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Principal Cyber Systems Engineer/Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10055881

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida

This position supports the Weapon System Cybersecurity Sector level engineering team which is a Tier I Community of Practice at the same level as Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, and Test Engineering. In this role, the candidate will assist programs in evolving their capability using the Sector standardized processes and tools. In addition, the candidate will be directly supporting a collection of programs and will gain valuable cross-program experience. In addition, candidates will support cybersecurity assessments, standardization, development and testing efforts. Candidates will work as a part of a highly experienced and skilled team and have the opportunity to positively contribute to programs across the Sector.

It is important that the candidate has previous experience integrating the RMF into engineering releases. In this role the candidate will be instrumental in assisting engineering programs with integrating effective and efficient cybersecurity standardization. This role will exercise and grow the candidate’s technical, organizational and business skills as part of a high functioning team.

This position requires knowledge and understanding of systems engineering methodologies and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) lifecycle. The candidate must be able to prepare technical documents, support ongoing authorization inputs, and work in a dynamic environment. The role is responsible for Systems Engineering/Cybersecurity Engineering duties throughout the Systems Engineering V with an emphasis in one or more of the four areas: secure software, secure technology, secure networks and enclaves, and/or secure requirements and verification. Candidates should have academic and/or work experience in one of the following engineering disciplines: systems, network, software, mechanical, aerospace, electrical, or data systems. Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments, and be comfortable working on large teams with talented Engineers from other engineering disciplines.

This is a dual level requisition that can be offered at either the Principal Cyber Systems Engineer OR Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer title and level based upon the chosen candidate's education, experience, and skillset.

Basic Qualifications: 

• For Principal Cyber Systems Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of relevant engineering experience, a Master’s Degree and 3 years of relevant engineering experience, or an Associate's degree and 7 years of experience.

• For Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of relevant engineering experience, a Master’s Degree and 7 years of relevant engineering experience, or an Associate's degree and 11 years of experience.

Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

Must have DoD 8570/8140 Certification level II

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active Top Secret DoD clearance
  • DoD 8570/8140 Certification level III
  • Experience executing RMF within an engineering program lifecycle
  • Experience with hardware and/or software/operating systems
  • Security+ Certified
  • Proficiency with GRC tools (eMASS, Xacta, Archer), SCAP, ACAS, Nessus, STIG viewer
  • Ability to obtain program access after start


Salary Range: $96,400 USD - $144,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $119,400 USD - $179,200 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.