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Requisition ID: R10059273

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Join our team as a Network Engineer to support the Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Organization on the SWDC program at Schriever AFB, CO. The OPIR Network Engineer will perform duties in support of Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) and BMDS OPIR Architecture (BOA) modeling and simulation for use in MDA Flight Tests and Integrated/Distributed Ground Tests.

Primary duties include Designing and planning network communications systems. Providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Providing specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conducting testing of network design. Maintaining technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluating and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supporting lab operations during ground test execution with rapid response.
  • Debugging configurations as part of DevSecOps for custom modeling and simulation software.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience or a master's degree and 3 year of experience. Additional 4 years of experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Current Security + certification.
  • Basic knowledge of network testing methodologies using routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP behavior, network communications and routing protocols, network traffic analysis and troubleshooting experience.
  • Certifications in the industry vendor (Cisco or Juniper)
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with sustainment of OPIR mission networks like BOA and SBIRS.
  • Experience with configuration and integration of cyber security tools like EMass and HBSS.
  • Experience deploying systems into an operational network with CM measures.

Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.