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Northrop Grumman Staff Network Engineer (Top Secret/SCI) - Tactical Space Systems in Dulles, Virginia

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

The Tactical Space Systems Group is seeking a mid to senior Network Engineer with an in-depth understanding of systems and network operations centers. Successful candidates are schedule driven and data driven with the ability to simultaneously focus on short term objectives and long term imperatives. The have a "can-do" attitude, are solutions oriented, high energy, problem solvers, information and team integrators, decisive, and closure-drivers.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Design and plans network communications systems.

  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.

  • Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, 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 System configuration control over SW/HW

  • Version/configurations (network/computing/applications, automated environment creation.

  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • Evaluate and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

  • Writing program specific ground ICDs per program.

  • System monitoring configuration/sustainment (Nagios).

  • Utilize sound engineering practices to develop, implement, and maintain end-to-end ground systems.

  • Manage the requirements, design, and implementation for networks and End-to-End systems to Support Mission Operations, existing ground systems and upgrades - technology refresh, and reliability / maintainability.

  • Contribute to system PDR/CDR/FAT/SAT activities.

  • Product Deliveries include: ICDs, Emulator/Simulator baseline control, test plans, network diagrams, integration/deployment work instructions, production and test system hardware (e.g. networks).

  • Must work collaboratively in a team environment across engineering disciplines to accomplish mission goals.

  • Coordinating end-to-end system testing during the I&T phase

  • Segment end-to-end architecture design, requirements, management and development.

  • Must excel in a fast-paced mission focused environment.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Math or related area) and 14+ years of experience, Master's Degree and 12+ years; 9 Years with PhD; 4 years of additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Active or current Top Secret SSBI clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • Must have experience designing, developing, building, testing and maintaining network and computing infrastructure.

  • Must have experience identifying systems anomalies and troubleshooting (network/custom applications/COTS software/server infrastructure).

  • Must have knowledge of virtualization sustainment/maintenance.

  • Must have hands-on experience with Networks to include technology such as: switches/routers/firewalls; RF appliances: modems, spectrum analyzers; computing infrastructure: Servers / workstations, Linux, MS.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CompTIA Security + or equivalent Linux experience (user level) Networking (Cisco) Virtualization (vSphere ESXi)DoD Satcom Security Experience: -Cybersecurity and IA/IS OpSec - 5205.02 -Risk Management Framework - 8510.01

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Information Technology