Sr Principal Engineer Network – Global Network Engineer (24-167)

United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs - United States-Colorado-Schriever AFB, United States


Full Time

2 months ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr Principal Engineer Network – Global Network Engineer (24-167) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Colorado Springs, CO area.

Position Overview:

The Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program integrates the Missile Defense System. It is a vital operational system that enables the U.S. president, secretary of defense, and combatant commanders at strategic, regional, and operational levels to systematically plan ballistic missile defense operations, to see the battle develop collectively, and to dynamically manage designated networked sensors and weapons systems to achieve global and regional mission objectives. C2BMC supports a layered missile defense capability that enables an optimized response to threats of all ranges in all phases of flight. C2BMC is the force multiplier that globally and regionally networks integrate, synchronizing autonomous sensor and weapon systems and operations to optimize performance. C2BMC is integral to all system ground and flight tests, which verify and exercise all current and future missile defense system capabilities.

This position includes both the engineering of new capabilities and the maintenance of existing environments. We use a mix of different vendors and expect the network engineer to be comfortable working with numerous technologies.

Essential Functions:

  • Produce designs including system, logical, and connectivity drawings, and conduct testing of network designs.
  • Maintain technical expertise in diverse network and computer hardware and software areas, including interconnection and interfacing with various devices, including routers, switches, firewalls, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance network capabilities.
  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot networking equipment, including switches, routers, and firewalls.
  • Working knowledge of spanning trees, trunking, routing protocols, first hop redundancy protocols, and IP subnetting.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and execution of network engineering configuration changes and documentation in a complex IT environment.
  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, excellent customer interface skills, be a quick learner, and multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while maintaining a can-do attitude.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume if applicable.

  • An active Secret clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.
  • 9 years with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; 13 years experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Must possess a DoD 8140 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
  • Must have presentation skills using Microsoft PowerPoint and Visio drawing tools.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with other highly motivated network engineers and independently on large field projects.
  • Proven track record of troubleshooting skills.
  • Travel may be required to support local and remote sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance is highly desired.
  • Cisco Nexus/Catalyst switches, Juniper routers and switches, Fortinet firewalls, Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Experience with WANs, encryption devices, VxLAN, multicast, BGP, OSPF, and Wireshark.
  • Familiarity with SIPRNet, MDACNet, or other DOD networks.
  • CompTIA Network+, Juniper JNCIA, and Cisco CCNA/CCNP certifications.
  • Understanding the project lifecycle, related processes, and traditional systems engineering skills.
  • Experience reviewing work products produced by a team of engineers for quality, completeness, and adherence to established procedures and policies.
  • Experience planning and supporting network infrastructure deployment are highly desired.
  • Prior C2BMC network experience is also a plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Salary Range: $109,900.00 - $164,900.00

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.

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