Principal/Sr. Principal Network Engineer

Systems, Network, Engineer, Engineering, Cisco, UNIX, Linux, Windows, LAN, Configuration Management, Security, Protocol, CCNA
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill the position of a Principal/Sr. Principal Network Engineer in the Engineering & Sciences Central Region Engineering, Huntsville Site. In the Mission Systems sector, you'll join our experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. The qualified applicant will work in our Huntsville, Alabama office, headquarters for the Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) division.

Responsibilities include all aspects of the product design, development, integration, test and implementation through the Product life cycle for incorporating changes identified by Program personnel. This includes analysis of change requests and requirements for new or upgraded Product capabilities, systems design, COTS/GOTS integration, and procedures needed to meet and mitigate requirements changes. Additionally, the candidate is expected to be able to resolve technically challenging issues and proactively contribute to the evolution of the Product.

Specific tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, configure, integrate, install and test network systems primarily consisting of Cisco, UNIX, Linux and Windows based LAN/WANs
  • Derive system-level requirements from architectural guidelines and project objectives
  • Develop detailed designs with supporting implementation, test and transition plans
  • Usher proposed system changes through the Configuration Management process to successful implementation and delivery to the Customer/Operator
  • Develop and maintain documentation supporting the Product through development, integration, deployment and delivery to the customer/operator
  • Work within and across teams to support and coordinate daily integration activities
  • Create and update Visio drawings of network and rack elevation diagrams
  • Execute root cause analysis to troubleshoot and resolve complex network system issues
  • Work with vendor support for hardware issues

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either Principal or Sr. Principal level.

    • BQs for a Principal Network Engineer: requires 5 years experience Network Engineering experience with Bachelors; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.
    • BQs for a Sr. Principal Network Engineer: Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Network Engineering experience; or 7 Years with Masters; or 4 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Those authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.ship required and must be able to obtain and maintain Department of Defense Active Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance
  • Experience developing and implementing OSPF Architectures
  • Experience Implementing Mutlicast over routed networks
  • Experience with Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
  • Hold a current industry recognized certification such as CCNA.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting (GSEC, GICSP, SCCP, Security+ CE or CCNA-Security) (reference: for list of qualified certifications)

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.
Dice Id : 10122071
Position Id : 19022021
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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