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Principal Systems Administrator – SATCOM Technician (23-042, 23-254) – C2BMC

Requisition ID: R10097756

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Riyadh, SAU
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Rotating Shifts (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: 3

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 Principal System Administrator – SATCOM Technician to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Position Overview:

Selected SATCOM technicians will provide technical services support of a MET AN/GSC-52 satellite terminal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Position requires 24x7 shift work. Candidate will be assigned to a shift, to be determined by mission requirements.

Essential Functions:  

  • Responsible for operating, maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting, and repair of Satellite Terminal systems, including connectivity to local and wide area networks, end-to end telecommunications, circuit switching systems, and Long-Haul communications/Transmissions systems.
  • Analyzes capabilities and performance, identifies problems, takes corrective actions to ensure the most efficient operations of the SATCOM equipment.
  • Monitors status and performance of Transmission/Receive systems.
  • Quickly responds to circuit outages and coordinates with distant end facilities and local Systems/Users, when necessary, in order to restore communications services.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as required.

This expat position will include other compensatory fringes such as Cost of Living Allowances, Housing Allowances and other allowances for employment in Saudi Arabia.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 6 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 4 years of related experience, or 0 years of related experience with a PhD., or 10 years of related experience in lieu of the degree.
  • Applicants must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
  • Applicants must have strong skills and background in SATCOM principals, operations, maintenance, and repair
  • Skilled in utilizing common SATCOM test equipment
  • Applicants must understand signal flow and end-to-end configuration diagrams for circuits
  • Knowledge of Network System Administration
  • Experience working with Microsoft operating system environments/platforms
  • Familiarity with TACLANE encryption devices and Crypto Device Loaders such as SKLs 
  • Familiarity with CISCO routers
  • A current active in-scope D0D issued Secret clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior military satellite communications technician US Navy ET NEC 1465, US Air Force AFSC 2E1X1, US Army MOS 31S/25S, or US Marine Corps MOS 2827
  • PAAWNS experience and MET experience
  • TS Collateral preferred
  • HEMP hardening maintenance and HEMP hardening testing experience
  • A mix of strategic and tactical satellite communications experience
  • CCNA certification
  • Basic Linux or RedHat-based server administration experience
  • Basic experience with operations, preventative maintenance and basic troubleshooting on generators
  • EBEM experience





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

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.