Staff Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10009091

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville - AL, 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: 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 Defense Systems (NGDS) seeks to fill a position for Staff Principal Cyber Engineer in the Engineering functional organization.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

This position will be located in Huntsville, AL. The qualified applicant will support the Integrated Air Defense Battle Control System (IBCS) Team in the systems development, deployment and sustainment life cycle performing Risk Management Framework security activities as it pertains to the program SW and Customized OS and Network Infrastructure to include a large AGILE SW development and Labs environment. They will perform security related tasks including, but not limited to; cyber interface with our ISSOs and ISSM, identification of applicable software security requirements, providing guidance to products to meet those requirements and mitigate potential vulnerabilities that will garner an Authority to Operate, and participate in all activities necessary to achieve the ATO. Candidate will assist with development of necessary documentation to support the baseline, STIG Checklists, and POA&Ms, and participate in technical interchange meetings. This position includes disciplines involving infrastructure, scripting and tools development, Cyber planning and implementation, automation, information assurance (IA)/security, operating system customization, and virtualization.

Day to day duties include maintaining systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and implementing Cyber requirements via STIG automation and scripts, integration of GOTS/COTS products with IAMD IBCS systems, assisting with integrating tactical products within a test lab and development environment, helping to maintain the information assurance posture of the system, and formulating innovative solutions to problems as they arise

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts
This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
• High school diploma or GED and 18 years experience. Will also consider 14 Years’ experience with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
• Strong understanding of or experience with Cyber Compliance
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Current Security certification (e.g. Security+ CE or CISSP)
• Strong problem solving skills
• Current Secret security clearance required 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience or Strong knowledge of operating within a DevSecOps and Continuous Deliver/Continuous Integration culture
• Experience or Strong knowledge of operating within an AGILE development environment and culture
• Experience or Strong knowledge of integrating COTS, GOTS and custom software in a security constrained environment


Salary Range: 155600 - 233400

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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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