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Staff Network Engineer

Requisition ID: R10056158

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.  Join our team of highly skilled and motivated engineers at Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems located in Palmdale, California.Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Staff Network Engineer that can insure end to end, data communication performance, system interoperability, and delivery that meets the need in accordance to the performance specification and network enterprise standards. See below for Essential Function details.  Essential Functions:
  • Conduct design, integration, and testing activities of aircraft avionics networks.
  • Document designs using detailed schematics, diagrams, and specifications
  • Collaborate with engineers and stakeholders to design a network to enable mission objectives.
  • Understand and incorporate cyber controls to accredit and operate at required classification levels.
  • Configuration management of config files
  • Work closely with other Engineers and Technicians to install and configure network equipment in development and lab environments.
  • Performs analysis to identify and recommend candidate hardware and software.
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network technologies
  • Travel up to 50%

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related discipline with 9 years of experience; or 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree; or 5 years with a PhD
  • Experience deploying, configuring, hardening, and diagnosing networks on military platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco iOS
  • Working knowledge of routing & switching concepts and protocols to include DNS, DHCP, GRE, IPSEC, QOS, VLANs, BGP, OSPF and EIGRP
  • Current expertise with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection.
  • Ability to generate, manage and document network designs and configurations
  • Experience with firewall configuration and ruleset development
  • Understanding of and application of DISA STIGs or equivalent guidance for classified systems
  • Ability to plan and coordinate accreditation activities with responsible organizations
  • Experience configuring and using cryptographic devices such as HAIPEs
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all types and levels of employees and management
  • Experience with networking over line of sight and beyond line of sight data links
  • CLEARANCE:  Candidate must currently have, and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government DoD TS Clearance with a background investigation date within 5 Years; or DoE equivalent
  • Contingent on ability to gain PAR
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Ability to use version control tools such as SVN or GIT
  • Experience with automated configuration deployment such as Ansible
  • Ability to use scripting/programming languages such as Python
  • Experience with ISE, IDS and IPS technologies
  • A professional certification specific to the networking industry like a CCNA/CCNP/CCIE or equivalent.
  • DoD 8570 Security certification such as Sec+, CASP, CISSP, or equivalent
  • Experience with military COMSEC/CRYPTO equipment and procedures.
  • Experience with tactical/military radios
  • Active PAR

Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.