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Systems Security Engineer/Principal Systems Security Engineer

Requisition ID: R10064613

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Systems Security Engineer/Principal Systems security Engineer based out of Rolling Meadows, IL. As a Systems Security Engineer/Principal Systems Security Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation.

What You’ll get to Do:

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software.  In this role, the Cybersecurity Systems Engineer (SE) assesses and tests system cybersecurity requirements, system security architecture, and system security layout. Additionally, a Cyber SE performs cyber-attack path analysis of system architectures and is responsible for the security governance, risk management, and compliance of a system while it is being engineered for the customer.

Basic Qualifications for Systems Security Engineer:

  • BS with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) degree with 2+ years of related experience or MS STEM degree with 0 years of experience
  • Ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a SAP (Special Access Program) clearance
  • DoD 8570 Level 2 Certification, such as Security+ CE
  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset
  • Advanced troubleshooting of hardware, software and networking issues
  • Must be able to obtain Interim Secret Clearance prior to start. Once started, must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Security Engineer:

  • BS with STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) with 5+ years of related experience or MS STEM degree with 3+ years related experience
  • Ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a SAP (Special Access Program) clearance
  • DoD 8570 Level 2 Certification, such as Security+ CE
  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset
  • Advanced troubleshooting of hardware, software and networking issues
  • Must be able to obtain Interim Secret Clearance prior to start. Once started, must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS with STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) with 5+ years of related experience or MS STEM degree with 3+ years related experience
  • DoD 8570 Level 2 Certification, such as Security+ CE
  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset
  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
  • Ability and willingness to work independently with little oversight or direction
  • Advanced troubleshooting of hardware, software and networking issues
  • Must be able to obtain Interim Secret Clearance prior to start. Once started, must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $81,000 USD - $121,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $99,800 USD - $149,800 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.



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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.