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Principal Cyber Systems Engineer/Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10010404

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach - CA, 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, 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.

A Cybersecurity Systems Engineer (SE) is the person in an organization who architects system security requirements. The Cyber SE also designs the security layout or architecture and determines required security tools and existing tool functionality. A Cyber SE is responsible for the security governance, risk management, and compliance of a system while it is being engineered for a customer.

Responsibilities:

  • Propose and design systems architecture changes with traceability to requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance and oversight to technical teams/implementer
  • Review and Assess stakeholder security objectives, protection needs and concerns, security requirements, and associated validation methods
  • Review and Assess system security requirements and associated verification methods per RMF standards
  • Identify and/or assess vulnerabilities and susceptibility to life cycle disruptions, hazards, and threats
  • Provide security considerations to inform systems engineering efforts with the objective to reduce errors, flaws, and weakness that may constitute security vulnerability leading to unacceptable asset loss and consequences
  • Identify, quantify, and evaluate the costs/benefits of security functions and considerations to inform analysis of alternatives, engineering trade-offs, and risk treatment decisions
  • Author and maintain critical program documents such as Cybersecurity Strategies, System Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, Security Assessment Plans, etc
  • Customization for customer needs and explaining in layman terms

This position may be filled at either the Principal Cyber Systems Engineer grade or the Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Cyber Systems Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • 2-4+ years of work experience in NSA Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) or Electronic Key Management System (EKMS)

  • System engineering and/or system security engineering experience

  • Direct experience developing RMF assessment and authorization documentation

  • Familiarity with Systems Security Engineering (SSE) documentation (e.g. Cybersecurity Strategies, Information Support Plans, Program Protection Plans (PPPs)

  • Familiarity with Anti-Tamper Plans, Counterintelligence Support Plans, Integrated Threat Assessment Reports, Operations Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, Defensive Cyberspace Operations Plans, IT/Cybersecurity Strategies, Information Support Plans, Enterprise Architecture Views and related documentation IAW DoDI 5000.02, DoDI 5200.39, DODI 5200.44, DODD 5200.47E, DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01, and NIST SP 800-160

  • DoD 8570 certification for IAM-III (CISSP, CISM, GSLC, CCISO) or IAT-III (GCIH, CISSP, CASP+, CCNP Security, CISA, GCED)

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access

  • Ability to travel 10%

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • 2-4+ years of work experience in NSA Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) or Electronic Key Management System (EKMS)

  • System engineering and/or system security engineering experience

  • Direct experience developing RMF assessment and authorization documentation

  • Familiarity with Systems Security Engineering (SSE) documentation (e.g. Cybersecurity Strategies, Information Support Plans, Program Protection Plans (PPPs)

  • Familiarity with Anti-Tamper Plans, Counterintelligence Support Plans, Integrated Threat Assessment Reports, Operations Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, Defensive Cyberspace Operations Plans, IT/Cybersecurity Strategies, Information Support Plans, Enterprise Architecture Views and related documentation IAW DoDI 5000.02, DoDI 5200.39, DODI 5200.44, DODD 5200.47E, DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01, and NIST SP 800-160

  • DoD 8570 certification for IAM-III (CISSP, CISM, GSLC, CCISO) or IAT-III (GCIH, CISSP, CASP+, CCNP Security, CISA, GCED)

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access

  • Ability to travel 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with eMASS and/or Xacta
  • 5+ years of system engineering and/or system security engineering experience
  • Hosted payload and satellite integration experience, including ground-system security architecture

Salary Range: 111400 - 167000
Salary Range 2: 138100 - 207100

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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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