Systems Engineer (Active TS/SCI clearance)Tampa, FL

Requisition ID: R10148825

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Tampa, Florida, 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

  • Positions Available: 3

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 seeking an engineer to join our team to collaborate on the design, deployment, and maintenance of distributed architecture systems. This position will assist in the development and implementation of enterprise solutions that align with best practices to support mission critical objectives. This engineer will be tasked with maintaining awareness of market and technology trends to bring new and best of breed solutions to our customers.

Typical Minimum Education / Experience for Principal Cyber Systems Engineer: Five (5) years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM); three (3) years with Masters; no experience required with PhD. NOTE: Four (4) years of additional relevant experience can be substituted in lieu of degree.

To be considered you’ll need:

  • 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

You will be a great fit if:

You have working knowledge in two or more of the following areas:

  • Data Storage Technologies : Technical expertise with NetApp. Maintain backup and recovery solutions, storage provisioning, storage management, implement data protections. Provide Data Analysis, preliminary design, and cost estimates.

  • Virtual Infrastructure: Ability to design, deploy, manage, maintain, and upgrade VMware vCenter, ESXi, NSX-T, Horizon VDI environments, and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid.

  • Network Engineering: Ability to plan, design, implement, and maintain a physical and virtual network environment. Technical expertise with Cisco and/or VMware NSX devices and technologies. Knowledge of routing protocols, employment of distributed logical routers and firewalls, and network micro-segmentation. Create illustrated network design and configuration diagrams in Visio for small to large networks.

  • Windows Systems Engineering: Experience in designing, implementing, and configuring Windows enterprise architecture to include Active Directory, DHCP, GPOs, DNS, LDAP, Bitlocker and Certificate Authorities. Technical expertise with MS Exchange, MECM (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager), MS SQL, WSUS, Windows operating system and Windows Server environments.

  • Linux Engineering: Experience with multiple Linux distributions with a focus on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Ability to employ security hardening, granular role-based access, and automation of repeated tasks. Specialized knowledge with Red Hat Satellite Server, Capsule Servers, System Build Automation (Ansible, Red Hat Ansible Tower, Red Hat Automation Controller) and PostgreSQL.

  • Scripting/Automation: Experience in automating engineering tasks utilizing scripting and/or orchestration tools. Specifically, proficiency in one or more of the following languages is preferred: PowerShell, Python, Bash, or YAML (executed/managed via Ansible). Knowledge of version control using code repositories (Bitbucket/Gitlab).

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 may provide 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: $99,500 - $149,300

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.