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Staff Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10079365

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Icon Location: Panama City, FL, USA   |  Ocean Springs, MS, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Staff Cyber System Engineer to fill a role in Panama City, FL that requires a broad array of knowledge and skills to be applied across shipboard networks. Typical responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Assess and Implement Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Security Requirements Guides (SRG). Update as necessary when revisions are published.
  • Perform hands-on cybersecurity implementation, oversight, and support to a team of integration, network, cyber, and test engineers.
  • Weekly participation in 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.

Preferred skillsets include:

  • 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.

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related discipline with 14 years of experience/ 12 with Masters / 9 Years with PhD.
  • US Citizenship and an active Secret clearance is required
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53).
  • Current DoD 8570 Certification IAT Level II or higher (Security+, CISSP, etc.) or ability to obtain one within 6 months.

Preferred qualifications:

  • VMware ESXi/VCenter integration and management experience.
  • Experience installing and configuring Linux, Unix or Windows operating systems and applications.
  • Network design experience with a focus on cybersecurity.
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) experience.
  • Windows server / workstation administration experience.
  • Domain Controller experience (Active Directory Domain Services, Active Directory Certificate Services, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy Objects).
  • Experience with automation design and development using tools such as Ansible, PowerShell, and scripting tools.
  • Experience in large-scale integration with a cybersecurity focus.
  • Strong IT/IS troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

This position reports to Panama City, FL, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Ocean Springs, MS, MS, USA.

Salary Range: $153,000 USD - $229,400 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

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 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.