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Principal Engineer Network 3/4

Requisition ID: R10088085

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: Boulder, CO, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA  |  Schriever AFB, CO, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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.

Join our team as a Network Engineer on the Specialized Warfighter Defense Contract (SWDC) program. We have positions open at Schriever Air Force Base or Northrop Grumman campuses in Boulder and Colorado Springs. The SWDC Network Engineer will perform duties in support of the Enterprise Sensors Lab (ESL), BMDS OPIR (Overhead Persistent Infrared) Architecture (BOA) sustainment and Enterprise Sensors Processing Node (ESPN).

Primary duties include:

  • Designing and planning network communications systems.
  • Providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Providing 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.
  • Conducting testing of network design.
  • Maintaining technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluating and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supporting lab operations during ground test execution with rapid response.
  • Debugging configurations as part of DevSecOps for custom modeling and simulation software.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Network Engineer or a Sr. Principal Network Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Principal Network Engineer Level 03 requires: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience or a master's degree and 3 years of experience. Additional 9 years of experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Sr Principal Network Engineer Level 04 requires: Bachelor’s degree and 9+ years of related experience or a master's degree and 7 years of experience. 13 years of experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI.
  • Current TIASecurity + certification.
  • Basic knowledge of network testing methodologies using routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP behavior, network communications and routing protocols, network traffic analysis and troubleshooting experience.
  • Certifications in the industry vendor (Cisco or Juniper)
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with sustainment of OPIR (Overhead Persistent Infrared) mission networks like BOA and SBIRS (Space Based Infrared Systems).
  • Experience with configuration and integration of cyber security tools like EMass and HBSS.
  • Experience deploying systems into an operational network with CM measures.

This position reports to Boulder, CO, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $117,700 USD - $176,500 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.