Field Engineer/Principal Field Engineer, Colorado Springs, Co

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Colorado Springs, CO

Requisition ID: R10085149
Category: Engineering
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for a Field Engineer at the 2 or 3 level to join the JTAGS-P3I team located in Colorado Springs, CO. The JTAGS Field Engineer role requires a broad array of knowledge and skills heavily focused on systems administration, HW/SW troubleshooting, customer interaction, as well as field service.  The candidate’s primary role will be working with the team to sustain the JTAGS program, however the candidate will also support development activities as necessary. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a collaborative fast-moving, dynamic team environment.

Our ideal candidate will possess prior DoD experience and have a general knowledge and understanding of implementing practical applications to problems and situations ordinarily encountered. The candidate will have the ability to work with little to no instruction on routine work, and with limited general instruction on any new work or special assignments. Typical duties and tasks for this role are varied and moderately complex. The candidate will provide comprehensive support to the fielded JTAGS sites, with the ability to address/resolve most customer questions/issues in real time.

Position Summary / Responsibilities: 

Installs, operates, maintains, repairs, and modifies COTS/GOTS/GFE equipment
Performs a variety of corrective/preventative maintenance actions to ensure the fielded JTAGS sites remain operational
Provides real-time technical support to the warfighter on all aspects of the JTAGS system (HW/SW) at customer and field locations
Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves system issues in a minimum amount of time
Installs, upgrades, and modifies the fielded systems to maintain HW/SW baseline across all sites
Maintains effective customer communications and relations
May provide onsite training of customer support personnel

The candidate must be able to work well in a team environment and be able to adapt quickly to change. The candidate must be a US citizen, hold an active DOD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAT Level II Technical Level Certification (Security + CE, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CND, SSCP) and hold an active DOD Secret security clearance.

This requisition is a dual level opportunity. We are open to hiring at the level 2 or 3.

Basic Qualifications:

Level 2: 2 years of experience with a bachelor’s in science; 0 Years with Masters OR 7 years of experience in lieu of degree.
Level 3: 5 years of experience with a bachelor’s in science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD OR 9 years of experience in lieu of degree.
Active DOD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAT Level II Technical Level Certification (Security + CE, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CND, SSC
Active DoD Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years.
Knowledge of server architecture and data processing hardware
Familiarity with Cyber information assurance guidelines and practices
Linux command line experience
Window OS

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior missile warning program experience (i.e. JTAGS, SBIRS, AMP, etc.)
Training or advanced knowledge specific to Cisco, NetApp, HP servers, and Dell servers
Mechanically inclined with working knowledge of standard mechanical tools
Experience with formatting hard drives, imaging hard drives, managing backups
Familiarity and understanding of networking protocols VLANs, routing, subnets, network switching, network attached storage, firewall appliances, intrusion detection devices
Familiarity with COMSEC principles and cryptographic equipment

Salary Range: $63,800 USD – $95,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $78,500 USD – $117,700 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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