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Sr. Principal Network Engineer-TS/SCI/Poly

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Network Engineer to partner with our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Fairfax, Va.

Are you motivated to work in an environment that will challenge you, force you to continuously innovate, and work on solutions that make a difference for our customers? Do you want to be part of an inclusive, collaborative, and agile team? If so, there is a future for you to support a highly visible and strategic program at Northrop Grumman.

The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and skills with Network Engineering design/development practices and methodologies, system life-cycles, and information technology applications. The new team member will develop solutions to increasingly complex problems, utilizing ingenuity, thoroughness, and practicality; and perform their work with minimal direction or oversight.

The positions are normally day shift hours, but there will be periods where off hours work will be required. The Candidate may be required to be part of an on-call rotation.

Roles & Responsibilities:

* Engage with company leadership, external business partners and customers, as required to provide technical information regarding the program.

* Design and plan network communication systems

* Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture

* Troubleshoot and isolate network faults and failures in a LAN/WAN environment

* Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selections, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements

* Conduct testing of network design. Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnections and interfacing, such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, multiplexers, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

* Evaluate and report on new communication technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.


Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's (in a STEM related field Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Degree and a minimum of 9 years of related experience.

* An active TS/SCI clearance based on current SSBI (within 5 years) and a polygraph are required for this position.

* Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model.

* Understanding of common commercial implementations of IP networks; including experience with network routing protocols and tunneling control plane protocols found in IP networks

* Wide Area Knowledge, Local Area Knowledge, advanced IP network knowledge, advanced firewall knowledge

* Experience with Network configuration and troubleshooting

* Experience with securing network systems (including commercial IP networks)

Preferred Qualifications:

* Design, architect, implementation, and administration skills related to a ground enterprise communications network

* Must be able to administer local and remote systems in an enterprise where there are unmanned facilities managed from a centralized location

* Understanding of design and implementation and maintenance of Dynamic Multiple Virtual Private Networks (DMVPN) and how to ensure implementations provide secure communications across WANs via advanced encryption methods

* Designed and implemented routing infrastructure via Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) ensuring support to enterprise wide routing infrastructure

* Implement and administer multiple multi-level security controlled network segments interconnected via multi-vender enterprise level firewalls

* Designed. Integrated, and administer external connectivity to support all customers across the Wide Area Network, coordinating with multiple external transport providers guaranteeing reliability requirements are met

* Mentors, teaches and trains junior personnel in program network designs and architecture to ensure future requirements are planned for and met

* Understanding L2 and L3 switch and route network protocols

* Understanding of NEXUS virtualization concepts an able to install, implement and administer with minimal oversight

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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