Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 20029433

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Orlando
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Multiple
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career as a Cyber Systems Engineer with one of the nation's leading Defense Contractors?
Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Cyber Systems Engineer. This position is located in Orlando, FL.
The selected candidate will support the MLGC Sustainment Program. The Cyber Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing security controls for client network and infrastructure elements, in order to meet federal regulatory compliance specifications. Candidates will also perform an in-depth analysis of the current infrastructure environments, risk assessments, and will document and conduct risk assessments and validate the security controls.   Role and Responsibilities:
  • Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy
  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy, make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards
  • Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports
  • Support Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans 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
  • Develop, improve, and/or maintain robust vulnerability/patch management programs for Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), network devices, and virtual environment

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must possess a Bachelor's in a STEM degree with a 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
  • Must possess experience configuring, running, and evaluating ACAS scans and managing the ACAS server including managing users, policies, plugins, and scanners
  • Must possess a minimum of an interim Secret and be able to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a DoD 8570 IAM level II, or level III, security certification (examples: CAP, CASP CE, CISM, GSLC, CISSP Associate, Security+ CE or CISSP); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
  • Must have advanced knowledge of RedHat Linux Operating Systems (Experience and/or certification for current versions)
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends, and/or "on call" support
  • 5+ years of experience with Certification and Accreditation of DOD information systems and Risk Management Framework
  • Experience with advanced scripting/task automation: bash shell, bourne shell, Powershell
  • Experience with configuration management tools: Git
  • 5+ years of experience applying STIG settings and remediating ACAS scan findings for RHEL
  • Advanced knowledge of Redhat’s package management system to include the creation and maintenance of custom rpms.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools such as Ansible
  • Proficiency with the administration of vSphere, vSAN, and other VMware products and platforms
  • Familiarity with environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk/Nessus)
  • Working knowledge of firewalls and networking
  • Currently active DoD Security clearance
  • 5+ years of experience applying STIG settings and remediating ACAS scan findings for Windows, network devices, and VMware products
  • Experience upgrading from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 or 8
  • Experience with Agile development tools( Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, etc)


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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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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