Sr Principal Network Administrator/Analyst-18025947

Location: San Diego
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 ES&CSO is seeking an experienced Network Administrator/Analyst to join our San Diego team in defining the future. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grummans Information Technology support team. 


The Network Administrator maintains smooth operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs. Plans, designs, configures, and installs network hardware in support of customer requirements. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware / software interconnection, as well a interfacing, including routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc. Proposes solutions to management. Ensures all communication requirements (based on future needs and current usage) are configured to optimize cost savings. Creates and 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. Designs networks, or portions of networks, including the selection of hardware and software packages.


Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls
  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging), spanning-tree and protocols
  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems
  • Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)
  • Manage timely resolution of all critical and/or complex problems, and meet all SLA requirements
  • Work with minimal supervision, and without appreciable direction
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment with completed work reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results
  • Use Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel regularly
  • Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support


Additional duties:


  • Plan, manage, and implement complex network designs in support of customer requirements
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Support network teams in project designs to clarify project requirements, provide design solutions, in accordance with standards
  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems
  • Document network hardware and software technology components
  • Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments








Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD with 4 years of IT experience; OR a Masters degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelors degree with 9 years of IT experience is required
  • Must have at least 4 years of work experience with Cisco routers and switches; OR must possess either a CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE certification
  • Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed
  • Candidates must possess a current DOD Secret level security clearance (or higher) in order to be considered

Preferred Qualifications:


  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree Network Engineering, a Cisco CCNP (or CCIE), and 10 years of Network design, analysis, administration, configuration, and troubleshooting experience of Cisco routers, switches, hubs, and/or firewalls
  • Experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, CA Spectrum, SolarWinds, etc.) would be nice to have
  • Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis and system architecture design
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, or previous management of small teams, would be helpful
  • Top Secret or SCI access level would be ideal


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: 18025947