Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer-Networking SME

Northrop Grumman - Orlando, FL4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Working in Northrop Grumman Mission Systems means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in. If you're looking for challenging work experiences with a bigger purpose and desire to learn in a collaborative environment, we invite you to look for the next step in your career at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a qualified Cyber Systems Engineer-Network SME for an established Situational Awareness and Mission Readiness (SAMR) program that provides secure DoD communications around the world. The position may require travel to Mobility Air Force (MAF) sites both CONUS and OCONUS. The position is located in Orlando, FL.

You will be involved in planning, designing, installing, maintaining, securing, monitoring local area networks (LANs)/wide area networks (WAN), and network security (STIGs, Audits, Reports). Specifications and detailed hardware and software schematics, implementation plans, and tools required to efficiently meet current and future business needs will be documented using MS Office tools including Visio.

Day to day operations will require you to monitor, analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion.

Typical Responsibilities:
Knowledge of network architecture design
Creating or assisting with system administration and design (e.g. integrating virtual servers and active directory)
Troubleshooting malfunctions, diagnosing failures, determining root cause, developing fix actions, and executing defense-in-depth methodologies
Ensuring system security requirements are established and maintained from test and evaluation through operations
Recommending courses of action during risk assessment, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning
Maintaining and working with other teams to maintain/upgrade labs and various other MAF networks

The ideal candidate should be comfortable interacting with other cyber functional areas, internal company management and executives. They should also have a broad knowledge of IT systems, the impacts of system hardening on those systems, and experience diagnosing and resolving issues caused by system hardening.


Basic Qualifications:
Education/Experience: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD / 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement
US Citizenship is required and must have current DoD Secret security clearance
Meet DoD 8570 IAT-II certification requirements (e.g. CCNA Security, or more advanced certifications) OR ability to obtain one within 6 months
Demonstrated experience with CDS, BGP, IGMP, PIM, DVMRP, Cisco ASA, ISE, CPI, and Firepower
Strong troubleshooting skills involving diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems while maximizing performance.
Develop and update internal documentation for projects and network engineering functions.
Demonstrated knowledge of LAN/WAN configuration and security strategies.
Designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks.
Configuring, installing, and supporting network equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls, maximizing network efficiency and security.
Coordinating and planning circuit activation and site connectivity.
Arranging scheduled upgrades and updating network equipment to the latest approved firmware/software releases.
Knowledge of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and applying Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to network equipment
The ability to work individually or as part of a team, requiring little supervision, in a fast-paced environment
25% of Travel

Preferred Qualifications:
Advance knowledge engineering networking solutions including Cisco and Juniper
Demonstrated knowledge of installing/configuring Windows and Linux operating systems
Demonstrated knowledge of virtualization at network and server level (e.g. Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi/VSphere)

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.