Senior Virtualization Network Engineer (Active TS/SCI clearance)Tampa, FL

Requisition ID: R10156062

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

Description

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 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 Senior Principal Cyber System Engineer-Networks based out of Tampa, FL. As a Senior Principal Cyber System Engineer-Networks at Northrop Grumman you will maintain smooth operations of local area, worldwide and virtual private networks (VPN). Plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network. Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Prepare or ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions. Provide regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems. Potential to be involved in the planning and design of a network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

You will be working with our experienced engineering team developing industry leading virtual environments to support Department of Defense Cyber efforts. This provides an environment to grow your expertise and sharpen your skills & knowledge. These environments are detailed engineering representations of current and future cyber systems, and our team is always looking for highly motivated individuals with impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative dynamic team environment.

The primary team is in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer. Our ability to communicate / coordinate technical requirements with team members is a priority due to competing priorities and demanding deadlines. Must have interpersonal skills required to assist remote customers troubleshoot problems from layer 1 to layer 7. Must be able to work within a change management environment with the ability to document and test changes prior to implementation. Ability to perform technical, operational, and security risk analysis for new changes and technologies and articulate risks. Need to be able to quickly adapt new technologies to avoid limitations & obsolescence of both hardware and software.

Job Responsibilities:

We are seeking a hands-on Senior Network Engineer to perform the below tasks

Physical networking:

  • Command line experience configuring Cisco firewalls, routers, and switches

  • Ability to provide design documentation and engineering assistance on Cisco switches and routers prior to shipment and installation

  • Develop secure baseline configurations of Cisco switches and routers to a DISA STIG level requirement

  • Able to conduct analysis of alternatives and develop an engineering basis for product selection criteria resulting in solutions that represent the best value

Virtual Networking:

  • Analyze VMware's network traffic management to identify and resolve misconfigurations, software glitches, and ensure seamless VM connectivity.

  • Troubleshoot overlay routing issues within VMware NSX, ensuring smooth operation and uninterrupted service delivery.

  • Configure vRealize Operations (vROPS) to monitor and optimize VMware NSX performance.

  • Quickly diagnose and resolve connectivity issues across both physical Cisco hardware and VMware NSX environments.

  • Implement automation strategies to streamline network configuration processes, maximizing efficiency and minimizing manual intervention.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal:

  • Must be an expert in layer 2 and layer 3 networking and able to design and troubleshoot complex physical and virtual networks

  • Must be knowledgeable in VMware NSX design, operation, and troubleshooting

  • Must be knowledgeable in remote-access and dynamic multipoint VPN solutions

  • Must be able to configure overlay and underlay networks and understand the dependencies and implications of changes

  • Must be able to work multiple tasks simultaneously and perform schedule deconfliction

  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months

  • Must possess DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher prior to start date

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD; NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Core understanding of VMware vCenter and ESXi

  • Able to develop automation scripts to deploy, configure, and maintain network components

  • Able to use tools to interact with APIs automate configuration changes

  • CCNP level or higher networking certification

  • VCAP-NV level or higher networking certification

What to expect:

  • During the first 30 days of employment onboarding activities to include Northrop Grumman training requirements, program overviews, system architecture familiarization, and department-specific training will establish a solid foundation for the new team member. Introductions to management and team leads will provide insight into the team dynamics while identifying key areas where the engineer can provide value to the mission.

  • Day 30 through 90 will consist of further integrating the engineer into daily activities with a team lead to guide them. Tasks will be assigned in accordance with the appropriate pace needed to ensure process and system architecture assimilation.

  • Day 90 and onward will consist of mission-guided projects and opportunities for the engineer to collaborate in a cross-functional team environment. From leading day-to-day activities in the operations department, to testing cutting-edge feature enhancements to the enterprise architecture, the engineer will have the ability to invest in their future while delivering maximum value to our customer’s mission.

Total rewards:

In addition to the competitive pay and 40 hours of PTO on day 1, as a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k 6% Matching

  • Educational Assistance ($10,000 a year) / Certification Reimbursement

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion resources

  • Veteran Resources

This position provides the employee the flexibility of working a traditional 40-hour week or work a 9/80 schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Learn more about the exciting mission at Northrop Grumman:

Salary Range: $126,400 - $189,600

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.