Search All Jobs

Principal Network Administrator

Requisition ID: R10026632

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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.

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Principal Network Administrator to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Redondo Beach, CA. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Maintain smooth operation of local area, worldwide, and virtual private networks (VPN).

  • Plan, evaluate, and coordinate installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network .

  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements are based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.

  • Prepare and ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.

  • Provide regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems.

  • May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment.

  • May design network or portion of network that includes selection of hardware and software package.

  • General knowledge of Windows server and desktops; help server administrators as required with server and desktop tasks.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • The successful applicant will demonstrate: the ability to work in a team environment with engineering users, other network administrators, systems administrators, and computer/facility organizations.

  • The ability to multi-task and good communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent and 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DOD 8570 security certification; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Active DOD Top Secret security clearance with an adjudication or reinvestigation date within the past 6 years, and the ability to maintain the required security clearance as a condition of continued employment.

  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance within a period of time as determined by program and/or customer requirements; maintaining SAP/SAR will be a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience maintaining LAN & WAN based networks.

  • Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments.

  • Experience with Cisco hardware including routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing u p to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Systems related field.

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments - AWS Cloud Systems Administration and/or Cloud Architect certification(s).

  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE.

  • Experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices.

  • Experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis, and system architecture design.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and experience managing small teams.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, etc.).

  • Experience designing LAN and WAN based networks.

  • Experience with commercial cloud providers.

  • Experience performing operations in an Agile framework.


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

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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.