Cyber / Principal Cyber Systems Engineer – Cloud Platform & Ops (TS/SCI w/Poly)

Requisition ID: 21003178

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Are you passionate about making technical breakthroughs and solving complex problems? If so, this may be the role for you! We have an immediate need for an experienced Systems Engineer to serve as a cloud platforms and operations analyst for the organization. In this role, the Systems Engineer is responsible for the development and delivery of cloud platform and infrastructure migration solutions to support the organization. This position will be based in Dulles, VA. Key Responsibilities:
  • Play a critical role in the development and delivery of cloud migration efforts.
  • Provide Systems Engineering expertise as a cloud platforms engineer, to build, configure, and maintain infrastructure hosting in the cloud. This position is required to support both physical infrastructure hosting workloads and in the cloud.
  This position can be filled at a level 2 or level 3.

Basic Qualifications level 2:
  • Active Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance
  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline and 2+ years of relevant experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Prior experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS), implementing services such as: AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), or CloudWatch.
  • Direct on-the-job experience with or excellent understanding of Engineering solutions in Linux operating systems (Red Hat, CentOS), Software development programming languages (e.g Python, Java), Automated provisioning technologies or methods such as AWS CloudFormation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Migration of Physical Infrastructure to cloud 
  Basic Qualifications level 3:
  • Active Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance
  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline and 5+ years of relevant experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Prior experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS), implementing services such as: AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), or CloudWatch.
  • Direct on-the-job experience with or excellent understanding of Engineering solutions in Linux operating systems (Red Hat, CentOS), Software development programming languages (e.g Python, Java), Automated provisioning technologies or methods such as AWS CloudFormation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Migration of Physical Infrastructure to cloud
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • A diverse IT background, and strong hands-on technical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux platforms, infrastructure –as-code, cloud, and hypervisors.
  • Expected to quickly self-learn new technologies, work in a team environment, and provide tier 3 support.
  • The selected individual will be expected to have a thorough understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle, and software development.
  • Hands-on technical experience
  • Solid understanding and experience with Linux platforms
  • Experience with DevOps concepts, cloud technologies, business applications, modern hypervisors
  • Experience working with and integrating open source frameworks and products
  • Deploying various open source packages and/or application stacks into the business’ production landscape, multi-core, multi-threaded, and distributed systems
  • Quickly self-learn new technologies and tools
  • Committed to seeking technical breakthroughs and solving complex problems
  • Work autonomously or as part of an Agile Scrum team

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.