SWDC Sr Principal Cyber Sys Engr-19020046

Location: Schriever AFB
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon.


We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history. No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, its about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people - who make everything we do possible.


The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative/ technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!


Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer to serve as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC). This position implements the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) process in all its phases and manages computer network defense (CND) in accordance with DoD regulations.


The position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO, at Schriever Air Force Base.


Responsibilities include: obtaining and maintaining system Authority to Operate (ATO) and Authority to Connect (ATC) packages; developing and maintaining CND policies and procedures; identifying, documenting, reporting and correcting system vulnerabilities; and managing cyber incident response.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of IT networks and systems and the cyber controls necessary to secure them.

  • Ability to evaluate system and network configurations for compliance with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

  • Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), NIST 800-53 Security Controls and ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria to formulate and implement effective high quality RMF accreditation packages.

  • Experience managing CND operations in a DoD environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong writing skills to produce the coherent and concise documentation required for certification evaluation

  • Ability to create and work within schedules and timelines.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.


Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least 9 Years of cyber security applicable experience with a Bachelors degree in Cyber Security, Engineering or related discipline; 7 Years with a Masters degree with at least one of the degrees in the same discipline, or 13 years in lieu of a degree

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAM Level II Approved Baseline Certification or equivalent

  • Must possess current certifications that fall into one or more category: CAP, GSLC, CISM, CASP CE, Associate CISSP, and CISSP

  • Working knowledge of NIST/DoD RMF processes.

  • Understanding of boundary protection devices, including Firewalls and IPS devices and their relationship to network topologies.

  • In-depth experience in O&M sustainment activities

  • Experience working with vendors to expedite installations and repairs to ensure maximum uptime.

  • Active DoD Final Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active DoD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program CNDSP Approved Baseline Certification.

  • Current certifications that fall into one or more category: GCIA, CEH, GCIH, SCYBER, SSCP, CSIH, GCFA,

  • Experience in the configuration and/or operation of ACAS or HBSS

  • Familiarity with enclaves on the SWDC contract

  • Prior experience in supporting a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Controls Verification Test (CVT)

  • Active Final Top Secret Clearance

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: 19020046

  Reasons to apply:

  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.
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