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UK Information Assurance Practioner Lead

Requisition ID: R10106330

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Highest Level of Government Clearance
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

  • Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

    Salary: £58,000- £81,000

    Role Clearance Type: Must already hold government clearance to commence employment.

    Location:  Hybrid with on-site presence in Cheltenham/London and other locations as the business requires.

    About Your Opportunity:

    As a key member of the Cybersecurity team, you will be accountable for reviewing requirements, assessing risk and providing oversight and guidance to our UK operations on Northrop Grumman and Customer best practice and governance frameworks to ensure compliance for both on-premise and cloud environments.  Reporting to the Cybersecurity Manager you will be customer facing and an integral team member in managing and maintaining IA standards for our UK operations and programmes for new environments and at change control boards engaging with external partners 

    Your Benefits:

    • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
    • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
    • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.
    • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

    Your Responsibilities: 

    Working collaboratively with our Enterprise Services and Programme teams as an advisor on the introduction of new environments and changes to existing environments Risk analysis of new and existing environment designs and system operating protocols against Northrop Grumman and Customer standards, including programme specific Security Management Plans Oversight and guidance to assure Northrop Grumman and Customer Security Policy Frameworks, Customer specific security requirements and compliance standards are met Producing and maintaining documentation to meet Northrop Grumman and Customer requirements Engaging with external security accreditation authorities to achieve agreement and sign-off for security criteria and controls Contribute if required to Cybersecurity incident response investigations and remediation

    Your Experience

    • Experienced IA Practitioner (SFIA responsibility level 6 desired)
    • Experience working in a large public sector organisation
    • Strong analytical skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • One or more of the following Certifications: MSc in Cybersecurity / Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) / Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) / Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) / NCSC Certified Cyber Professional (CCP)
    • Highly organised with a proven ability to identify and manage risk.
    • An engaging can do attitude with exceptional customer orientation and ability to adapt to changing environments

    Your Future Team:

    You will be joining a talented team delivering Cybersecurity shared services into a varied range of operating units on mission critical programmes and have the opportunity to grow and continually develop in our exciting and growing organisation.

    We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

    About Our Responsibilities:

    Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

    We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

    How to Apply:

    Interested in our opportunity?

    Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

    Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with our recruitment team who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

    Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

    Northrop Grumman UK:

    Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

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Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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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.