Principal Network Communications - SecretWhiteman Afb, MO

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to start defining possible with Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems is seeking a Principal Network Communications professional for Whiteman AFB, MO.

You will maintain smooth operation of local area, worldwide and virtual private networks (VPN). You will 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. You will also 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. May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment. May design network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

**You shall provide software administrative support/authority on Special Programs Logistics Support resources. This requires appropriate training/certification which enables software upload/download and capability to downgrade software security classifications. You shall assist on and off aircraft maintenance when software issues are involved and provide subject matter expertise to implement corrective actions. You shall provide software sustainment maintenance and configuration management for application software. You will also coordinate with external agencies for compatibility and availability of software.


Basic Qualifications

  • High school Diploma and 9 years of relevant experience; or 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; or 3 Years with Masters in Science.

  • Active Secret level security clearance is required.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a valid U.S. passport.

  • Able to accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements such as chemical warfare training.

  • Obtain certification of basic task, knowledge, technical training plan (Reference the asterisk area above) no later than 4 months after hire.

  • Able to coordinate with external agencies.

  • Able to provide Software administrative support.

  • Able to provide software sustainment maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Top Secret clearance preferred and SCI eligible.

Salary Range: $79,800 - $119,600

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 most positions.