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Northrop Grumman Principal Network Engineer / Sr. Principal Engineer Network in Baltimore, Maryland

Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Provides 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. Conducts testing of network design. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Network Engineer based out of Baltimore, MD with an alternate location of Fairfax, VA

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Providing technical support for computers and associated networks for a large classified government contract

• Maintaining operations of the LAN/WAN, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.

• Installing/configuring/maintaining routers, switches and firewalls.

• Implementing and troubleshooting LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security.

• The ability to support multiple networks and ensuring necessary administration tasks are completed.

• Providing regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short/long-range planning for systems.

• Recommending and implementing system/process enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.

• Creating and ensuring that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.

• Developing and documenting technical processes and procedures as needed.

• Making recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.

• Interacting and troubleshooting issues with vendors; evaluating vendor products, services, and suggestions.

• Adhering/reporting to Information Systems security guidelines.

• Completing paperwork and other tasks needed to satisfy Security requirements. Following all Security regulations, guidelines, and processes regarding the installation, maintenance, and retirement of PCs and PC-related hardware and software. Working with Security personnel to remediate classified data spillage incidents.

• Reviewing trouble ticket queues to identify issues that need to be addressed. Working through the ticket queue without intervening management direction (self-motivated). Resolving tickets within established SLAs and raising issues that require management attention or involvement.

• Establishing and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction according to defined objectives while adhering to established policies.

• Exhibiting good communication skills, an energetic approach, and patience with customers.

• Current Security + CE

This role is a great place for a skilled engineer to make an impact both technically and for the business's strategic goals.

Qualifications:

Level 3 Network engineer Requirments:

  • Bachelor's degree within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline from an accredited college

  • requires 5 years of experience with a Bachelor degree or 3 years of experience with a Master's degree; experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Experience providing technical support for computers and associated networks for a large classified government contract

  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security

  • Knowledge of software/systems lifecycles

  • Experience with version control software

  • Active Top Secret/SCI /Poly clearance or higher (required to start) Must be able qualify for and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred qualifications for a level 3:

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining network hardware in an enterprise environment

  • Windows domain architecture experience

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE Certification

  • Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis, and system architecture design

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (e.g., WireShark, OpNet, etc.)

  • IP addressing design and subnets

  • Experience using test equipment such as protocol analyzers and cable test sets

Knowledge of government grade encryption gear such as (TACLANES)

Level 4 Network engineer Basic qualificiations:

  • Bachelor's degree within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline from an accredited college

  • requires 9 years of experience with a Bachelor degree or 7 years of experience with a Master's degree; experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Experience providing technical support for computers and associated networks for a large classified government contract

  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security

  • Knowledge of software/systems lifecycles

  • Experience with version control software

  • Active Top Secret/SCI /Poly clearance or higher (required to start) Must be able qualify for and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining network hardware in an enterprise environment

  • Windows domain architecture experience

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE Certification

  • Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis, and system architecture design

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (e.g., WireShark, OpNet, etc.)

  • IP addressing design and subnets

  • Experience using test equipment such as protocol analyzers and cable test sets

Knowledge of government grade encryption gear such as (TACLANES)

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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