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Sr. Principal Network Engineer – Test Lead/PO (23-282)

Requisition ID: R10110344

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Network Engineer – Test Lead/PO to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

This position requires daily technical and programmatic interaction with civilian, military, contract leadership, and technical personnel at MDA Facilities at the MDIOC and VB3 and LM Offices in Colorado Springs, CO (Voyager and Federal Dr.) and Huntsville, AL. Candidate will engage the C2BMC (Command & Control, Battle Management, and Communications)-Global system for the purpose of technical support to Agile Product Teams and I&T functional area to conduct hardware, software, and system level verification and validation testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary point of contact for C2BMC-G Test and Analysis Topics to include interacting with MDIOC technical support supplied by other Government contracted entities including the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
  • Scheduling lab test and installation activities; coordinate with MDA BCD-E and the C2BMC-G Integration Team on release installation and integration schedules in the test labs o Key stakeholder in test lab build out design meetings and design reviews.
  • Coordinating with Tech. Leads (SE, SWE, Deployment) and Cross Functional Product Team (CFPT) Product Owners for arranging CFPT plans and workloads to most effectively comply with Task Order baselines as provided by the CAM to include:
    • Forecasting test needs
    • Identifying Test impacts
    • Resolution of issues
    • Identifying inefficiencies/implementing efficiencies
    • Manage/briefing status o C2BMC NT chair of MDA CR (Capability Release) and BCD (Battlefield Coordination Detachment) Test Assessment Verification.
  • Leading the resolution of test technical issues
  • Execution of test tasks in accordance with program processes  
  • Identification to the CAM, TO PM, PO and FAM of cost and technical risks and the development and implementation of effective mitigation strategies.
  • Support the FAM in resource planning.
  • Support to the JERB, JCCB, and ROMB and other boards as appropriate.
  • Support to Task Order and customer reviews.
  • Support metrics collection and analysis in accordance with the QMP.

Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Top Secret clearance is required.
  • 9 Years with Bachelor’s degree in a related field; 13 years’ experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
  • Knowledge of the integration and testing of Command & Control systems with applied relevance to basic architectures utilized in the BMDS and or Space environment and focused for C2BMC to include external C2BMC element interfaces and/or space sensors.
  • Technical understanding of computer network systems, servers, VM, Multicast techniques, including hardware such as firewalls, routers, switches, Blade servers, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with hardware and software verification and validation processes and techniques, requirements decomposition, test plan, test procedures, test reporting, regression testing, and test data analysis.
  • Able to assist test engineers with technical troubleshooting and analysis of test-bed configurations for hardware, software, and Information Assurance issues or functionality.
  • Experience in the technical aspects of complex and highly integrated networked computer systems is paramount.
  • Must be familiar with DoD/MDA testbed baseline concepts for the testing of hardware, software, and Cyber IA applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Agile Test Driven Development; Knowledge and experience with DOORS, JIRA, Confluence, Test Management for JIRA (TM4J) or similar applications, experience with test automation tools such as Gherkin and Cucumber.
  • Knowledge of basic message formats such as TADIL-J, HTML, ATOMS, COI, and XML. Daily use of computers with Windows, MSOffice, or Linux products a must.
  • A final Top Secret DoD clearance is mandatory for this position, SCI clearance desired

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,400 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.