Principal Network Communications

$82,000 USD - $123,000 USD

Full Time

    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's Enterprise Server Storage and Networks team is seeking an experienced Network Engineer to perform network configuration and network management efforts, integrating and supporting the current established enterprise network at our West Virginia Rocket Center location. These efforts constitute significant impact to the business on key programs. The successful candidate will bring in depth technical knowledge of enterprise level experience with managed network equipment.

    This individual will represent the organization as a technical contact on multiple projects. Interacts with Team Lead, peers, and our business partner on various technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

    Responsibilities include detailed engineering plan, design and implementation of network installations in accordance with standard policies and procedures for design review, installation, maintenance, and documentation. Provide support of technical analysis of project requirements, prepare design review package and execution of approved design. Execution of corrective action to support problem resolution of infrastructure hardware and software elements to ensure availability of firewall infrastructure and components.


    Additional Duties include:
    • Manage multiple efforts of short and long-term duration that are of significant influence to the network, storage and server infrastructure at the site. Maintains smooth operation of local area, world wide and virtual private networks (VPN).
    • 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 interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
    • May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.
    • Prepares or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.
    • Provides regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems.
    • May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment.
    • May design network or portion of network that include selection of hardware and software packages
    Basic Qualifications
    • Must have a Bachelors degree and at least 5 years of relevant IT professional experience. (Appropriate combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the degree requirement)
    • Proven ability to define large-scale project scope, required tasks to achieve stated goal, project deliverable and artifacts definition, project timeline development, scheduling, budget creation and resource management.
    • Demonstrated ability to interface directly with vendors at a high technical level on existing enterprise solutions and new services technical requirements/deliverablesand develop technical solutions to complex problems, requiring the regular use of their ingenuity and creativity.
    • Demonstrated performance in working in a fast-paced environment delivering a high degree of quality and customer satisfaction.
    • Flexible hours are required.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and good interpersonal skills and has a strong willingness to learn.
    • Demonstrated performance in working in a fast-paced environment delivering a high degree of quality and customer satisfaction.
    Salary Range: $82,000 USD - $123,000 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.