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Cyber Systems Engineer (Network Engineer) Principal/Sr. Principal

Requisition ID: R10053071

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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 Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team 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.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Network Cyber System Engineering based out of Tampa, FL.  As a Network Cyber System Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will maintain smooth operations 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 based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Prepare or 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. Potential to be involved in the planning and design of a network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.

You will be working with our experienced engineering team developing industry leading virtual environments to support Department of Defense Cyber efforts. This provides an environment to grow your expertise and sharpen your skills & knowledge. These environments are detailed engineering representations of current and future cyber systems, and our team is always looking for highly motivated individuals with impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative dynamic team environment.

The primary team is in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer. Our ability to communicate / coordinate technical requirements with team members is a priority due to competing priorities and demanding deadlines. Must have interpersonal skills required to assist remote customers troubleshoot problems from layer 1 to layer 7. Must be able to work within a change management environment with the ability to document and test changes prior to implementation. Ability to perform technical, operational, and security risk analysis for new changes and technologies and articulate risks. Need to be able to quickly adapt new technologies to avoid limitations & obsolescence of both hardware and software.

Job Responsibilities:

We need hands-on systems engineers that can serve as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the below technical areas:

Physical networking

  • Pre-deployment configuration guidance: Ability to provide configuration documentation and assistance on Cisco switches and routers prior to shipment and installation.
  • Post-deployment baseline configuration: Perform baseline configuration of installed Cisco switches and routers to a DISA STIG level requirement.
  • Cisco ASA configuration: Command line experience modifying Cisco firewall configuration to permit/deny ports and protocols.
  • DMVPN

Virtual Networking

  • Enterprise VMware optimization: An understanding of how VMware handles network traffic to be able to resolve misconfigurations, software glitches, and resume VM connectivity.
  • vROPS

Physical/Virtual networking

  • Identify and troubleshoot connectivity issues: Solid technical skills to quickly determine and resolve network connectivity issues from physical Cisco hardware to VMware NSX-T.
  • Automation basics: Experience with network configuration automation

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This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Sr. Principal Level

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain a minimum DoD Secret Security Clearance (Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance)
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD; NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree -
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain a minimum DoD Secret Security Clearance (Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance)
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with network design, virtual environments, and cyber systems design is preferred.
  • CCNP level or equivalent networking certification
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a technical field highly desired

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Salary Range: $96,400 USD - $144,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $119,400 USD - $179,200 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.