Field Engineer

Requisition ID: R10021513

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City - AK, 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: Days (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 Space Systems Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Field Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Clear Space Force Base, Anderson Alaska. This site has limited services which allows the candidate to live in Fairbanks AK to commute. 

Position Overview:

The Field Engineer will perform Ground Communications Node maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and fielding at Clear SFB, Alaska. Work independently supporting the Ground Midcourse Defense weapons systems. Support the Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system, and the Operational Simultaneous Simulation Framework OSSF as needed.

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Inspections and daily maintenance tasks on the GMD Communications Node equipment
  • Product troubleshooting and repair as necessary on Cisco devices.
  • Assist and support visiting engineering teams installing software
  • Perform cyber patching, anti-virus updates  and other Cyber related activities on the products
  • Support customer needs as required
  • Perform On-Call maintenance activities on a rotating basis
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration
  • Work well in a small team environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical Engineering or related discipline with 2 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of professional and related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Active Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain COMSEC and TS/SCI Clearance required.
  • Knowledge of local area networking (LAN) fundamentals with specific experience working with Ethernet routers, switches, and protocols in TCP-IP based communications system.
  • Understanding or experience with Satellite Communications
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to work unsupervised at a remote site and interface with a diverse group.
  • Knowledge of UNIX, SNMP and HP OpenView applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCNA / CISSP certified technician
  • Practical experience with Solarwinds
  • Experience with HP OpenView products
  • Experience with /understanding of COMSEC Handling, KIV-19 A/M/Taclane operations
  • IFICS Data Terminal hardware/software experience or schooling
  • Experience with UNIX applications desired.
  • Process orientation and strong skills in using and following documented processes / checklists.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule to maintain operational capability.
  • Knowledge of military command, control, and communication systems.
  • Strong Communications Skills.
  • Knowledge of maintenance, logistics, and MMICS database desired
  • Team Player

    Salary Range: 68100 - 102100

    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 ( 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 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.

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    We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.