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Cyber Systems Security Engineer

Requisition ID: R10025330

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

NGMS is looking for a System Security Engineering candidate to join a multi-discipline engineering team that encompasses Cybersecurity and Anti-Tamper Engineering. Northrop Grumman’s System Security Engineering department is on the forefront of developing next generation solutions to protect technology for our nation’s warfighter.

The selected System Security Engineer candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of security engineering and have domain expertise or the opportunity to develop their knowledge in the following areas:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave or local policies
  • Support technical lead to obtain certification and accreditation of systems
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e. NISPOM, JSIG, ICD 503), participate in and document process activities
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements
  • Contribute to required DoD RMF documentation and artifacts in accordance with DoD Instruction 8510.01, RMF for DoD IT, and any applicable federal or military RMF Process Guide (RPG)
  • Help create RMF Body Of Evidence (BOE) documentation: System Security Plan (SSP), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), Control Family Security Operating Plans (SOPs), Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) Plan, Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), etc.
  • Assist with creating the artifacts required to obtain and maintain the Authority to Operate (ATO) for information systems
  • Support the continuous assessment of IA Control compliance for the program

Development Opportunities

  • Support formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) events
  • Security Assessment and continuous monitoring
  • Secure software architectures and applications
  • Participating in communities of practice to further domain knowledge

The successful candidate should have a foundation in System Engineering with some development life cycle experience. The System Security Engineer interfaces with other engineering disciplines to develop the complete system security solution.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 2 years general technical experience OR Master's with 0 Years of experience
  • General knowledge of DoD based Platforms and Embedded Systems, including but not limited to: RMF, Cryptography and Systems Engineering design and implementation
  • Familiarity with requirements development and derivation or validation and verification
  • Demonstrably good writing skills; ability to contribute to deliverable technical documents and reports
  • Active Secret clearance is required -  US Citizenship is a prerequisite
  • Ability to obtain higher Special Access Program (SAP) clearances
  • Ability to travel occasionally CONUS and OCONUS (10% or less)

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Engineering, Software, or Computer Science
  • Possess a DOD 8570 certification: CompTIA Security+, CISSP, or similar 
  • Specific Information Assurance experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience contributing to and/or making technical presentations to a lead engineer
  • Moderate proficiency in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.
  • Familiar with multiple operating systems to include Solaris, Linux, and Windows

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 positions 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. 


Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 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

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.

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.