Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 20028960

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1


Climb to new heights on your journey when you start defining possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today! Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.   Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Systems Security Engineer to join our Joint STARS cybersecurity systems engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.   This position requires experience with cybersecurity standards and methodologies 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 also requires knowledge and experience using systems engineering methodologies and techniques.   The successful candidate must be able to perform assessments of security controls, prepare technical documents, support ongoing authorization inputs, develop procedures/processes/policies, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal direction. This role is responsible for cybersecurity systems engineering duties as assigned. Engineering experience with effective program execution and mission assurance is an important skill for a successful candidate in this position. The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, and constant collaboration across all levels.   Essential Functions:
  • Apply knowledge and experience using systems engineering methodologies and techniques
  • Requirements development and analysis including supporting trade studies
  • System architecture and modeling
  • Preparation of technical documents, support of ongoing authorization inputs, development of procedures
  • Interface with other cyber functional areas, internal company management
    and executives with a focus on effective program execution and mission assurance.
    We offer flexible work arrangements, great learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.  

Basic Qualifications for a Cyber Systems Engineer:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience OR
  • Master’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 0 years of related experience
  • This position requires an active and in-scope (investigation within 6 years) DoD Secret level security clearance.
    Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Experience with DoD system security engineering activities
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), and requirements development from controls
  • Possess an active appropriate certification as required by DoD Directive 8570.01-M for an Information Assurance System Architect Engineer (IASAE) Level II position
  • Engineering experience (systems, software, test) with DoD weapon systems
  • Experience with DoD certification and accreditation (C&A)/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities, security processes, and documentation/reporting using DIACAP, NIST, CNSSI, or NISPOM guidance as required
  • Knowledge of work products resulting from guidance in the RMF (NIST SP 800-52) and NSSI (CNSSI 1253)
  • Knowledge and experience using systems engineering methodologies and techniques
  • Knowledge of work products resulting from the application of the RMF to the DoD (DoDi 8500.01 Cybersecurity)
  • Knowledge of work products resulting from the application of NIST 800-171 (controlled unclassified information)
        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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.