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Principal Network Administrator

Northrop Grumman

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted October 14, 2020.

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking an experienced and senior level Network Administrator to work at our Redondo Beach, CA facility. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology support team- a team of highly skilled and diverse individuals responsible for the build out and maintenance of a collateral secret Enterprise Infrastructure that supports multiple programs across every Northrop Grumman sector. 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. Additional duties: 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 Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associate’s degree 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of IT experience is required Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks, managing routing protocols on large LAN environments, and experience with Cisco hardware (routers, switches, and firewalls) is required 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 Secret level security clearance (at a minimum) in order to be considered Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree Network Engineering, a Cisco CCNA-security, and 8 years of Network design, analysis, and administration of Cisco routers, switches, hubs, and Palo Alto firewalls Cisco CCNP, or CCIE, would be ideal Experience in the use of network analysis tools (i.e. WireShark, SolarWinds, Opnet, etc.) would be nice to have Experience with configuring TACLANES would be ideal Experience designing and maintaining LAN & WAN based networks Experience with managing routing protocols on large LAN environments 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 Top Secret clearance helpful