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Principal Cyber Info. Systems Security Analyst

Requisition ID: R10039175

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

We are actively seeking an experienced Cyber Information Assurance Analyst to fill a role that requires a broad array of knowledge and skills working with team members to support a Cyber Security program based in Linthicum, MD.

Our team is always looking for highly motivated individuals with impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative dynamic team environment. This provides an environment to grow your expertise and sharpen your skills & knowledge.

The primary team is located in Linthicum, Maryland with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement Risk Management Framework (RMF) guidance within Intelligence Community (IC) environments.

  • Perform assessments of systems and networks, identify where those systems and networks deviate from policy, and document your findings.

  • Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks to support obtaining certification and accreditation of systems.

  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy, make recommendations on process tailoring, and collaborate with stakeholders to reach secure outcomes.

  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.

  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities, prepare System Security Plans (SSP), and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M).

  • Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed. Individual must have a solid understanding of the Department of Defense accreditation process and be able to operate in those environments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Master's Degree with 3 years of experience OR a Bachelors Degree with 5 years of experience OR an Associate's Degree with 7 years of experience OR a High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of experience

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret security clearance which was active in the last 24 months 

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 IAM II or IAM III Certification (examples: CAP, CASP+ CE, CISSP or CISSP-Associate, CISM or GSLC)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functional experience working with military service-level Security Accreditation Authorities (SCA) and Designated Approval Authorities

  • Vulnerability assessment experience

  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Host Based Security System (HBSS), Splunk, and other enterprise security defense and forensic tools

  • Working knowledge of network security controls such as routers, switches, firewalls, network access controls, and related solutions

  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems and applications

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Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.