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Network Communication Engineer / Principal Network Communication Engineer

Requisition ID: R10068715

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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: 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 Global Operations Security is seeking a well-qualified Network Communication Engineer / Principal Network Communication Engineer to join our qualified, diverse, and dynamic team of technical professionals.  This position is located in the Cincinnati, OH area. 

**This position may be filled by either a Network Communication Engineer level (T02) OR a Principal Network Communication Engineer level (T03) based on the qualifications listed.**

Role and Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains smooth operation of LAN/WAN Information Systems. 

  • Plans, designs, configures, and installs network hardware in support of customer requirements.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc.

  • Proposes solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions 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.

  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.  

  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.

  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF

  • Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments.

  • Able to design and implement an enterprise network.  Recommends data, voice or video network investment decisions to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future network performance, stability, and network management issues.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications for: Network Communication Engineer (T02):

  • Associate's degree with 4 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience OR Master’s degree OR 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must have IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater

  • Must have experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks

  • Must have experience with Cisco hardware and setting up switched networks

  • Must have an Active DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher.

Basic Qualifications for: Principal Network Communication Engineer (T03):

  • Associate's degree with 7 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience OR 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Must have CCNA Certification

  • Must have IAM Level I certification (ex: Security+ CE) or greater

  • Must have experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks

  • Must have experience with Cisco hardware and setting up switched networks

  • Must have an Active DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in IS related field

  • Active Top Secret up to TS/SCI Clearance

  • DoD 8570 training and certifications  Security+ certification

  • Network+ certification

  • Cisco, CCNP, CCIE, or similar vendor cert

  • 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 strong leadership skills and has effectively managed small teams

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools

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Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.