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Principal Cyber Sys Engr

Requisition ID: R10043619

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • 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: 2

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 Defense Systems (NGDS) is the prime contractor for the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) program. The JTAGS-P3I team is developing and deploying mission ground processing systems worldwide. These systems receive process and disseminate Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) sensor data in support of the theater missile-warning mission.

NGDS has an opening for a Principal Cyber Systems Engineer to join our JTAGS-P3I team located in Colorado Springs, CO.  The current effort is to provide Contract Logistics Support (CLS) and Engineering Services (ES). 

We are looking for Cyber Professionals with experience in one or more of these areas to support the on-going CLS and ES activities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and support obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. This includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy to make recommendations on project tailoring, participate in and document project activities.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.
  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. You will periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don’t know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you!  Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation’s safety

Position is Mon - Fri: may require on-call, evening and weekend support during system anomalies and or mission requirements. Travel required approximately 10%.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 2: Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience OR Master's degree with 0 years of experience. We will accept 6 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level 3: Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience OR Master's degree with 3 years of experience. We will accept 9 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • DODI 8570 Certification as an IAT II
  • Combined 5 Years Cyber experience in both Support and Development Activities on DoD contracts
  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DODI 8570 IAT III with CISSP or Associate CISSP
  • Knowledge of HBSS Configuration Processes
  • Knowledge of SPLUNK Configuration Processes
  • Combined 10 Years Experience in both Support and Development Activities on DoD contracts
  • Knowledge of ACAS
  • Knowledge of STIG application and Xylock Tools
  • Knowledge of ACAS and SCAP
  • Experience with ATO certification processes for Army Programs
  • Windows SA experience


Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $105,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $105,000 USD - $140,000 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.