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Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10056885

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

Description

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. 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. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! 

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program. 

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer / Staff Cyber Systems Engineer.  This position can be filled at any of our Redondo Beach, CA, Morrisville, NC, Aurora, CO, Fairfax, VA, or Linthicum, MD offices.

What you’ll get to do?

As a Cyber Systems Engineer on this program, you will get to:

  • 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.  This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments.
  • Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and support obtaining certification and accreditation of systems.
  • Support 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 (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), 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.
  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities, 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.
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework accreditation functions, including documentation, scanning, assessment, POAM management, through all steps of the RMF
  • Experience with Continuous Monitoring to comply with RMF
  • Experience with cybersecurity, information security and information assurance roles
  • Experience executing and monitoring security tools, such as SEIM, SOAR, and vulnerability and compliance scanners
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple levels of classified systems and data and follow data transfer/trusted download/assured file transfer processes
     

This requisition may be filled as either a Principal Cyber Info Assurance Analyst, a Senior Principal Cyber Info Assurance Analyst, or a Staff Cyber Info Assurance Analyst.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of experience with a PhD
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and willing to submit to a polygraph
  • Must possess an IAT Level II (DoD 8570) certification
  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity principles and processes

Basic Qualifications for Staff Cyber Systems Engineer:

  • 14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree; 12 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 9 years of experience with a PhD
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and willing to submit to a polygraph
  • Must possess an IAT Level II (DoD 8570) certification
  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity principles and processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Familiarity with space vehicle ground segment design
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers and customers
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline
  • Excellent technical writing and team building skills

Salary Range: $138,300 USD - $207,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $171,600 USD - $257,400 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.