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Cyber/ Software Security Assurance Engineer (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10078564

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

This is an early career position for an experienced Cybersecurity DevSecOps engineer in a 100% Agile development environment focused on ground segment and mission application software development.  Cyber Systems Engineers are focused on software security assurance activities, such as Static and Dynamic security scanning of application software; advocating for Secure Coding best practices; application layer hardening; and environment & infrastructure hardening per CM Standards (e.g., DISA STIGs); infrastructure as code (Ansible scripting, deployment/re-configuration automation). 

The Cyber/Software Systems Security Assurance Engineer works as part of a team contributing to the mission by following instructions from leads/mentors, and identifying opportunities to develop technical leadership skills. 

Additional Software Security Assurance Responsibilities include:

  • Working in an Agile engineering environment, where the Cyber Systems Engineer may assist identifying and prioritizing security requirements; triage of Static Code Analysis (SCA) tool findings (e.g. Fortify) and assist in prioritizing the findings as technical debt in the Software Development LifeCycle (SwDLC) backlog.
  • Advising software development scrum teams on secure coding practices, security-focused engineering trade studies, and other security best practices.
  • Conducting system vulnerability scanning, remediation and patch management activities on Windows and Red Hat operating systems and various COTS/GOTS applications, including those within virtualized and/or cloud environments. 
  • Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, performing software patch installation, other flaw remediation, antivirus updates, and continuous monitoring (ConMon) activities.
  • Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the system security authorization package. 
  • Developing standard Risk Management Framework (RMF) artifacts, such as System Security Plan (SSP), Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), and Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms), Contingency Plans, Incident Response Plans, and more.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in STEM field
  • 2 years IT security experience in any industry
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship and suitability for submission for TS clearance
  • Any DoD 8570 IT Security certification, such as Security+
  • Exposure to NIST 800-37 security controls and the Systems Engineering requirements analysis, decomposition, and analysis process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical, Computer, or Aerospace Engineering
  • 2+ years experience in the Defense Aerospace Industry
  • CISSP or CSSLP Certification (Associate version)
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Systems Engineering review processes, milestones and SDLC
  • Demonstrated interest in the securing of complex, embedded systems

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Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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.