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Cyber Systems Engineer 6 month FTC

Requisition ID: R10047454

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Developed Vetting (DV)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • 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.

Cyber Systems Engineer

Application of system security engineering principles is required to provide realistic solutions designed to enhance the overall security posture of internal and customer systems, to include identifying threats, developing appropriate protection measures, reviewing security implications of system changes, recommending solutions and providing support for resolution of complex technical challenges.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineering teams and other information security professionals to ensure strong and effective controls are in place to detect and mitigate risks across on-prem and cloud environments to meet business needs and regulatory requirements
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, balancing  cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analysis across total systems
  • Work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects, ensuring project and BAU activities remain compliant with  ISO20000 & ISO27001
  • Perform system security analysis activities including requirements analysis, gap analysis, and analysis of alternatives
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of security requirements into systems solutions that best mitigate cyber risks within the acknowledged technical, schedule and cost constraints, including activities such as:
    • secure proxy engineering
    • firewall policy management
    • messaging security engineering
    • remote access engineering
    • intrusion prevention engineering
    • network access compliance engineering
    • public key technologies
    • Active Directory services
  • Analyse and provide recommendations for improvements to and enhancements of in-house and external platforms, systems and tools
  • Development of system design artefacts in accordance with established architecture frameworks
  • Support the global team in processing and mitigating cyber threat actor activity
  • Collaborate effectively with information security analysts to co-ordinate a multi-tiered approach to cyber threat mitigation to deny current and future adversary actions
  • Undertake analytical duties in a secondary role to include host- and network-based log analysis, correlation of network threat indicators and PCAP data, analytical triage, incident response and vulnerability scanning
  • Research and draft Cybersecurity white papers as required, presenting findings to both technical teams and management

Additional information:

  • Looking for flexibility? Northrop Grumman offer a hybrid working environment, speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.



Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


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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.