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Sr. Principal Systems Integration Lead

Requisition ID: R10062969

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, 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: Not Applicable (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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our organization is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. 

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Systems Integration Lead based out of San Diego, CA. As a Sr. Principal Systems Integration Lead 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.

What You’ll get to Do:

  • Work closely with engineers and technicians in both a virtual and physical lab environment
  • Responsible for creating and executing integration plans across multiple baselines
  • Work closely with network architects on network designs and coordinating with peers, SMEs, and government engineers
  • Review, analyze, and incorporate technical requirements into end-to-end system architectures
  • Advise on integration of new emerging industry technologies to the program’s systems
  • Implement engineering changes to the system as required
  • Assist proposal development by providing data inputs
  • Execute engineering projects on schedule in a DevOps environment
  • Occasional travel may be required


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a STEM field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 9 years of experience; OR 7 years of experience with a Masters (MS) degree; OR 4 years of experience with a PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience/education can be considered in lieu of a Bachelors Degree
  • Solid understanding of IP address planning, VRFs, ACLs, encapsulation, switching, routing, QoS, NAT, and application protocols
  • Experience with authentication and data encryption methods, to include securing communications at either the datalink or network layer
  • Experience with IT infrastructure management/monitoring tools (e.g., WhatsUpGold, Splunk, SolarWinds, Cisco Secure Servers - ISE) and techniques
  • Experience using Cisco Call Managers (or equivalent), and an understanding of the VoIP stack, from an OSI modeling perspective
  • Possess one or more of the following certifications (or equivalent): CCNA, CCNP, or JNCIP-ENT
  • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have an Interim or Active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance prior to start date. (If Interim Secret, Candidate must be able to obtain full Secret Clearance once started, and be able to obtain special program access)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, FedRAMP or JSIG information system environments
  • Familiarity in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Cybersecurity Lifecycle
  • Demonstrated success investigating root cause analysis and providing recommendations to others
  • Experience using spine & leaf architectures using VXLAN fabric and BGP-EVPN
  • Experience with async/sync data replication along with automated failure recovery, to include using technologies such as HSRP, VRRP, VM clustering, or load balancers
  • Experience with terrestrial and space-based network architectures, designs, and implementation techniques
  • Experience with IDSs/IPSs, or ZBFWs
  • Experience with HAIPE encryption
  • Basic network knowledge in cloud/hybrid infrastructures and related technologies
  • Proficiency in network modeling with programs such as Visio, MagicDraw, or Cameo
  • Current DoD 8570/8140 IA Certification (Security+CE or similar) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

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

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.

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.