.

  • Experience with High Assurance IP Encryptor’s (HAIPEs), KG-250, KG-250X.

  • Must possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II or greater (either CCNA or CCNP and must have Security+)

  • Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with AFCENT requirements.

  • This position requires up to 50% travel throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of USAF exercises.

  • Active Secret security (or above) clearance with the investigation completed within the last 4 years.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr Principal Field Engineer (Network Engineering):

  • Bachelor degree and 9 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of experience in repair, configuration, troubleshooting and operations of network devices and computer systems may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience administering Linux and Cisco client/server systems, managing IP based networks, and ability to solve difficult technical problems focused on the delivery of voice and data services over wireless IP networks.

  • Experience with High Assurance IP Encryptor’s (HAIPEs), KG-250, KG-250X.

  • Must possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II or greater (either CCNA or CCNP and must have Security+)

  • Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with AFCENT requirements.

  • This position requires up to 50% travel throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of USAF exercises.

  • Active Secret security (or above) clearance with the investigation completed within the last 4 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Combination of in-depth Cisco based IP networks, system administration experience with RHEL Linux, RHEL Virtual Server, and Windows 10

  • General experience with; general computing and a working knowledge of military COMSEC, MIDS JTRS, SADL and communications radio hardware

  • Experience working on and around aircraft and understanding of airborne equipment installation operation, maintenance and testing procedures and processes is highly desirable.

  • Joint exercise experience

  • Working knowledge of EIGRP, BGP, 802.1Q, 802.1X, DMVPN, NTP, SNTP and VLANs

Salary Range: $88,700 - $133,100

Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $164,900

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.

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