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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal/Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer (7008)

Requisition ID: R10054664

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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: 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

As a Cyber Systems Engineer on this team, you will support a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for weapon system. In this role, you will be supporting program leadership and the customer to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission by ensuring teams are aware of the compliance requirements they will need to meet.

Candidates should be highly motivated engineers who can work both independently and in team environments.

What you’ll get to do:

The System Test Team (STT) is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer who wants to solve interesting, complex problems which protect our nation. This includes having the technical knowledge to configure and setup tools related to cyber security (i.e. SIEM tools, IDS/IPS, systems, endpoint security tools) testing.  The candidate will support system-level hardware in the loop test lines primarily in a lab test environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and document technical standard operating processes and procedures as needed
  • Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment
  • Provide analysis, design, development, implementation and security assessments to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD RMF Knowledge Service guidance
  • Apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of Cyber Security implementation
  • Support the continuous assessment of IA Control compliance for the program
  • Leads the documentation contributions of others assigned to the program from technical, support, and administrative areas
  • Demonstrate leadership principles – Integrity, respect, organizational, communication etc
  • Generate and maintain SysML and DoDAF models in Cameo EA; interface with subject matter experts, analysts, architects, designers, system engineers and specialty engineers to capture GBSD structure and behavior using accurate DoDAF/SysML representations
  • Participate in technical planning, verification and validation development, cost and risk considerations, and requirements analyses for integrated systems
  • Prepare and present content in internal reviews and customer CDRs, support CDRL deliveries
  • Develop unifying model techniques, procedures, and processes (for model development, tool integration, and team integration)

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal level or level Sr. Principal level.

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 5 years of related experience ; 3 years with a Master’s; or 0 years with PhD. (Sr. Principal level requires 9 years with a Bachelor’s degree; 7 years with a Master’s degree; or 4 years with a PhD)
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active Top DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years, and the ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance
  • Experience using Model Based Requirements Management Database (such as DOORS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Systems Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements and testing of cybersecurity controls.
  • Experience in a Systems Engineering role during the successful execution of the Risk Management Framework for the initialization of a new system
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Must have CISSP certification and be able to obtain CISSP-ISSEP within 6 months
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), negotiation and interpersonal skills necessary to support known Information Systems Security Engineering type activities/challenges working with engineering teams, management, customers, partners and government
  • Experience communicating directly with customers as a technical consultant
  • Operational Technology (OT) experience especially with SCADA protocol and control systems
  • Experience with software product lifecycle development
  • Have a full understanding of routing, switching, server operating systems, firewalls, wireless controllers, DNS, virtual machines and software applications
  • Experience writing scripts (e.g. Batch, Bash, PowerShell, Python) to automate routine tasks
  • IAT Level I Certification - i.e. Security +
  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570 Level 2 Certification, such as Security+ CE, CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP, or CYSA+ within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs
  • Systems Administration experience, to include Windows, Linux, and VM environments
  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
  • Have fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, network technologies, system development life-cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications
  • Understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work accordingly, have strong verbal/written communication skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, and strong analytical capabilities with the interest in applying troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve problems


Salary Range: $96,400 USD - $144,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $119,400 USD - $179,200 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

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 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.