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Sr. Staff Cyber Architect

Requisition ID: R10077056

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Sr. Staff Cyber Architect

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a talented Sr. Staff Cyber Architect to join our growing team! This position is in support of Northrop Grumman’s Sensing & Secured Solutions Operating Unit that is based out of Annapolis Junction Maryland. This position requires a TS/SCI clearance to begin working however the successful candidate should be able to obtain and maintain a polygraph.

Work Description:

The Sr. Staff Cyber Architect will provide subject matter expertise in Type 1 or National Security System cryptographic solution modernization, End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) product development, ECU product management, and ECU product marketing.

Our modernized cryptographic products will be marketed and sold to acquiring US Federal government customers and internal NGC programs who need next-generation solutions that are quantum-resistant and provide an advantage by leveraging digital engineering and modular solutions. These solutions will decrease accreditation timelines and deliver Crypto as IT (continuous monitoring, faster updates for software & hardware, managed/updated/refreshed similarly to commodity IT assets).

Sr. Staff Cyber Architect Responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.
  • Ensures system security needs are established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recover, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis.
  • Integrates new architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integrations and testing issues.
  • May interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence and other government organizations and agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An active TS/SCI with ability to obtain and maintain a polygraph
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Systems Engineering, Business or related discipline with 20 years of end encryption units and cryptology OR Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Systems Engineering, Business or related discipline with 18 years of work experience with end encryption units and cryptology
  • Knowledge in key management and post-quantum algorithms
  • Experience with high assurance devices


Salary Range: $190,600 USD - $286,000 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.