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Manager, Cyber Information Systems Security 2

Requisition ID: R10066700

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Icon Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA   |  El Segundo, CA, USA +1 more
  • 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: 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.

Information Systems Security Leaders, We Want You!

Cyber assets everywhere are under siege from a wide spectrum of threats. Almost daily, these threats grow in sophistication, breadth and speed.

At Northrop Grumman, we take a holistic approach to cybersecurity, looking at the whole cyber landscape of people, processes and technology and the whole security realm of offense, defense, and exploitation. Thought leadership demands nothing less.

The Cyber Information Systems Security team is seeking a second level (Level 2) Cyber Information Systems Security Manager to lead a team of Information Systems Security Professionals (ISSOs/ISSMs) in either El Segundo or Redondo Beach, CA.  

The Manager of Information Systems Security will supervise a team o professionals. The team performs assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment, or enclave, and will identify where those systems and/or networks deviate from the acceptable configuration, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations, such as compliance audits, as well as active evaluations like vulnerability assessments. This position will help the employees establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Including:

  • Support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., DAAPM, JSIG, ICDs), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.
  • Document the results of Assessments and Accreditation activities, technical or coordination activity and prepare the Body of Evidence (BoE) and including updating the Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) as required.
  • Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  • Ensure the management/coordination with classified programs on the design, testing, and implementing of state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, database products, firewalls, and network architectures to meet government classified Cyber Information Assurance compliance requirements.
  • Ensure environments remain compliant and all associated systems/networks achieve and maintain formal accreditation authorizations from government agencies.

Establish an inclusive culture within a diverse environment, and will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform as the Manager and supervise a team of Cyber Information Systems Security (CISS) Information System Security Officers (ISSO)
  • Foster an environment for individual development, teamwork, effective performance management, open communication, financial management, and utilization
  • Establishment of a strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining formal Assessment & Authorization of systems
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e. DAAPM, JSIG, ICD-503). This may include project management.
  • Ensure the team follows Northrop Grumman and the Cyber ISS organizations policies and procedures, making sure that all information is accurate and complete in support of those policies and procedures
  • Support the formal Security Assessment process required by the company or government customer
  • Effectively communicate with program management teams, the Enterprise Services Program Management Office Team, the Information Technology Organization, and Industrial Security
  • Assist in the interview and selection process of new employees

If you are ready to solve complex problems in a dynamic environment, apply today!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 7 years of Information Systems Security experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 9 years Information Systems Security experience is required
  • Must have work experience in the one (or more) of the following areas: Department of Defense Special Access Programs (DoD SAP), and / or Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) programs
  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAM Level III security certification (examples: CISM, GSLC, CCISO, CISSP) in order to be considered
  • Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret level security clearance, to include a closed investigation date that was completed within the last 6 years, in order to be considered
  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as a condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Cyber Security, Information Security, or similar STEM related discipline, to include 8 years of ISSO/ISSM experience with RMF
  • Prior leadership, or management, experience is highly desirable
  • Diverse classified information systems security / information assurance background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience communicating with customer and program leadership
  • Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance, with prior SAP/SAR access, is highly desirable

This position reports to Redondo Beach, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from El Segundo, CA, CA, USA.


Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.