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Principal / Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10051604

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal/Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located at Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:

The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of Cybersecurity practices and willing to perform technical planning, system integration, verification & validation, cost & risk, and sustainment of computing systems. The candidate will be expected to apply cybersecurity practices and methodologies to all engineering phases, obtain customer or product requirements, provide secure systems engineering solutions for complex software and hardware systems, and systems of systems. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment.
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration
  • Apply Cyber Security technologies according to Risk Management Framework (RMF) Controls

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4

Principal Cyber Systems Engineer require: 5 years of applicable experience with a Bachelors’ degree; 3 years of experience with Masters. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer require: 9 years of applicable experience with a Bachelors’ degree; 7 years of experience with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Must possess DoD 8570 IAM Level II/III certification
  • Active DoD SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance
  • Prior work experience with Risk Management Framework controls
  • Installing and configuring Linux and Windows operating systems and applications
  • Demonstrate strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Working individually or as part of a team requiring little supervision and strong analytical capabilities.
  • Strong interest in applying troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve problems.
  • Up to 25% of possible travel CONUS or OCONUS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Unix, Linux and/or Windows operating systems and applications administration experience
  • Experience with Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Security Technical implementation Guides (STIGs)


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.