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Principal Cyber Information Systems Security Analyst

Requisition ID: R10093668

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a Principal Cyber Information Systems Security Analyst to function as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for a Cloud-Based Digital Engineering Environment (DEE). This position will be located in Chandler, AZ and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with multiple suppliers in a matrixed environment in support of various ATO activities.

  • Perform assessments of systems and networks within a Cloud 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; this includes support of process, 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., JSIG, DAAPM) and make recommendations on process tailoring, and 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 authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports. 

  • Document the results of Assessment and Authorization activities and technical or coordination activity and 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

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Associate's degree with 7 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.

  • Current DoD Secret level security clearance with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation date, completed within the last 6 years; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.

  • The ability to obtain, and maintain, a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company and also by customer and/or program requirements, as a condition of continued employment.

  • Current DoD 8570 IAM Level II security certification (Examples: CAP, CISSP). 

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of cybersecurity practices, network technologies, and system development life-cycles, in addition to an understanding of information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications.

  • Experience developing guidelines, monitoring policies, and enforcing standards for cybersecurity frameworks and industry best practices supporting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Master's Degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, or similar STEM related discipline, to include 12 years of ISSO/ISSM experience. 

  • Diverse classified information systems security/information assurance background.

  • Amazon Web Services Certification and experience. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance.


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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

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.