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Anti-Tamper Systems Security Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066964

  • 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.

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, but they’re also making history.

As an integral part of our Multi-Discipline Engineering team in Mission Systems you will be on the forefront of developing next generation solutions to protect technology for our nation’s warfighter.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Define system architectures that are resistant to tamper and cyber-attacks
  • Support system requirements development by following standard processes for assessing, implementing, and verifying security requirements
  • Identify Anti-Tamper Critical Program Information (CPI) and writing of Anti-Tamper Plans
  • Support Anti-Tamper/Cybersecurity Integration & Test and executing Verification & Validation requirements
  • Provide analysis, development, implementation, and security assessments to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD RMF Knowledge Service guidance
  • Support the continuous assessment of IA Control compliance for the program
  • Utilize reverse engineering to architect and validate AT solutions
  • Strategically plan AT technology development
  • Support security assessments and continuous monitoring
  • Ensure secure software architectures and applications
  • Participate in communities of practice to further domain knowledge

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience, a Master’s degree with 0 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields.

  • U.S. Citizenship and active secret DoD clearance is required with the ability to obtain higher Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
  • 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
  • Understanding of deliverable technical documents and reports
  • Ability to travel occasionally CONUS and OCONUS (10% or less)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Engineering, Software, or Science
  • Possess a DOD 8570 certification: CompTIA Security+, CISSP, or similar
  • Experience with Reverse Engineering, Hardware Design, Embedded Software or Cryptography
  • Technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.
  • Experience contributing to and/or making technical presentations to a lead engineer

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

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/ 

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.

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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 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.