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Principal Systems Engineer/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10086157

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Kirtland AFB, NM, 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, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Defense Systems is seeking a Systems Engineer to support the Disturbed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at Kirtland AFB , NM working for the Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) Team based out of Orlando, FL. The qualified applicant will be well versed in all technical aspects of information systems, security policies and compliance requirements in classified computing environments. The primary responsibility of the position is to support the USAF’s initiatives in DMOC simulation events by identifying and solving network interoperability issues. The applicant must be able to design and document local processes and procedure for daily operations. Additionally, the applicant will support daily activities, operational and test events which requires schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Operation and troubleshooting of developed systems
  • Documentation of new and existing processes
  • Monitoring, controlling and isolating problems in a data communications network
  • Provide first and/or second-level problem determination and provide needed support
  • Provides responsive quality customer service and support at all times for internal customers as well as external customers at the sites and our Air Force stakeholders
  • Functions as the customer’s single point-of contact for problem escalation and resolution as required

This requisition is available to be filled at either a level 3 (Principal) or level 4 (Sr. Principal).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience OR Master's degree with 3 years of experience OR 9 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level 4: Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience OR Master's degree with 7 years of experience OR 13 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Active Secret or Top Secret DoD security clearance and eligibility for Tier 1 access
  • Meet DoD 8570 Certifications Requirements (e.g. Security+ Certification, and/or CISSP) Familiarity with network hardware including but not limited to Cisco switches, routers, boundary protection (firewalls, intrusion protection devices/intrusion detection devices, etc.) and various other network managed devices
  • Knowledge of the Risk Management Framework
  • Good understanding of network protocols
  • Proficient in basic network troubleshooting
  • Familiar with Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), High Level Architecture (HLA), and/or Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) protocols
  • Ability to travel, 10% or less, both domestically and internationally


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) events and Virtual Flags
  • DMOC Event architecture comprehension
  • Military Experience
  • Experience with security architectures, firewalls, and network security controls.
  • Strong organizational skills and stay focused managing multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Experience in modeling and simulation environment.
  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Server and Desktop Operating System installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and security processes & procedures

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.