Associate Cyber Protection Engineer

Requisition ID: 20021844

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Salt Lake City
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

We are looking for an Associate Cyber Protection Engineer for our Defense Systems sector.  The qualified applicant will become part of the Aerospace Cyber Effects (ACE) Group.  This position will be located in Salt Lake City, UT or Ogden, UT.   Position Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Conducts network or software vulnerability assessments and penetration testing utilizing reverse engineering techniques on avionics and embedded systems.
  • Performs vulnerability analysis and exploitation of applications, operating systems or networks.
  • Identifies intrusion or incident path and method. Isolates, blocks or removes threat access.
  • Evaluates system security configurations.
  • Evaluates findings and performs root cause analysis.
  • Performs analysis of complex software and systems to determine both functionality and intent of software systems.
  • Contributes to the design, development and implementation of countermeasures, system integration, and tools specific to Cyber and Information Operations.
  • May prepare and present technical reports and briefings.
  • May perform documentation, vetting and weaponization of identified vulnerabilities for operational use.
 In this role you will apply extensive technical expertise and creativity to develop solutions to complex problems.  Will have full knowledge of related disciplines.  Work will be performed with minimal direction and the candidate will be given considerable latitude in determining the objectives of the assignment.  Completed work will be reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective with the ultimate results contributing to the successful completion of a major program or component thereof.  You will represent the organization as a prime technical contact and interact with senior customer personnel on significant technical matters.
"This position is contingent upon contract award"

Basic Qualifications
  • Experience conducting penetration testing or vulnerability research
  • Demonstrated excellent judgement and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • Must possess an active final Secret clearance granted within 4 years of the last investigation and have the ability to obtain/maintain access to a Special Access Program (SAP).  US Citizenship required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with United States Military Operations or Intelligence Operations
  • Experience developing or contributing to Cyber Test Plans
  • Experience conducting penetration testing avionics and embedded systems
  • Experience identifying and developing exploits for avionics and embedded systems
  • Experience developing or implementing Radio Frequency waveforms using Software Defined Radios
  • Experience extracting software or firmware from embedded systems
  • Experience identifying vulnerabilities in source code
  • Experience working in one or more low level assembly language
  • Experience with one or more of Reverse Engineering or debugging tools
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and develop exploits for systems, e.g. Bug Bounty awards, CVEs, or winning organized Capture-the-Flag competitions
  • One or more of the following certifications:
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Offensive Security Certified Exploitation Expert (OSEE)

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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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.


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