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Principal Cyber Systems Engineer/ Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10067112

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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

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 Systems Engineer - Principal Cyber Security/ Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Cyber Security to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, Fl. This position will be responsible for System Security Engineering (e.g. Cybersecurity, Anti-Tamper (AT), Program Protection). This position is located in Melbourne, FL.

The selected Cyber Systems Engineer will have experience with Cybersecurity engineering and implementations based on DoD, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI), and Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes, policies and guidelines.

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

Essential Functions:

• This position requires knowledge and experience using systems security engineering methodologies and techniques.

• Requirements development and analysis, including supporting trade studies.

• System Architecture development and Modeling

• Must be able to prepare technical documents, provide briefings, support ongoing authorization efforts including development of supporting documentation, develop procedures, and work in a fast changing dynamic environment with minimal direction.

• Responsible for System Security Engineering duties as assigned.

• Interface with other cyber functional areas, internal company management and executives with a focus on effective program execution and mission assurance.

Basic Qualifications:

- Principal Cyber Systems Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years Cybersecurity experience, a Master’s degree and 3 years of experience, a PhD  and 0 years of experience, or in lieu of a degree 9 years of relevant experience may be considered.

- Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree and 9+ years Cybersecurity experience, a Master’s degree and 7 years of experience, a PhD and 4 years of experience, or in lieu of a degree 13+ years of relevant experience may be considered.

- Experience with DoD System Security Engineering (SSE) activities

- Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and requirements development from security controls

- Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance (with a background investigation completed within last 6 years or currently enrolled in Continuous Evaluation)

- Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance before establishing a start date (contingency)

Preferred Qualifications:

- Possess a DODD 8570 certification, such as CompTIA Security+, CISSP, or similar network/security certifications

- Experience with embedded computing environments and technologies

- Experience with cloud computing environments and technologies

- Experience working with and providing oversight and guidance to different IPTs and Suppliers/Subcontractors

- Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools such as Cameo or other similar system modeling tools

- Experience working with Agile methodologies and development tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.)

- Experience developing cybersecurity architectures

- Experience validating security assessments and reviews

- Familiarity with U.S Government Anti-Tamper (AT) processes and implementations

- Experience with NSA Type-1 certification process or Cross Domain Solution implementation and certification

- Experience working on a multidisciplinary team and writing technical proposals

- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

- Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance to include a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)


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.