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Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10064745

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Defense Systems in Huntsville, AL is currently seeking a VMware Engineer to join our team in Huntsville, Alabama on the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) foreign military sales efforts. IBCS integrates disparate radars and weapons to construct a far more effective IAMD enterprise. IBCS delivers a single integrated air picture with unprecedented accuracy and broadens surveillance and protection areas. By implementing IBCS into their militaries, other nations will transform their IAMD capabilities in a manner consistent with the U.S. Army.

In this role, the selected candidate designs and defines system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems. Determines systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security. Coordinates the design of subsystems and integration of the total system. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions. May provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal: 5 Years with Bachelors; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD, or additional years of experience in lieu of degree

Sr Principal 9 Years with Bachelors; 5 years with Masters; 3 years with PhD, or additional years of experience in lieu of degree.

  • Strong knowledge of VMware 6/7 and Horizon 7/8
  • Experience in the use of Datastores, Virtual Switches, Distributed Switching, etc.
  • Application of STIGs, patching, and resource management of production VMware virtual environments
  • Must have Security+
  • Must have active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in standing up new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Responsible for the configuration, maintenance, and installation of supporting Windows and RHEL virtual desktops
  • Moderate experience and strength in Cisco networks, VLANS, L2 switching, port channels
  • iSCSI and NFS protocols
  • Work with an existing Infrastructure team supporting multiple dynamic teams of users
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server, Windows Key Management Services
  • Strong knowledge of RHEL7/8, be able to apply patches, STIGs and perform high-level tasks in RHEL
  • OS Certification i.e., Linux+, RHSA, Network+, CCNA, CCNP, VMware, etc.  

Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.