Principal Cyber Systems Engineer-19017950

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

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies  If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you.  As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide.  We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be.  As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.


Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Principal Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified diverse individuals at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The selected applicant will become part of a Northrop Grumman team of professionals who are actively supporting computer operations for an avionics test and development laboratory.


The Cyber Systems Engineer works in classified operations, in a team environment, supporting a large variety of computing systems, requiring a wide range of solutions to solve technical problems in support of Department of Defense programs. The selected candidate will ensure optimal operation of systems, ensure updates are applied in a timely manner, and work with other computer engineering and software development teams to resolve technical issues.




  • General networking support to include installation, configuration and maintenance of switches
  • USAF Avionics lab support to include network performance tuning, packet and protocol analysis, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Implements and integrates avionics equipment into existing and/or new network infrastructure
  • Provides specifications and detailed drawings for network and lab architecture
  • Participates in customer planning sessions and project implementations
  • Recommends appropriate actions to improve performance, monitoring and tuning systems to achieve optimum user performance and load balancing
  • Systems administration of multiple operating systems to include Windows Operating Systems, Unix, Linux and Hyper-V; to include troubleshooting, configuration, and integration
  • Utilizes systems analysis techniques to determine root cause analysis of systems failures or to correct deficiencies in operations


Basic Qualifications:


  • Must have one of the following:

    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science (CS), Management of Information Systems (MIS), or related field with a minimum of 5 years of network and computer support experience in an enterprise environment

    • Masters degree in CS, MIS, or related field with a minimum of 3 years of network and computer support experience in an enterprise environment

  • Valid CompTIA Security+ CE or CISSP certification to meet DoD 8570 requirements

  • Must have active U.S. Department of Defense (Dod) Secret security clearance, or an inactive security clearance (last active within the past 2 years)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain additional program clearances.

  • Must be able to work on-site at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Preferred Qualifications:


  • CCNA or similar certification

  • Expertise with networking concepts and experience with setting up and troubleshooting Extreme and/or Cisco networking equipment

  • At least 1 year of experience with Linux system and server administration

  • Windows and Red Hat Linux certifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with RMF/JSIG and DoD STIGs

  • At least 3 years of experience managing network switches and gear


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: 19017950

  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.
Secret Required