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Deployable Principal Network Communications – Top Secret

Requisition ID: R10080869

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Chantilly, Virginia, 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, 50% 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 is seeking a Sr. Principal Network Communications (level 4) to join our diverse team of professionals located at Chantilly, Va.

The Network Communication Subject Matter Expert (SME) will plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data, satellite, RF, and/or voice communication network. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as servers, virtual hosts, databases, thin/thick clients, routers, firewalls, etc. May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Prepares or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions, and actively participates in drafting and updating existing documentation. Provides regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems, including reporting discrepancies or system anomalies. May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment. May develop network engineering solutions or portions of network engineering solutions that include selection of hardware and software packages.

The Network Communication SME will develop technical manual and training curriculum to be employed during procedures, simulation, and/or flight training. Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to aviation & engineering related audiences. Evaluates curriculum materials based on trainee feedback and instructor input. Reviews and conducts simulator design and training effectiveness to provide maximum proficiency. Reviews mission planning processes and software for incorporation into training materials. Coordinates meetings and working groups with engineering support and SMEs to develop new, and expand already designed training curriculum. Conducts quality review of materials.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and at least 5 years of Network Communications experience; Masters and 3 years for relevant experience. In lieu of formal education, High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 9 years of relevant job experience may be considered.

  • Must be able to complete initial qualification training within 180 days from program access.

  • Must have an active CompTIA Security + ce or within 180 days of on-boarding

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days- a-week, and 365 days a year.

  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements to include required immunizations and vaccinations.

  • Must possess an active DoD Top Secret security clearance and be able to maintain that clearance

  • Ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with:

  • Test and Implementation

  • Integrated Maintenance Data System

  • Linux/RedHat/Unix/Solaris Operating Systems and Principles – System utilization via command line

  • Windows Server and Desktop versions.

  • Database familiarity Oracle/PostGres/Mongo

  • Wide Area (WAN) and Local Area (LAN) networking

  • Group policy design, testing and implementation

  • Radio Frequency Transmission Systems

  • Satellite Communications Systems

  • Virtualization – ESXi (vmware, vsphere) Windows Hyper-V

  • NetApp, Grafana, Kibana, Kubernetes, Ansible

  • Flight experience and familiarity with commercial mission planning software.

  • Quality Assurance or performing quality reviews of technical publications or training documents.


Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.