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Network Engineer - Space/Satellite Systems

Dulles, VA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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This position may be performed in any of the following locations; Dulles, VA; Chandler, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Colorado Springs, CO, Houston, TX

Responsibilities may include the following:

• Design and plans network communications systems.

• Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.

• Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.

• Conduct testing of network design.

• Maintain System configuration control over SW/HW.

• Version/configurations (network/computing/applications, automated environment creation.

• Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

• Evaluate and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

• Writing program specific ground ICDs per program.

• System monitoring configuration/sustainment (Nagios).

• Utilize sound engineering practices to develop, implement, and maintain end-to-end ground systems.

• Manage the requirements, design, and implementation for networks and End-to-End systems to Support Mission Operations, existing ground systems and upgrades - technology refresh, and reliability / maintainability.

• Contribute to system PDR/CDR/FAT/SAT activities.

• Product Deliveries include: ICDs, Emulator/Simulator baseline control, test plans, network diagrams, integration/deployment work instructions, production and test system hardware (e.g. networks).

• Must work collaboratively in a team environment across engineering disciplines to accomplish mission goals.

• Coordinating end-to-end system testing during the I&T phase

• Segment end-to-end architecture design, requirements, management and development.

• Must excel in a fast-paced mission focused environment. 


Basic Qualifications: 

Network Engineer- Bachelor’s Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 3-14+ years of experience, 4 years of additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

• Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance (an active or current Top Secret/SSBI is highly preferred). 

• Must have experience designing, developing, building, testing and maintaining network and computing infrastructure.

• Must have experience identifying systems anomalies and troubleshooting (network/custom applications/COTS software/server infrastructure).

• Must have knowledge of virtualization sustainment/maintenance.

• Must have hands-on experience with Networks to include technology such as: switches/routers/firewalls; RF appliances: modems, spectrum analyzers; computing infrastructure: Servers / workstations, Linux, MS.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience supporting ground based systems and/or space/satellite systems

• Certifications: CompTIA Security + or equivalent

• Linux experience (user level)

• Networking (Cisco)

• Virtualization (vSphere ESXi)

• DoD Satcom Security Experience:

 o Cybersecurity and IA/IS OpSec – 5205.02

 o Risk Management Framework – 8510.01 

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