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Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organization is seeking a Sr. Principal Network Engineer to perform key assignments for Mission Systems off-net Engineering and Manufacturing network.
This position will be located in Linthicum, Md. and supports large heterogeneous unclassified computer networks that includes Linux, Windows and VMware Virtualization with emphasis on supporting software development teams. This technical role requires an understanding of concepts including networking system administration, systems architecture, cyber security, and information assurance and requires the ability to support a diverse user community in a dynamic environment.
Responsibilities include network design and evaluation, hardware/software installation, upgrades, troubleshooting, repair, monitoring, tuning, automation scripting and general user support. Duties will also include maintaining system documentation, developing infrastructure support procedures, and providing security support.
9 years of relevant IT experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related STEM field; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. (Appropriate combination of education and experience may be accepted in lieu of the degree requirement)
Proficiency with networking technologies such as routers, switches, encryption, and firewalls.
Proficiency with network architectures.
Proficiency with TCP/IP networking, computer and operating systems.
Proficiency with network security principles, threats, and vulnerabilities.
Proficiency with Cisco and Juniper hardware and operating systems would be a plus
Proven ability to work independently while being conscious of how your work interacts with that of others
Proven experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
Leads the design, implementation and maintenance of complex systems and networks. Coordinates maintenance activities with other team members and users to produce least impact solutions.
Provides technical leadership to internal and external personnel on highly complex network system installation processes. Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced personnel.
Experience with industrial networks
Experience with VMware Virtualization products: vSphere, NSX, vCenter Server, Horizon View, vRealize
Familiar with using JunOS Space Platform Manager, Security Director, and Network Director to manage juniper network infrastructure.
A working knowledge of Linux platforms authenticating with Windows platforms.
Understanding of Networking technologies including:
o VLANs, VLAN trunking, Link Aggregation (LACP, LAG), Spanning Tree
o Layer 3 Routing, CIDR subnetting
o Switch clustering (virtual chassis)
o Software Defined Networking & Micro-segmentation
o Understanding of VXLAN and logical networking concepts
Solid understanding of the OSI model
Superior written and oral communication skills
Experience with Atlassian Tools (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, etc.)
Experience providing remote support
Ability to work flex and overtime hours with some weekend hours expected.
CCNA or CCNP certification or equivalent is a plus!
Willing to travel
Ability to solve problems quickly and completely; analytical problem-solving skills; adept at root-cause analysis and mitigation.
Must possess drive, enthusiasm and attention to detail.
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