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Principal IT Network Engineer

Requisition ID: R10041253

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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's Global Operations Security organization is seeking an IT Network Engineer supporting the Cincinnati, OH location. This is a full time Network Engineer position reporting to the Regional Network Operations Manager. The successful candidate will provide network engineering and design duties for the NGUSN site networks.


Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Design, plan and deploy network communications systems.

  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for NG site network architecture.

  • Provide specific detailed information for network hardware and software selection, including present and future capacity requirements.

  • Provide documentation as required to ensure accurate and current information is available for each site network.

  • Conduct testing of network design.

  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, deep packet inspection analysis, application packet analysis, switches (Nexus and Catalyst), and proxies (Reverse and Forward), etc.

  • Provide guidance to junior engineers and other personnel to maintain and ensure domestic and international data centers are compliant with published directives and procedures.

  • Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

  • Flexible hours are required, with a willingness to work weekends/off hours as needed for planned work or unplanned break/fix support.

  • Lift 40 lbs

  • Some travel will be required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree and 7 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience OR Master’s degree and 3 years of experience; 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of completed degree.

  • Experience with Cisco routers, switches, load-balancers, and firewalls.

  • Experience performing network forensics.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOD Top Secret clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco certification.

  • Active Top Secret Clearance or higher.

  • Experience with F-5, Palo Alto Networks, VMware is a plus.

  • Experience with BGP, OSPF and DNS.

  • Experience with MS PowerPoint and Visio to transform complex technical information into high-level, concise and clear presentations.

  • Experience in project management.




Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.