Staff Electronics Engineer (Network Engineer)San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10161577

  • Category: Engineering

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

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% 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 is seeking a highly qualified, mission-oriented Staff Electronics Engineer (Network Engineer) to support our Avionics Integration organization. This position can be located in either Palmdale, CA or Rancho Bernardo, CA depending upon the selected candidate’s preference.

This position may be required up to 25% of the time.

Responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Design, operate and manage companion, RMF compliant classified and unclassified networks in both lab and field environments.

  • Deploy, utilize, and maintain network management tools.

  • Maintain smooth operation of network and network management equipment during network expansion.

  • Collaborate with engineers and stakeholders to design network integration solutions to achieve mission objectives on a wide range data flow scenarios and use cases.

  • Plan and install security patches in adherence to program security requirements.

  • Monitor and sustain target uptime and latency on systems.Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, utilization, and reliability of the system including scripting for optimizing IT environment.

  • Troubleshoot issues in collaboration with users, sector partners, and vendors. Develop and recommend corrective actions.

  • Collaborate on requirements and planning for network and network management hardware / software purchasing including upgrades, licenses, warranties, tech support and refreshes.

  • Document designs using detailed schematics, diagrams, and specifications and maintain system documentation, work instructions as needed. Prepares security documentation for hand-offs to Cyber Security.

  • Plan and report project status as required for recurring and non-recurring efforts.

  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a STEM discipline and 14 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's degree in STEM with 12 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 9 years of related engineering experience.

  • Current Security+ with CE or equivalent certification under DoD 8570.01-M.

  • Current expertise with network architecture, network design, requirement specifications, and equipment selection with ability to generate, coordinate and maintain network designs and configuration artifacts.

  • In depth knowledge of, and experience with, routing and switching concepts and protocols to include DNS, DHCP, GRE, IPSEC, QOS, VLANs, BGP, OSPF, DMVPN and EIGRP

  • Solid understanding of network operating systems (JUNOS, Cisco IOS)

  • Professional certification (e.g. CCNP, CCDP)

  • Experience deploying, configuring, hardening, and diagnosing JSIG/RMF compliant networks including switches, routers, firewalls, and encryption devices such as GD TACLANES.

  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring, and analysis tools (e.g. SolarWinds network tools)

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to travel, work after hours and weekends, as needed. Position includes the possibility of about 25% regional/local travel during high operational temp periods.

  • Rudimentary scripting experience

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program access (SAP). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Splunk, GEM One, Windows Server and VMWare

  • Experience with advanced Bash/Ruby/Python script writing

  • Experience implementing Cross Domain Solutions.

  • Experience with Type 1 Network encryption

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Cisco).

  • Experience with NetOps/NOC design integrated with program Cyber

  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all types and levels of employees including counterparts from other sectors.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment where instances are being tested and deployed simultaneously and to adapt quickly to change.

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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.