1+ months

Network Communications Engineer w/ Active Clearance

Northrop Grumman
Northridge, CA 91325
**Northrop Grumman Defense Systems** is currently seeking a well-qualified **Network Communication engineer with an active Secret clearance** to join our dynamic team of technical professionals in **Northridge, CA** .

**Roles and responsibilities include:**
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 and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc.
Proposes solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions 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.
Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems.
Install and configure Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.
Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security.
Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
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.
Able to design and implement an enterprise network. Recommends data, voice or video network investment decisions to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future network performance, stability, and network management issues.
Experience with Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and Excel

**Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications:**
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience (an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement).
Current/Active Secret Clearance and ability to maintain clearance.
Must be able to successfully obtain a Security + CE certification within 6 months of hire.
Must be able to be cleared to special access programs.
Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
Experience with Cisco hardware and setting up switched networks.
Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks including Telco circuits.
Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments.
Experience managing networks for virtualized server networks.
Experience with Cisco hardware including routers, switches, and firewalls.

**Preferred Qualifications:**
Bachelors or Masters degree in IS related field.
Current/unexpired Sec+CE certification.
Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE.
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
Prior SIPRNet administration experience.
Knowledge of government grade encryption gear such as (TACLANES).
Demonstrated experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, Opnet, etc.).

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
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Posted: 2020-05-14 Expires: 2020-08-06

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