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Principal IT Auditor

Requisition ID: R10054980

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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’s Internal Audit department is seeking a qualified individual to join our diverse audit staff. The Auditor will report to the Manager of Internal Audit.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and performing technology and operations audits for both domestic and international site locations as well as major program locations and subsidiaries.

  • Scope of audits will include test steps related to overall Information Security as well as IT General Controls such as Access Control, Change Management, Server and Network Management, etc. Other areas may be audited based on risk assessments performed during audit planning.

  • Examining and verifying IT systems and applications against associated policies/procedures to determine the reliability and effectiveness of controls, as well as to ensure compliance with applicable company policies/procedures, related contracts/agreements, and applicable laws.

  • Assisting with the development and execution of audits using a risk-based audit approach, including assessment of controls.

  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with auditees and affected management.

  • Working closely with the sectors to identify Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that can be deployed on audit teams.

  • Incorporate data analytics to identify issues, automate work, improve efficiency and effectiveness and identify risk areas.

  • Assisting in the evaluation of the potential effects on the company and our internal audit approach of all newly established and/or potential business and regulatory requirement changes implemented by the Company and/or any other regulatory entities.

  • Ability to work on other types of audits across the company covering various functional topics and processes.

  • Preparing presentations covering the various phases of the audit cycle and presenting those materials to Sector staff, Sector management and IA management.

  • Developing workpapers, that meet department and IIA standards, in a timely manner

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems/Technology, Engineering, Cybersecurity, Business, Finance, Accounting, Operations or related field with 6 years of relevant experience OR 4 years with a Masters degree

  • Familiarity with NIST, COSO, COBIT, ISO and/or ITIL frameworks as well as third party assurance reports (SOC 1, 2, 3).

  • Experience in IT or Operations Internal Auditing, Risk Management, IT Compliance, IT Project Management, and/or Information Security.

  • Working knowledge of data gathering analytical tools (i.e. SAP, BW, MS Office (Excel, Access), ACL) to analyze and interpret a wide variety of information to identify trends as well as positive and negative correlations, form valid conclusions, and present data to best highlight relevant points.

  • Experience in performing multiple projects concurrently.

  • Ability to lead an audit with a highly engaged team and remotely located team members.

  • Ability to interact with and present to executive level management.

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government SECRET Clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree Information Systems/Technology, Engineering, Cybersecurity, Business, Finance, Accounting, Operations or related field with 4 years of experience.

  • Experience auditing general computing controls and IT control testing of networks, applications, operating systems, and databases against standards like NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171.

  • Work experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry / Government Contracting.

  • SECRET or TOP SECRET Clearance (TS), TS SCI or TS SAP Access.

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Project Management Professional (PMP), or other similar certification.


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.