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Principal Network Engineer/Architect

Requisition ID: R10017189

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego - CA, 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, 25% 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 San Diego, California.Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Principal Network Architect 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.  As a Network Architect, the expectation will be to assist senior members of the team in identifying and providing early risk reduction in the system design life cycle and will be responsible for defining the requirements in a high level design topology, as well as documenting the program wide network topology to allow end to end network communication.  Overall responsibilities includes bandwidth provisioning, traffic flow, IP allocation, network management, network hardware and software features such as QOS, routing protocols, and security. More detailed Roles and Responsibilities are below.Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Sets the end to end network architecture design requirements by releasing network architect high level design documentation and creating universal IP database documents as needed
  • Applies extensive technical expertise in all areas of network engineering as well as have full working knowledge of end device and how they interface with routers, firewalls, and switches
  • Provides regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems
  • Develops technical solutions to ensure all communications requirements are based not only on current needs but the future roadmap which optimize cost savings 
  • Exhibit the ability to work without appreciable direction and can exercise considerable latitude in determining networking objectives
  • Guides the successful completion of networking objectives crucial to the program and may function in a technical leadership role periodically
  • Represent the network organization as the prime technical contact on multiple networking tasks and or major networking projects
  • Interact with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.  This includes but not limited to network design that include integrating with hardware and software organizations
The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment with other engineers, network and system administrators, and computer/facility organizations. Multi-tasking with good communication skills; both verbal and written are a must.Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 Years of Engineering experience with a Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university OR 3 years of Engineering experience with a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Must have a current active in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance or DoE Equivalent (Required to be considered)
  • Must be able to obtain Program Access
  • Ability to support up to 25% travel
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Cisco hardware
  • Knowledge of classified network design is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Willingness to work after hours and weekends as required
  • DoD 8570 training and certifications
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Strong knowledge of LAN concepts such as VLANS, trunking (port tagging) and spanning-tree.
  • Strong knowledge of WAN technologies such as OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)
  • IP addressing design and subnets
  • Cisco and Security+ certification

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions."

Salary Range: 101200 - 151800

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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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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