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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. Principal Communications Professional to join our team in defining the future. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services support team supporting operations at our Roy, UT campus. This position will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Maintains smooth operation of local area, worldwide and virtual private networks (VPN).
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.
Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field.
General knowledge of other related disciplines.
Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.
The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment with engineering users, other network administrators, system administrators and computer/facility organizations. Multi-tasking with good communication skills; both verbal and written are a must.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 9 Years of related experience; Master Degree and 7 years; or Ph.D. and 4 years. Four years of additional related experience may be substituted in lieu of a completed degree
Active DoD Top Secret clearance and ability to maintain the clearance
Ability to be cleared to special access programs
DoD 8570 training and certifications (Cisco and Security certification) or ability to obtain certifications within 6-months
Knowledge and experience with TCP/IP
Knowledge and experience with LAN concepts such as VLANs, trunking, and spanning-tree
IP addressing design and subnets
Knowledge and experience with Cisco hardware.
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience using test equipment such as protocol analyzers and cable test sets.
Knowledge of government grade encryption gear such as (TACLANES).
Knowledge of classified network design is a plus.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Good project management skills.
Ability to work in fast paced environment.
Willingness to work after hours and weekends as required
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