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Principal/ Sr Principal Network Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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 Defense Systems in Huntsville, AL is seeking a Principal or Sr Principal Network Engineer. The Network Engineer: 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.

This position may be filled as a Principal Network Engineer or Sr. Principal Network Engineer.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Network Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related discipline with 5 years of experience; or 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree; 0 years with a PhD; OR additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Senior Principal Network Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related discipline with 9 years of experience; or 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree; 4 years with a PhD; OR additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • DoD 8570 Security certification such as Sec+, CASP, CISSP, or equivalent.
  • Good understanding of IP4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP
  • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have, and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance with a background investigation date within 5 YearsPreferred Qualifications:
    • Good understanding of network device configuration and troubleshooting (ideally, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE)
    • Good understanding of advanced features like GRE, IPSEC, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast.
    • A professional certification specific to the networking industry like a CCNA/CCNP/CCIE or equivalent.
    • Experience with military COMSEC/CRYPTO equipment and procedures.
    • Experience with tactical/military radio networks
    • Experience VoIP and VTC Salary Range: $83,000 USD - $125,000 USD
      Salary Range 2: $103,000 USD - $155,000 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Huntsville , Principal/ Sr Principal Network Engineer, Engineering , Huntsville, Alabama

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