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Deployable Network Communications (level 2 or 3) – Top Secret

Requisition ID: R10064271

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Beale AFB, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Network Communications (lvl 2) or Principal Network Communications (lvl 3) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Beale, CA.

Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including interfacing with users to diagnose and resolve issues, open trouble tickets, and coordination with senior network administrators. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.


  • Support establishment of the Windows Server security infrastructure design, implementation, and migration planning and fielding. 

  • Provide support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016/ 2019 platform and functions

  • Manage SCCM/ MECM platform to support customer requests for agent installation and tuning monitors and rules. 

  • Participate in new installations, testing and special projects as needed.

  • Exhibit excellent communication skills, an energetic approach, and patience with customers.  

  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract.

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.

  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.

  • Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.

  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.

  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.

  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.

  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).

  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.

  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

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

Basic Qualifications:

BQ for Network Communication: At least 2 years of relevant experience with Bachelors; 1 year with Masters OR in lieu of formal education, High School Diploma and at least 6 years of relevant experience.

BQ for Principal Network Communication: At least 5 years of relevant experience with Bachelors; 3 year with Masters OR in lieu of formal education, High School Diploma and at least 9 years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance with last investigation within 6 years and the ability to maintain

  • Must be able to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days of submission.

  • Must maintain a valid U.S. Passport

  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Must be willing to accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements

  • Must have and maintain CompTIA Security+ CE certification

  • Active, in-scope DoD Security Clearance (Secret or higher)

  • A solid understanding of Microsoft Windows Server 2016/ 2019, Workstation operating systems, end-user support in an Active Directory environment, general understanding of LAN/WAN networking. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, its operation procedures and service delivery activities required to maintain mission-readiness. 

  • The ability to obtain and retain DoD Top Secret security clearance

  • Experience with MS SCCM/ MECM

  • Active Directory

  • Group policy design, testing and implementation

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 

Salary Range: $89,400 USD - $107,300 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

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.

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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.