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Sr. Principal Network Communications

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 19029110
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Job Description

 At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Network Communications 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

 

Our team operates in three segments: Design Engineering, DevOps, and Production/Responsible Engineering. Our Design Engineering team engineers the system design and produces the documentation required to physically build a system. Our DevOps team engineers and tests the system configuration produces the documentation needed to configure the system network and install a COTS baseline. Our Production and Responsible Engineering team physically builds, configures, and sustains the system. Our Responsible Engineers are often asked to lead a team of technicians for system builds. 

  

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, evaluates, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network.
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software.

  • Prepares or ensures that appropriate documentation exists, including operational instructions.

  • System configuration using released procedures/drawings.

  • Execute engineering projects on schedule.

  • Collaborate with engineers to generate and redline documented procedures and troubleshoot issues.

  • Implement engineering changes to the system as required.

  • Responsible for integrating and testing software and/or hardware in complex IT systems.

  • Work closely with Engineers and Technicians in a lab environment.

  • Excellent planning, coordination, and documentation skills.

  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. 




Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 9 years of related experience with Bachelors of Science OR Master's Degree and 7 years of related experience. 

  • Active Top Secret clearance with most recent reinvestigation occurring within the last 4 years and ability to be accessed to a Special Access Program.

  • Willing to travel Approximately 25% within the U.S.

  • CompTia Security

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to author and maintain technical installation, configuration, and update procedures.

  • Ability to document and maintain multiple dynamic heterogeneous system configurations.

  • Ability to provide engineering technical support for peer teams.

  • Ability to engineer and test technical solutions in lab environments to address new technical requirements and/or bug fixes.

  • Ability to implement engineering changes to the networked system as required.

  • Ability to work with networks containing VMware ESXi virtualized infrastructures, Solaris, and Windows.

  • Ability to maintained detailed version matrices of all responsible firmware and software

  • Ability to maintain compatibility with existing architectures when implementing system enhancements.

  • Ability to release documentation, scripts, and software media to meet configuration management requirements.

  • Experience on networks in highly secure environments utilizing STIGs.

  • Experience in detailed layer 2 networking and limited layer 3 networking.

  •  Experience working with: Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, Windows Server Update Services, VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter, Cisco configuration, Storage Array deployment/configuration and Oracle Solaris.

     

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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