Sr. Staff Cyber Architect

Requisition ID: 21009472

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Senior Staff Cyber Architect who is looking to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment, supporting multiple programs of different sizes and complexities.  This candidate would be a highly motivated individual able to work between those designing and implementing Cyber security controls on RMF authorized systems.  In this position you will:
  • Design and develop new systems, applications, and technical solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks
  • Provides training and mentorship of designed technical solutions to team members
  • Ensure 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 assist in the implementation of the required government policy, 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.
  • Analyze needs and requirements of existing and proposed systems.
  • Develop technical, structural, and organizational specifications.
  • Create standards and/or do modeling to monitor and enhance capacity and performance
  • Perform analysis on existing system architecture security controls and recommend changes for better security practices, based on enterprise standard processes.
  • Collaborate with program and company engineering to guide the design of classified information systems and reduce waste associated with deploying systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to formally present technical solutions to senior leadership.
  • Maintains critical external customer contact to understand their technical needs.
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Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have an active Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • Must have a DoD 8570 IAM Level III Certification (Examples:  CISSP, CISM, or GSLC)
  • Must have 13 years of relevant experience with a Masters Degree (STEM degree preferred) OR 15 Years of relevant experience with Bachelors Degree (STEM degree preferred); OR 10 Years of relevant experience with a PhD.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • DoD 8570 Certification for IASAE Level III (CISSP-ISSAP)
  • Cloud certification (AWS/Azure)
  • Experience with deploying governance constrained systems in a cloud environment (C2S, Fences, etc.)
  • Experience with object level data tagging on a multi-level security system (Sentris)
  • 15+ Years with Bachelors in Science; 14+ Years with Masters; 12+ Years with PhD.


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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.