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Cyber Systems Engineer – Principal/Sr. Principal

Requisition ID: R10023407

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Tampa - FL, 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 12 hrs - Fri, Sat, Sun (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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is actively recruiting Cyber System Engineering team members to support a Cyber Security program based in Tampa, FL.

You will be working with our experienced engineering team developing industry leading virtual environments to support Department of Defense Cyber efforts. This provides an environment to grow your expertise and sharpen your skills & knowledge. These environments are detailed engineering representations of current and future cyber systems and our team is always looking for highly motivated individuals with impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative dynamic team environment.

The primary team is located in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer. Our ability to communicate / coordinate technical requirements with team members is a priority due to competing priorities and demanding deadlines. Must be able to work within a change management environment with the ability to document and test changes prior to implementation. Ability to perform technical, operational, and security risk analysis for new changes and technologies and articulate risks. Need to be able to quickly adapt new technologies to avoid limitations & obsolescence of both hardware and software.

We support government cyber test and evaluation environments through the development of virtual environment designs using products such as Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, RedHat, and other enterprise solution products. We need someone that has a willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly, and get things done. Ideally an engineer that can serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in multiple areas to add value and versatility to our Team.

Job Responsibilities:

We are looking for hands-on systems engineers that can serve as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in two or more of the below subjects:

  • Design & Engineering: Experience and Technical understanding in multiple disciplines with the ability to look at problems and requests holistically and factor them against requirements. The positions will be engaged in design integration solutions that meet desired results with ambition to exceed these results. 
  • Test & Evaluation: Demonstrate experience with Developmental Testing (DT) Integration Testing (IT), and Operational Testing (OT). 
  • DevOps Engineering: Demonstrate experience with automation of scheduled jobs to reduce labor-intensive tasks. Familiarity with Agile processes and Scrum methodology, Application Containerization, Automation Deployment Tools desired.
  • Change Management: Excellent coordination and organization skills that will facilitate cross-functional Team collaboration. Strong business analysis and functional experience, including requirements gathering, creating/deploying solutions to customer/ end-users.

We are in need of hands-on systems engineers that can serve as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in two or more of the below technical skills: 

  • Virtual Engineering: Ability to design and deploy high volume configurations with VMware vCenter/ESXi, experience with containerization, and experience in physical and virtual storage and backup appliances.
  • Network Engineering: Design & configure small & large scale networks with routing protocols, firewalls, etc. Familiar with Cisco or NSX 
  • Windows System Engineering: Design, implement, and configure Active Directory, SCCM, MS SQL, Exchange, etc.
  • Linux Engineering: Experience with multiple Linux distros, security hardening, granular role-based access, automation of repetitive tasks, etc.

Basic Qualifications for Principal level: 

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD: NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree
  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months 
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal: 

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD: NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree
  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months 
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with network design, virtual environments, and cyber systems design is preferred.
  • DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level III (CASP CE or CISSP) -
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a technical field highly desired -
  • Experience in two or more of the following technical skills: Virtual Engineering, Network Engineering, Windows System Engineering, Linux Engineering

Salary Range: 96140 - 130000

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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