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Principal Networks Engineer

Requisition ID: R10051637

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

Electronics and Payloads (E&P) is the hub of technical excellence in the design and integration of mission-based hardware and software at Northrop Grumman’s Autonomous Design Center of Excellence in San Diego, California.

As a member of the E&P team, you will work with engineers and technicians across all disciplines to support one of the following technical specialty areas: Mission and Project Engineering, RF Communications, IP Networks, Data Infrastructure, Advanced Sensors, Avionics Engineering, Ground Control Stations, Stores Management, or Electronic Warfare.

Our culture is built on integrity, innovation, inclusion, and technical rigor – our mission requires nothing less. The products we work on are at the forefront of technological advancement in aerospace and defense. We are looking for people at all experience and skill levels with passion and a desire for learning – E&P welcomes those who are ready to rise to a challenge and take part in the most thrilling projects in our industry.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Principal Networks Communications Engineer.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Conducts testing of network design. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Able to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions should be imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.
  • Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Frequent inter-organizational and some outside customer contacts. Will represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Works under general supervision and contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 or more years of relative experience OR a Master degree in a STEM discipline and 3 or more years of relative experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline and 1 or more years of relative experience
  • Active in-scope Secret clearance or higher; OR DoE equivalent
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.
  • Experience providing Network support in a lab and field environment.
  • Expertise with network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE) and knowledge of configuring devices such as Type 1 Encryptors, Routers, switches in a LAN/WAN.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of features like GRE, IPSEC, DMVPN, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.
  • Working knowledge on Virtualization (e.g. VMware)
  • Working knowledge on Tactical wireless communications technologies (e.g. LOS, BLOS)
  • Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Ansible
  • Atlassian Suite working knowledge (BitBucket, Git, Jira)
  • Security+ certificate

Salary Range: $101,200 USD - $151,800 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.