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Staff Network Engineer **Up to 20k sign-on bonus**

Requisition ID: R10076878

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 is hiring!  Earn up to a $20,000 sign on bonus if you are hired against specific TS/SCI Polygraph positions.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Sensing & Secured Solutions Teams are hiring! We are seeking an experienced Staff Network Engineer who will design and plan network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Conducts cost/benefit analysis and provides 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. Conducts testing of network design. Responsible for monitoring network hardware operations to ensure properly set configuration options. Plans implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the network. Advises network users of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network. May be assigned responsibility for the management of the systems administration function, including associated staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs a range of network, system, security, and software administration functions.

  •  Network Administration skills include Route/Switch/Firewall administration, VLAN implementation, PXE boot use/configuration, DHCP, DNS, VLAN Knowledge; System Administration skills include Active Directory Domain administration knowledge, administering Group policies, ADUC account creation, Managing FTP/SMB servers; Network Security skills include Understanding of an Intrusion Detection System (IDS), ability to read and translate SNORT rules, perform PCAP analysis; Software skills include ability to perform Extract Transform Lead (ETL) scripting, conducting RDBMS admin/query, consuming APIS, and Web scraping.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A current and active TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph is required.

  • 14+ years of experience as a Network Engineer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university. 18+ years of experience as a NE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity with no degree can also be accepted.

  • Current Cisco CCNP certification is required.

  • Experience with enterprise level network design, engineering and administration.

  • Experience with common networking devices such as firewalls, switches, and fabric interconnects. Commonly used brands include Cisco, McAfee, and Palo Alto

  • Experience interfacing with customer POCs to evaluate networking needs or requirements and explain technical terms to non-technical

  • Configure and maintain organization’s network diagrams and accreditations

  • Integrate hardware and software to satisfy ISO 9000 requirements and other DoD/OC regulations.

  • Designs and plans network communications systems.

  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.

  • Provides 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.

  • Conducts testing of network design.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Network/System Engineering and Administration: Cisco, Brocade, GPON technology knowledge is a plus, PXE Boot architecture, AWS EC2/S3, Computer Hardware: Basic troubleshooting, BIOS setting (UEFI/BIOS), Microcomputers (Raspberry Pi/Beagle Bone), Network Security: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) installation and maintenance, SNORT create and deploy rules, Advanced PCAP analysis (TShark, MiTMProxy), IDS log analysis. 

  • Analysis of web logs, proxy logs, and firewall logs, Software Development: Proficient in one or more computer languages (compiled or interpreted), Advanced ETL scripting in Powershell/python/bash, Web application development and scraping, MS Office Macros, Web server administration, Database systems (SQL/NOSQL), High level languages (C/C++/Java).


Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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.