Network Engineer 1

Are you a motivated self-starter who is interested in strong growth potential in a technically challenging environment?

Our expertise is in delivering complex equipment to enable modern battlefields and support aviation missions. Our focus is on the world of avionics, radio and electronic warfare product applications to enable networked communications. As art of the corporation's business focus area on Communications, we are the equipment providers. Our expertise extends from designing and developing Software defined Radios, to integrating COTS equipment to achieve the optimal
solution for our customers.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Resilient Network Solutions (RNS) team is searching for a Network Engineer level 1 to join our qualified, diverse Engineering Team in San Diego, CA.

Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge in a dynamic and highly-technical working environment. At Northrop Grumman's RNS Operating Unit, our team of communication systems experts is developing next-generation
communication systems for our armed forces. RNS is seeking a highly-motivated Network Communications Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

The selected candidate will join a team responsible for providing communications functions on multiple, simultaneous RF channels to the world's most sophisticated platforms. Network engineers perform end-to-end networking system integration, and operations, in wide-area heterogeneous networks that include multiple levels of classification. Understanding of TCP/IP, IP sub-netting, ACLs, advanced routing protocols to include EIGRP and BGP, GRE tunnels, VLANs, trunking, QoS, DHCP, DNS, and VPNs are required.
Experience with Cisco Unified Communications Manager and implementation of DoD Cybersecurity requirements are desirable.

The Networking Group within RNS is an Integrated Product Team, so familiarity and experience with Linux, VMware ESXi, and Windows operating systems are a plus. Cisco certification is a plus. Experience with military COMSEC such as High Assurance IP Encryptors (HAIPEs) is also a plus.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Develop network documentation, specifications, and schematics for terrestrial and wireless tactical network architectures
Perform analysis of hardware and software solutions including tools and techniques to meet specification and design
Assemble, integrate and configure network equipment
Conduct testing of network design
Manage and maintain a smooth operation of network environments while working with an interdisciplinary team of
systems, network, software, and hardware engineers
Work under the direction of senior network communications engineers

The selected applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Engineering organization, in matrix with the Communications Business Unit, where our team of communications systems experts is developing next generation radios and networks for our armed forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) countermeasures to keep our soldiers safe when in harm's way.
The Communications business unit of the Airborne C4ISR Systems division of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems
Sector is located on multiple campuses in San Diego, California.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 0 years of experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience with IT Infrastructure Management/Monitoring Tools (e.g.,WhatsUpGold, Splunk, SolarWinds, Cisco Secure
Servers - ISE) and Techniques.
Experience with network configuration and troubleshooting, to include routing, switching, access lists, and firewalls.
Experience with terrestrial network architectures, designs and implementations as well as network security architectures
Proficiency in MS Office including PowerPoint and Visio
Ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with NISPOM (Chapter 8) and/or DCID 6/ICD 503 requirements and classified processing environments and
Experience with 8510.01 Risk Management Framework (RMF)
Experience configuring and maintaining Cisco routers, managed switches, and firewalls.
Experience configuring and maintaining Tactical Radio networks including ANW2, SRW, TTNT, MUOS, and WNW.
Experience with multiple networking protocols across client-server platforms as well as an understanding of large-scale
processor applications (Ethernet, HDLC, TCP/IP, VRF, OSPF, UDP, DHCP, SMTP, and FTP).
Experience with network subnetting and CIDR.
Experience administering Linux and Windows.
VMWare or other virtualization experience.
Experience working with suppliers
Experience with aerospace development, production and fielding
Possess one or more of the following certifications: Security+, CCNA, CCNP, CASP or CISSP
Active DoD Secret Clearance

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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