Manager Network Engineering 2


On Site
USD 138,100.00 - 207,100.00 per year
Full Time


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Job Details

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 CIO Organization has an opening for a Network Engineering Manager to manage a team of Network Administrators supporting a classified enterprise WAN. This position is an Information Technology Network Engineering Management role within the Enterprise Classified Services organization and would be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. You can collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and you are comfortable engaging with internal and external customers.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead a team of Network Administrators performing direct work on an enterprise WAN, to include task management, performance reviews and professional/career development activities.
  • Oversight and management of the network infrastructure across the WAN and within two enterprise class data centers; responsible for continuous availability, day to day operations, and the support of project-based initiatives.
  • Interact with internal key executives, the Program Management Office and customers on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Identify skills needed and provide required training to meet requirements.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to employees to complete key deliverables and drive results.
  • Support internal key initiatives such as Digital Transformation and Agile methodologies in order to improve services.
  • The successful candidate must be entrepreneurial, a self-starter and have the ability to challenge the status quo.
  • This individual will provide innovative solutions that create strategic value to our customers.
  • The successful candidate must be customer-focused with proven leadership and excellent communication skills.
  • Ensure government and Cyber/Information Security standards are met.
  • Oversee and manage the quality and timeliness of the organization's products, and identification and remediation of potential issues before they become problems.
  • Manage to budgets and schedules and create work assignments for team.
  • 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 coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment.
  • Oversee the design of the network or portions of network that include selection of hardware and software packages.
  • Note: Due to the classified nature of the work being performed, this position does not offer any virtual or telecommute working options. Applicants are encouraged to apply, only if they are willing to work on-site.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Associates degree with 11 years of relevant IT experience, or bachelor's degree with 9 years of relevant IT experience, or master's degree with 7 years of relevant IT experience; a High School diploma/GED and 13 years of relevant IT experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain a DOD Secret level security clearance as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (examples include: Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, GICSP, CND, SSCP); OR must have the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of start date as a condition of continued employment.
  • Experience with firewalls, switching, and routing.
  • Experience with network design, architecture, specifications, and equipment selection.
  • Experience working with and obtaining support from network suppliers such as Cisco, Palo Alto, etc.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed and carry a company phone for possible 'after hours' support.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology Management
  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher
  • Proven interaction in a distributed team environment
  • A professional certification specific to the networking industry (examples: CCNP, CCIE, or equivalent)
  • Exposure to the Risk Management Framework, associated security controls, and STIGs
  • Experience with HAIPE/TACLANE and other military COMSEC/CRYPTO equipment and procedures.
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Communications / VoIP and VTC
  • Experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, SolarWinds, Opnet, etc.) would be nice to have.
  • Expertise with IPv4 and IPv6 network design, including IP subnetting and protocols including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP
  • Strong understanding of features like GRE, IPSEC, DMVPN, IP quality-of-service, VLANs, and multicast
  • Strong understanding network security features like IP access-lists and stateful protocol inspections
  • Familiar with network management protocols, like SNMP, SSH, syslog, RADITACACS
  • Strong understanding of project management Agile or waterfall
  • Demonstrate strong team building/collaboration skills.
  • Proven leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate exemplary professionalism and ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build diverse/inclusive teams with engaged team members.
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills, and excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
  • Previous experience leading a team of 5-12 employees with a record of on-time performance.
  • Time management and organizational skills to prioritize across concurrent program and functional responsibilities.
Salary Range: $138,100 - $207,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.