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Network Communications Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10094911

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Fort Greely, AK, 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
  • 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 Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill the position of Manager, Network Communications 1 leading a small diverse team of sub-contractors with the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract in support of the Missile Defense Agency.

The qualified applicant will perform as the Alaska Network Communications Manager for the GMD team located at Ft. Greely Alaska. In this role, you are responsible for oversight of all site maintenance, scheduling, for the IFICS Data Terminal, Ground Fire Control and Ground Node Equipment Systems, technical guidance for any anomalies, assisting with and coordinating site upgrades, staffing and professional development the team. The qualified applicant will manage internal as well as customer deliverables and will support process development and improvement. This position requires collaboration and teambuilding across multiple program IPTs, sub-contractors, and extensive customer interface.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in applying leadership characteristics to achieve sustainable top performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. In this role, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors through all levels of the organization.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Interface with the MDA customer on site
  • Maintain GMD assets in a manner of system availability over 99% to the customer.
  • Provides performance evaluation input for sub-contractor evaluations, property control, facility, safety, security and daily production and directs the work of employees assigned from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas related to the IDT and GCN.
  • Report all anomalies/ incidents IAW standard maintenance policy and procedures.
  • Provides remote management oversight to the Cape Cod GCN team.
  • Support customer site visits and provide briefings on upgrades and obsolescence issues.
  • Attend site and program specific meetings, develop slides, charts, and white papers for decision making.
  • Support the Ground Systems (GS) products hardware / software integration, upgrades and repair requirements.
  • Conduct software patching and anti-virus updates according to contract and SOW requirements.
  • Provides personnel and resource management of 6-12 team members.
  • Travel will be required approximately 10% of time.

Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet one of the following: knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical Engineering or related discipline with 4 years of related experience. 10 years of professional and related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • 4 years of leadership as a technical lead or related team leadership role or 2 years' experience as a manager in a related discipline
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain COMSEC and TS/SCI Clearance required.
  • Knowledge of local area networking (LAN) fundamentals with specific experience working with Ethernet routers, switches, and protocols in TCP-IP based communications system.
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to work unsupervised at a remote site and interface with a diverse group.
  • Knowledge of UNIX, SNMP and HP OpenView applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time as needed.

Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with GMD networking systems for Ground Communications Node Equipment SIV/SILO configuration, and inside/outside plant fiber infrastructure.
  • Experience with /understanding of KIV-19 A/M/Taclane operations.
  • 6 years IFICS Data Terminal (IDT) hardware/software experience or attended IDT specific schooling or System Administrator duties.
  • Extensive knowledge of Network Infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge of the Ground Fire Communications systems
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and drawings.
  • Experience with UNIX / Oracle/ Redhat applications desired.
  • Knowledge of the Ft. Greely Alaska Power infrastructure as it relates to NGC GMD products.
  • Process orientation and strong skills in using and following documented processes / checklists.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule to maintain operational capability.
  • Strong Communications Skills.
  • Knowledge of maintenance, logistics, and MMICS database desired.
  • Team Player

Salary Range: $101,800 USD - $152,800 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.