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Network/Comms Engineer - Sr. Principal Engineer Network

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The Software Engineering team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as aNetwork/Communications - Sr. Principal EngineerNetworksbased out of Aurora, Colorado

What You'll get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Network/Communications engineer to work in our Aurora, CO office. The candidate should have experience with designing, installing, operating, and troubleshooting network infrastructure on LANs and WANs. Experience with General Purpose Processors (servers & workstations), Storage Devices, modems, and signal processing equipment is preferred. This role will support Engineering Change Proposals and related follow-on proposals, work program action items, develop and review system engineering delivery artifacts, and participate in system engineering reviews.

The selected candidate will be responsible technical documentation creation/review. The candidate should be able to operate independently with little oversight in a dynamic environment and handle diverse assignments with efficiency, finding unique solutions and working in a very collaborative and fast-paced environment. This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years of experience with a Masters degree; 4 years of experience with a PhD
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance; must be willing to submit to and able to pass a Counter Intelligence polygraph
  • Obtaining Security+ certificate may be required (DoD 8570 requirement)
  • In-depth understanding of LAN and WAN design concepts and operation
  • Experienced in routing, switching including dynamic routing protocols, Virtual Routing, VLANs and VLAN tagging.
  • Understanding of network security concepts and practices including firewall concepts, IPsec, VPNs, and other access controls
  • Understanding of Authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) control implementations
  • Ability to travel OCONUS
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Rack and Stack and Cable Management experience
  • Deployment and Shipping experience
  • Experience with Cisco routers, switches, and servers
  • In-depth understanding of IP network design and management
  • Understanding of network infrastructure including fiber optics, CAT6/7 cabling, and serial cable concepts
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • Experienced with BGP routing protocol
  • Experience with implementing Multicast routing
What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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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