Network Communications 2/3

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Network Communications professional to join the Network Engineering Team of the Engineering, Manufacturing & Sciences (EM&S) 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.

Works under general supervision to complete technical objectives of assignment while supporting ad hoc teams in the development of designs and network planning as well as the implementation and validation of network communication systems. Maintains smooth operation of local area and tactical networks. 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.

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 a level 2 or a level 3.

  • BQs for a Network Communications 2 are Bachelors degree with 2 years of experience; 0 years with MS; or 4 years additional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • BQs for a Network Communications 3 are Bachelors degree with 5 years of experience; 3 years with MS; 0 years with PhD or 4 years additional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Network Design, Administration and Installation experience required
  • Hands-on experience with TCP/IP networks, fiber and RF communications
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Experience writing test plans, test procedures, test reports, and trade studies
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely and accurately in active voice
  • Ability and willingness to travel in support of test events (25% required)
  • Candidate must be willing to work extended hours occasionally to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project and Outlook.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active CCNA or equivalent certification
  • Familiarity with OSPF and L2TP protocols
  • Familiarity with DOD network STIGs related to switches and routers
  • Familiarity with DOD communications platforms
  • Thorough understanding of all phases of the Systems Engineering life cycle
  • Experience testing and integrating in a System of System (SoS) environment to meet evolving requirements
  • Hands-on experience with video encoding (MJPEG, MPEG4, etc)
  • Experience with Army tactical C2 systems

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.

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