Principal Engineer Network

Requisition ID: R10002998

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Ocean Springs - MS, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Network Engineer located in Panama City Beach, Florida. As a Network Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman seeks a highly-motivated Network Engineer to join our team to develop next-generation strategic and tactical network systems for our armed forces. Your roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Design and plan network communication systems.
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selections, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Conduct testing of network design.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnections and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluate and report on new communication technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Provide 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
  • Perform network monitoring, testing, maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as Cisco routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, bridges, gateways, etc.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Must be able to work within a group or independently
  • Ability to work closely with other contractors and government customers
  • Ability to operate as part of an engineering team, including knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Ability to operate with considerable independence, and to self-identify/pursue long-term interests.
  • Ability to communicate well, including proficiency with MS Office tools, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio
  • Experience Maintaining and supporting class and unclassed Information Systems, Enterprise networks, using primarily Cisco technology
  • Experience with Virtual Forwarding and Routing, VLANS, Trunks, Rapid spanning trees, and Multicast

**This position can be filled as a level 2 OR 3**

Basic Qualifications Network Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer Engineering or similar degree from an ABET accredited university with at least 2 years of experience; 0 years with a Master's (Network Engineer); or 5 years of experience; 3 years with a Master's (Principal Network Engineer)
  • Understanding of LAN/WAN architectures, including experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks.
  • Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments.
  • Current expertise with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection.
  • Good understanding of IP4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols
  • Understanding of network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE)
  • Experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices.
  • Understanding of advanced features like GRE, IPSEC, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.
  • Good understanding network security features like IP access-lists and stateful protocol inspections.
  • Familiar with network management protocols, like SNMP, SSH, syslog, RADIUS/TACACS
  • Solid understanding of IP, TCP/UDP, IPSEC, VTP, GRE, SNMP, SSL/TLS, DNS and LDAP protocols.
  • Solid understanding of network communication products including router, switches, firewalls, and Domain Name Servers (DNS).
  • Experience Maintaining and supporting Cisco ASA Firewalls with embedded Firepower IDS/IPS
  • Experience configuring and maintaining DISA Host Based Security System (AKA McAfee EPO server) and associated client and server rulesets
  • Linux experience
  • Ability to ensure systems are secure in accordance to customer standards
  • Experience with VMWare or other virtualization
  • Ability to objectively assess architectural limitations or shortcoming in such areas as scaling, speed and throughput
  • Understanding of applicable commercial technologies and commercial best practices
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cisco hardware including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • LAN and Network Certifications (especially CISCO)
  • Experience with Kickstart using Red Hat Linux
  • DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA, CASP)
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework, associated security controls, and STIGs.
  • Experience with Windows, Active Directory, Linux, and VMWare configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Experience using protocol analyzers/sniffers (such as Wireshark).
  • Experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis, and system architecture design.
  • Experience with commercial cloud providers.
  • Experience performing operations in an Agile framework.

Salary Range: 64200 - 96200
Salary Range 2: 79400 - 119200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.