Network Administrator 3/4-18006924

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence Northrop Grumman is seeking a Network Administrator to join our team in defining the future. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grummans Information Technology support team.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains smooth operation of local area, world wide and virtual private networks (VPN).
  • Plans, evaluates, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network.
  • Maintains 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. Prepares or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions. Provides 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.
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Available for 24/7 support when needed
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment with engineering users, other network administrators, system administrators and computer/facility organizations.
  • Multi-tasking with good communication skills; both verbal and written are a must.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.









This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

Basic qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of relevant experience or 9 years of relevant experience in lieu of completed degree.
  • Active Secret Clearance (investigation within the last 5 years).
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as required.


Basic qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of relevant experience or 13 years of relevant experience in lieu of completed degree.
  • Active Secret Clearance (investigation within the last 5 years).
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as required.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong Knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • Strong knowledge of LAN concepts such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging) and spanning-tree.
  • Strong knowledge of WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP and MPLS.
  • IP addressing design and subnets.
  • Experience using test equipment such as protocol analyzers and cable test sets.
  • Knowledge of government grade encryption gear such as (TACLANES).
  • Knowledge of Cisco hardware.
  • Knowledge of classified network design.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment.
  • DoD 8570 training and certifications (Cisco and Security+ certification).

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.

Job ID: 18006924