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(GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 2/ (GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10060956

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Greely, Alaska, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 12 Hrs - Y (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems have exciting career opportunity for a (GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 2/ (GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located Fort Greely, Alaska

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the operation of the GMD Communication Network.
  • Monitors classified local area networks and unclassified wide area networks using SolarWinds, HP OpenView and Network Node Manager (NNMi) toolsets.
  • Interfaces with Defense Information Security Agency to report new circuit outages and records information on existing issues.
  • Maintains trouble tickets and reports status to Global IMD NetOps Integration Center and GMD Element Coordination and Information Center personnel.
  • Monitors status of GCN Communication Node Equipment, identifies hardware/software anomalies, documents issues and reports findings to responsible site GCN maintainers.
  • Performs network configuration actions and port verification procedures on routers and switches using Cisco IOS commands.
  • Supports scheduled GCN asset transitions, test and/or maintenance activities, as required.
  • Adheres to applicable procedures, policies, and directives.
  • Effectively responds to work schedule changes and recall activities as needed to support mission requirements.
  • Maintains smooth operation of networks.
  • Maintains technical expertise in areas of networks & computer hardware and software interconnection & interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, 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. Provides regular monitoring and network analysis

Must be able to accommodate and support a 24 hour per day/7 day per week/365 day per year work schedule

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled either at a (GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 2 or a Technician 3 level.

  • (GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 2: High School diploma or 2 years additional education and/or related experience in lieu of Diploma
  • (GCN) GMD Communications Network Technician 3: High School diploma or 4 years additional education and/or related experience in lieu of Diploma

  • Holds an IAT Certification Level II, Security + certification or higher IAW DoD 8570.
  • The ability to obtain a DoD secret clearance eligible to obtain an DoD Top Secret clearance.
  • Must be able to accommodate and support a 24 hour per day/7 day per week/365 day per year work schedule.
  • Effectively communicate with a variety of military and government customers.
  • Able to work effectively in small teams.
  • Able to read, understand, and execute detailed technical documentation such as checklists and operational procedures.
  • Must display a high level of initiative, work well with others, and must be able to take ownership of problems and pro-actively work them to resolution.
  • Travel: Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Some computer related experience (e.g.: UNIX, MS Office, databases, software applications and hardware);
  • Preference given to candidates with experience using SolarWinds and configuring Cisco routers/switches.
  • STEM Degree


Salary Range: $50,000 USD - $83,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $59,400 USD - $99,000 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.