Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Principal Network Administrator
at Northrop Grumman Corporation
Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... Northrop Grumman ES&CSO is seeking an experienced Network Administrator/Analyst to join our Redondo Beach team in defining the future. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology support team.
The Network Administrator maintains smooth operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs. Plans, designs, configures, and installs network hardware in support of customer requirements. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware / software interconnection, as well a interfacing, including routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc. Proposes solutions to management. Ensures all communication requirements (based on future needs and current usage) are configured to optimize cost savings. Creates and 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. Designs networks, or portions of networks, including the selection of hardware and software packages.
- Plan, manage and implement complex network designs in support of customer requirements.
- Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
- Support network teams in project designs to clarify project requirements, provide design solutions, in accordance with standards.
- Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.
- Document network hardware and software technology components.
- Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.
- Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, trunking (port tagging), spanning-tree and protocols.
- Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
- Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.
- Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)
- Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments.
- Manage timely resolution of all critical and/or complex problems meeting SLA requirements
- Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel
- PhD with 0 years of IT experience; OR a Master's degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of IT experience is required
- Must have at least 2 years of work experience with routers, switches, hubs, or other related networking equipment
- Must have a DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification (example: Security CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
- Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
- Ability to work after hours, and weekends, as needed
- Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret level security clearance with an original investigation, or a periodic reinvestigation date, completed within the last 6 years in order to be considered
- Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment
- The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree Network Engineering, a Cisco CCNA-security (or a CCNP), and 7 years of Network design, analysis, and administration of routers, switches, hubs, and firewalls
- Experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, SolarWinds, Opnet, etc.) would be nice to have
- Experience with creating TACLANES would be ideal
- Previous experience troubleshooting network procedures and best practices; experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis and system architecture design
- Demonstrated leadership skills, or previous management of small teams, would be helpful
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.