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Cyber Systems Network Engineer- Principal/Sr. Principal

Requisition ID: R10060749

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace.

NGMS is seeking multiple applicants for a career in network engineering, responsible for designing and planning network communications systems. Assignments may include:

  • 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 reporting on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network

This position is located in Annapolis, MD but may involve travel to other NG locations and/or Government locations within the U.S.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This position may be filled at either a Principal or Senior Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in network engineering (3 years with MS; 0 years with PhD)

  • Experience with physical networking including: Cisco and Palo Alto

  • Experience with hybrid cloud virtual networking including: Open stack, VMWare, and AMS

  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain an US Security Clearance at the Secret Level (or higher)

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline

  • A minimum of 9 years of experience in network engineering (7 years with MS; 4 years with PhD)

  • Experience with physical networking including: Cisco and Palo Alto

  • Experience with hybrid cloud virtual networking including: Open stack, VMWare, and AMS

  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain an US Security Clearance at the Secret Level (or higher)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Level Cyber Certifications

  • Associate Level Network Certifications


Salary Range: $106,500 USD - $159,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $132,100 USD - $198,100 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.