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Staff Engineer Systems – Platform and Infrastructure System Matter Expert (SME)- Networks

Requisition ID: R10112749

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Platform and Infrastructure System Matter Expert (SME)- Networks to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position is at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

  • Must have the ability to design and architect cloud base system that support multiple enterprise networks.
  • Must have the ability to design networks that include multiple interfaces to include: cisco routers, juniper routers and switches, FortiGate Firewalls, Cross domain solutions (CDS) and Taclanes.
  • Have an advance understanding of BGP, OSPF and other routing protocols. 
  • Have an advance understanding of GRE tunnels and Virtual Route forwarding (VRF).
  • Must have extensive knowledge of infrastructure builds to include: sever rooms, labs, racks, cabling, HVAC, power systems, and CVTC/AV systems.
  • Must have profound knowledge working with physical security and getting government accreditations of faculties.
  • Must have extensive understanding of cyber security practices.
  • Must have the ability to execute the builds of secure system and facilities.
  • Coordinate planning, organization, and execution of engineering activities for development of assigned technical capabilities integrated into the JEMINI Network Team.
  • Be accountable for the overall engineering technical cost and schedule performance of the capability.
  • Mentor the infrastructure team to ensure development and growth opportunities.
  • Drive the use of best practices within the engineering team using Agile processes, tools and frameworks, will review capability artifacts, development practices for compliance with engineering principles, company and program standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the execution of technical development and accrediting systems. 
  • Provide guidance on technical solutions with System Architects.
  • Work with Program Managers, Development Engineers, and Release Train Engineers to develop schedules and technical cost performance of capabilities.
  • Manage risk mitigation activities, schedule planning, and manage change requests associated with the capabilities.
  • Prepare and present internal and external communications including but not limited to: In Process Reviews (IPRs), Integrated Engineering Technical Reviews (IETRs), and bi-weekly status meetings for program management and customer representatives.
  • Coordinate and resolve multiple resource de-confliction across the Agile Release Train (ART) as well as additional program ARTs.
  • Resolve schedule and technical issues.
  • Create and analyze what-if scenarios as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.
  • 14 Years with bachelor’s degree in a related field; 18 years’ experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Proven project management experience as part of large DoD system and capabilities under development.
  • Experience in managing cost, schedule, and technical development on a large program.
  • Exhibit the ability to coordinate planning, execution, integration, and completion of projects within the area of assigned responsibility. 
  • Experience within the development of staffing plans as well as track staffing requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build effective relationships with subordinates, peers, senior management, and customers.
  • Experience within planning and coordinating activities such as documentation development, technical exchange meetings with stakeholders, test events, and capability deployments.
  • Support program management of strategic technical projects, problem-solving, and ensure effective operation of the overall business rhythm.
  • Experience with Agile methodology.
  • Experience within design management, development, and implementation of complex systems.
  • Ability to analyze project needs, program, and portfolio information needs, as well as determining the resources needed to achieve objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Interpersonal, Presentation, Communication, and Facilitation Skills.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies while remaining customer focused.
  • Proactively builds and aligns stakeholders, capabilities, and resources for getting things done quickly and achieving objectives.
  • Knowledge and experience with C2BMC NT/BC processes and procedures.
  • Prior experience working with the Missile Defense Agency and C2BMC.

Salary Range: $146,300 USD - $219,500 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.