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Sr Principal Cyber Architect (Product Lead)

Requisition ID: R10069409

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Cyber Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). This position will be in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:

The Sr. Principal Cyber Architect will lead the design and development of new systems, components, applications, and solutions for a software Trust Factory (TF) product supporting the software development, end to end security requirements. Ensures system security needs are established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recover, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis.

Essential Functions:  

  • Leads efforts to integrate new architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integrations and testing issues.
  • Support program milestones and metrics, adhering to cybersecurity-relevant plans and schedules.
  • Leads the Agile development for a Product.
  • Supports Program Management in providing budget, schedule, and earned value management (EVM) inputs and supporting artifacts related to the Product development.
  • Interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence, teaming Industry partners and other government organizations or agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned to support Program Management needs.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 7 years of related experience, or 4 years of related experience with a PhD., or 13 years of related experience in lieu of the degree.
  • Scrum Master certification.
  • Experience working in the Cybersecurity Industry.
  • Certifications: Full DoD 8140 qualification.
  • Experience managing and directing efforts following an Agile and DevSecOps process model.
  • Experience with Systems Security Engineering as defined in NIST SP 800-160.
  • Experience supporting a new product engineering development effort in an earned value management contract.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% to support business needs.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Missile Defense Agency, Ground Midcourse Defense systems.
  • Experience performing or participating in cyber test and assessment activities as defined in the DoD Cyber Test & Evaluation Guidebook or prior Penetration Test experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and government customer personnel.
  • Experience analyzing complex problems and developing solutions based on limited direction and definition.
  • Current eligibility for U.S. Government DoD SCI access.
  • MS Project experience highly desired.
  • Knowledge of the NGI Program is highly desirable.

Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.