Principal Network Specialist-19012933

Location: Beltsville
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 3rd Shift

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.


Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Network Specialist to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals to become part of the Vanguard Program at Department of State. The qualified applicant will work with a team of network professionals supporting the Department of States Enterprise Network Management Operations Center (ENMOC) support unit.  This position will be located in Beltsville, MD.  This is a third shift position.


As a Network Specialist the qualified applicant will support this programs 24x7x365 Enterprise Network Management Operations Center supporting, monitoring, and maintaining the Department of States globally connected network.


Roles and Responsibilities

 Provides Tier 2 & 3 incident/problem management for LAN/WAN devices by identifying the source of problems and resolving configuration issues or anomalies related to those problems

 Uses established network monitoring and reporting tools to diagnose, troubleshoot, and document network performance issues based on utilization, packet loss, and latency

 Collaborates with vendors & engineers to implement and support modernization efforts and solve complex issues

 Performs quality control assessments to identify and resolve configuration and security issues

 Uses configuration management tools and command line interface to performs change requests on Cisco routers and switches and other vendor equipment as necessary.


Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position, the qualified candidate must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and 5 years of diversified LAN/WAN experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

 Must have experience in Cisco Network and Security Technologies to include understanding routing and switching protocols and configuring and troubleshooting routers and switches

 Must understand LAN/WAN architectures to include virtual and cloud environments

 Must have working experience with SNMP, Netflow, packet analysis, and troubleshooting with network tools

 Must have prior or active experience in a Network Operations Center or equivalent operational environment

 Must currently hold a Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Candidates

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

 Prior experience with Department of State or Department of Defense

 CCNP or Advanced troubleshooting/problem determination skills with Cisco products, routing protocols, knowledge of transport and circuit troubleshooting.

 Knowledge of network tools or management platforms such as: ServiceNow, Remedy, Solarwinds, Kratos NeuralStar, HP Opsware, LiveAction LiveNX, Palo Alto M500, F5 BIG-IP Configuration Manager, MS Visio, SolarWinds, Wireshark, or Niksun NetVCR

 Security, F5 Load Balancers, Firewall, or Cloud certification or equivalent experience

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: 19012933

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Top Secret Required