Principal Cyber Systems Engineer-19018047

Location: Huntsville
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

How do cyber terrorists get past the industries best They dont. There are too many cyber professionals fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening in the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) program is the place for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grummans IBCS Cybersecurity team. The team ensures compliance with DoD directives such as 8510.01 and NIST 800-53 (RMF) for the IBCS development program to include the tactical system and development environment.

The Principal Cyber Systems Engineer will provide support for the Cybersecurity team in implementation and maintenance for RMF compliance, and in the development and interpretation of cybersecurity requirements as part of the Information Technology (IT) acquisition development process and assisting with the formulation of cybersecurity/IT budgets. This position is not limited to, but intended to focus in the area of Tactical / Enterprise hardening of systems

Cyber process / policy documentation will be generated and / or modified in this position. Customer interaction and/or presentation may also be required. Therefore good written and/or verbal communication skills are very important for this team.

The primary role of this position includes working as part of a team to: Analyze, estimate, validate and report to all levels from peers to senior decision makers on the Cyber Risk level of the program. This position will perform and/or evaluating vulnerability assessments on Windows and RedHat operating systems utilizing approved government provided Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). The candidate must interface with: system architecture design teams to provide feedback on cyber requirements; operations and support organizations to coordinate and perform regular cyber assessments. The performance of these tasks will identify deficiencies as well as potential improvements to the existing IBCS systems cyber posture and its ability to obtain/maintain an Authority to Operate (ATO). This position has the potential for opportunities to participate in projects concerning one or more of the following areas: Software Assurance, Site Assessments, Program Protection Planning (PPP), and/or RMF cyber system trade studies for various system architectures

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 years of IT experience experience; or a Master's and 3 years; 4 additional years of IT experience in lieu of a degree
  • Active Secret clearance
  • This task requires advanced technical knowledge/experience of one or more of the following technical areas:
    • Windows Active directory administration
    • Red Hat Linux Administration
    • Tenable Security Center (Nessus &/or ACAS)
    • STIG/SCC tool experience
    • McAfee Application / Change control experience
    • Splunk (or similar log analytic tool) administrator experience.
  • Candidate must be willing to, and be capable of performing and/or evaluating vulnerability scans on systems utilizing approved system assessment tools and appropriate Government provided software / scanning tools
  • Ability to obtain DoD 8140/8570r2 baseline certification for an IAT Level II (minimum) within six (6) months of hire
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Missile Defense experience
  • DoD 8140/8570r2 baseline certification for an IAT Level III
  • System Hardening and Vulnerability Management experience
  • Experience performing security audits (reviewing security log files / configuration files for anomalies)
  • Knowledge of the Systems Engineering Life Cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and in writing) with team members, managers, and customers on complex and difficult engineering/software issues pertaining to assigned tasks
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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 19018047

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position