Principal Network Communications Engineer
Requisition ID: R10041986 Category: Information Technology Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: Secret Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time Positions 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 Enterprise Services is seeking a well-qualified Network Communications Engineer to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Linthicum, MD area. Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Maintain efficient operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs. Plan, design, configure, and install network hardware in support of customer requirements. Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc. Propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Create and ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions. Provide regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems. Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems. Install and configure Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls. Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security. Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support. Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3) Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments. Design and implement an enterprise network. Recommends data, voice, or video network investment decisions to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future network performance, stability, and network management issues. Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts. Basic Qualifications: Associate's degree with 7 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree. Experience installing & maintaining Cisco brand networking equipment for both LAN & WAN configurations, not limited to IOS updates, port security, VLANs, routing protocols, IP filtering, and event logging. Currently active DoD Secret security clearance. The ability to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company and also by customer and/or program requirements; maintaining a SAP clearance will be a condition of continued employment. Current Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment. Experience working on a team of IT professionals. Ability to travel as needed. Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in IS related field. Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG. Cisco CCNA , CCNP, or CCIE certification. Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (eg, HBSS, Solar Winds, Splunk). Experience using network analysis tools (eg, Wireshark, Opnet, etc.). Experience with Certification & Accreditation process. Currently active DoD Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Experience giving technical presentations to technical and non-technical attendees. Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 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. US 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/. 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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.