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Senior Principal Systems Security Engineer

Requisition ID: R10082059

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

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, but they’re also making history.

As an integral part of our multi-discipline engineering team in Mission Systems that encompasses Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity and Anti-Tamper Engineering.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Performing key systems engineering elements to meet a given program’s requirements

  • Assist with the design and develop system security architectures

  • Assist with the definition of key capabilities and performance requirements

  • Perform detail trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to assist with the translation of customer requirements into hardware and software specifications as they pertain to system security

  • Develop an understanding of system interfaces and how to protect them

  • Assist with ensuring the product requirements integrate into the total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Develops modifications to existing products to meet unique customer needs, and supports/leads the development of system security functions  

  • Support technical work products developed by the larger engineering team, supporting design reviews and integration and test activities as needed.  

  • Present solutions to customers and senior management using tailored material based on the audience

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of experience, a Master’s degree with 7 years of experience or a PhD with 4 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical fields.

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain/maintain a DoD secret clearance with higher Special Access Program (SAP) Clearances

  • System Engineering knowledge of DoD based Platforms, Sensors and/or Sub-systems. Including but not limited to: EO/IR, Cryptography, Satellite, Architecture development, RF, Radar and Undersea Sensors, etc.

  • Experience with requirements development, derivation, system integration & test and validation and verification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in a STEM discipline (Engineering, Software, or Science)

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with periodic reinvestigation within the last five (5) years

  • Experience in technical leadership role

  • Experience with hardware design testing and/or software development

  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience working with Government agencies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience contributing to and/or making technical presentations to internal and external customers

  • Ability to travel occasionally CONUS (at least 10%)

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts 

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/  

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. 

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Salary Range: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.