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Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10042939

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Sr. Principal Cyber Security Engineer to support the Systems Engineering organization in either Palmdale, CA or Rancho Bernardo, CA (depending on the selected candidate's preference). The selected candidate will support Development and Production programs and will identify cybersecurity risks and design, develop, integrate, test, and verify system security solutions. The candidate will be responsible for identifying cybersecurity risks, working with stakeholders to develop a technical and programmatic plan for remediation, and driving the incorporation of cybersecurity improvements into the weapon system.

The candidate will perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Leverage leadership skills to engage their customer counterpart as well as other stakeholders to drive improvements into the weapon system’s cybersecurity posture. The SSE will report within the Systems Engineering Integration Team (SEIT) organization. Additionally, the SSE will support cybersecurity and certification/accreditation tasks as defined in DODI 8500.01. The ideal candidate is not only an experienced technical leader with exceptional skills in communication and stakeholder engagement, but they are also a highly motivated self-starter. This role will require up to 25% travel in support of enterprise SSE needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Mission-Based Cyber Risk Assessment
•Identification of risks via vulnerability assessment, attack path analysis, Cyber Table-Top, etc.
•Development of recommendations for remediation and/or mitigation of vulnerabilities.
•Direct engagement and planning with all necessary stakeholders (Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Program Management, etc.) to drive incorporation of recommendations into the weapon system.
•Support to development cyber scanning events on lab and field assets throughout completion of development program.
•Completion of STIG checklists to achieve ATO.
•Create, updating/maintain RMF Packages.
•Preparation of ATO artifacts to include: IA SOP, SSP, SCTM, RAR, POA&M, SAP.
•Review of PPSM ports/protocol data against IDD/ICD.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor's Degree in STEM discipline plus 9 years of relevant experience OR Master's Degree in STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant experience; OR PhD in STEM discipline with 5 years of relevant experience.
•MUST have current DoD Top Secret clearance and Special Program Access starting day one.
•Systems Engineering and Integration experience including requirements definition, implementation, and integration.

•Ability to travel up to 25% CONUS (although travel will most likely be up to 15% most years).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification (e.g. CISSP) or ability to achieve in short term.

•Experience with ACAS, SCAP and STIG verification on information systems.

•Experience with the concepts of technical security controls and the RMF. process as defined in NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-37.
•Current PAR (Program Access).
•DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification (e.g. CISSP).
•Proficiency performing ACAS/SCAP scans on DoD weapon systems.
•Working knowledge of technical security controls and the RMF process as defined in NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-37 respectively.  
•Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, C++, Python).
•Proficiency with commercial Operating System (OS) system administration.
•Prior experience working on weapon and PIT systems.
•Experience remediating, mitigating, and documenting cybersecurity vulnerabilities; experience maintaining or supporting POA&M documentation.
•Experience defining software requirements and reviewing or developing verification tests.
•Experience planning, proposing, and driving inclusion of engineering into Integrated Functional Capabilities (IFCs).


Salary Range: $138,300 USD - $207,500 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.