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Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10074735

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This role is located in Melbourne, FL.

In this role, you will perform 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. You will ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. In addition, you will perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure system security needs are established and maintained under the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process for operations development, security controls definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security assessments, systems security hardening, vulnerability testing, security compliance scanning, and provide analytical support for security policy development and analysis
  • Document/support Assessment & Authorization activities necessary for Authorization to Operate (ATO) approvals
  • Develop cybersecurity inputs to program documentation, security authorization packages, and research & development reports
  • Perform hands-on cybersecurity implementation, oversight, and support to a team of integration, network, cyber, and test engineers
  • Provide weekly inputs to customer facing Technical Interchange Meetings and other technical meetings

The preferred candidate will have direct work experience in the task items listed above. They must have a broad knowledge of IT systems, the impacts of system hardening on those systems, and experience diagnosing and resolving issues caused by system hardening.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree AND 5 years of relevant experience OR Master's of Science Degree AND 3 years of related experience OR PhD AND 0 years of related experience OR 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance prior to the commencement of employment
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Company
  • Must have experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53)
  • Must have working knowledge of Linux, Windows, network security, web security, application
  • Must have current DoD 8570 Certification IAT Level II or higher (Security+, CISSP, etc.) or ability to obtain one within 6 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or other related discipline
  • Active, in-scope (6 years) DoD Secret or higher clearance
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53).
  • Vulnerability assessment experience
  • Experience providing input to proposals
  • security, security assessments/testing, industry and DoD security best practices
  • Strong IT/IS troubleshooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of Basic Ansible principles and structure
  • Strong IT/IS troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality artifacts on time
  • Effective research skills to find solutions to technical and security challenges
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Strong writing skills for preparing technical documentation
  • Soft-skills for communicating and relaying information to Government customer in a professional manner
  • Proficiency with Group Policy Management in Windows
  • Proficiency with Windows Active Directory
  • Proficiency with Windows Registry
  • Proficiency with Cisco and other network equipment
  • Proficiency with VMware
  • Proficiency with RedHat Linux OS
  • Proficiency with Windows OS
  • Proficiency with Windows Server OS

Salary Range: $96,400 USD - $144,600 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.