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Sr. Cyber Technologist

Requisition ID: R10046506

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Senior Cyber Technologist.  This position may be located in Falls Church, VA or virtual, and will report to the Director for Cyber Systems Engineering.  The selected candidate is a leader who will support the secure delivery of services for our clients, internal and external, for an enterprise level NG global ecosystem.  The candidate will empower our technologists to grow the impact and breadth of their support across their portfolios, and to collaborate on solution engineering and staffing with our teams. This individual will be a subject matter expert (SME) in cyber technologies with operating and managing systems within government security guidelines such as NIST 800-171. The ideal candidate will have the capability of building cyber maturity models to lead ES and its sector customers to realize their strategic roadmaps, security needs, and key objectives. They will take responsibility to drive the processes, onboarding, tools, and product capabilities necessary to identify, startup, develop, plan and execute.

Additionally, this self-starter, with strong executive presence, must be able to function in a fast pace agile environment and be able to adapt as innovations occurs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Bring deep domain expertise in technical strategy, cyber, digital platforms solutions, data management, and technical operation to actively participate in the definition and implementation of the long-term technology strategy aligned to technology and Corporate technology strategy
  • Closely partnering with Operation management to ensure the Operation’s technology strategy is aligned with the organization's strategic plan and is reflected in the business development plans
  • Consult with business leadership on potential solutions to problems
  • Provide cybersecurity thought leadership for creating strategies that drive enterprise transformation activities
  • Partner with vendors, academia, and research institutions to develop differentiated solutions
  • Maintain a holistic perspective of the organization’s strategy, processes, and information and technology assets.
  • Look years ahead to consider the long-term consequences for the enterprise when choosing a technical cybersecurity direction, proposing a technology investment, proposing harmonization of the environments, proposing simplification opportunities, or advising a business leader on strategic issues.
  • Integrate across major enterprise initiatives, identifying and resolving inefficiencies, conflicts, and gaps and promoting cross-portfolio planning.
  • Interact with corporate and sector CIOs, and other senior leaders, serving as an expert advisor in the development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise-wide architecture practices.
  • Support sector strategy function including investment planning and prioritization process.
  • Train and mentor Architects and Engineers; provide guidance and coaching to solution and system architects, ensuring consistency with enterprise architecture tenants, Lean-Agile and tenets, user experience mindset, and cybersecurity requirements.
  • Assist in preparing cost analysis based on expected usage.
  • Work closely with the development team to establish build environments which take advantage of continuous integration, continuous deployment, etc. to reduce the overall time for code to be deployed to production.
  • Lead technical discussions, work collaboratively with others, and communicate effectively with customers and team members.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Associate's degree with a minimum of 22 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree with a minimum of 18 years of relevant experience, or a PhD with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience architecting large ($10M-$100M+) systems within the cyber, digital modernization, and/or software domain
  • Ability to mentor, lead, and promote technical talent
  • Ability to obtain Secret-level security clearance
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Ability to understand and convey complex system architecture level information.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and convey completion vision to teammates.
  • Exceptional leadership skills that will enable network team to collaborate with systems team toward a completed product.
  • Advanced knowledge of Operating Systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of virtualization technologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of network security.
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud architectures.
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk/Nessus).
  • Knowledge of application security principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar IAT I level certification or the ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire date as a condition of continued employment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience mentoring senior level IT professionals.
  • Leading SAFe/Agile programs. 

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $236,300 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.