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Principal/Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer (Cybersecurity/Anti-Tamper Engineer) w/ Active Clearance

Requisition ID: R10098070

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: Northridge, CA, USA   |  Baltimore, MD, USA +1 more
  • 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: 2

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.

We are currently seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Security Engineer (Cybersecurity/Anti-Tamper Engineer) w/ Active Clearance to work with our talented Advanced Weapons team to be located in either Northridge, California, Tucson, Arizona or Baltimore, Maryland.

 

As an integral part of our multi-discipline engineering team in Advanced Weapons, you will be on the forefront of developing next generation solutions to protect technology for our nation’s warfighter. The ideal candidate will be supporting one of our Advanced Programs for defining and architecting a secured missile weapon system. This position will require close collaboration with team members of other projects within the organization for security architecture designs as well as external partners and customers.

 

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • Provide analysis, 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
  • Define system architectures resistant to tampering and cyber -attacks
  • Develop technical documentation/publication to document trade studies, system designs, analysis, and results related to systems security
  • Identify Anti-Tamper Critical Program Information (CPI) and writing of Anti-Tamper Plans
  • Support Anti-Tamper/Cybersecurity Integration & Test and executing verification & validation requirements
  • Utilize reverse engineering to architect and validate AT solutions
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications and participating in communities of practice to further domain knowledge
  • Support security assessments and continuous monitoring
  • Ensure secure software architectures and applications
  • Develop standard and improvement processes for assessing, designing, implementing, and verifying security requirements
  • Support the development of the system security engineering team’s training plan for their development in knowledge and skills
  • Interface with inter-organizational management and external customers to communicate technical briefing and program status
  • Support Program Management activities to ensure cost and schedule objectives are met

 

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

 

This position is contingent upon available funding/program award.

 

The selected candidate for this position is required to be on-site.

 

This position can be filled as a Principal Systems Engineer (T03) or Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (T04) level depending upon level of education, experience, and demonstrated skills.  Basic qualifications for each level are listed below.

 

Basic qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer level (T03): 

  • B.S. in an engineering/computer science discipline and a minimum of five years of engineering, computer science, information systems, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years of cumulative experience in: cyber security/anti-tamper requirements development, security and cyber threat analysis, security systems engineering, cyber systems architecture development or cyber security policy development
  • Must have demonstrated experience in solving technical problems independently with minimal supervision
  • U.S. Citizenship and active secret DoD clearance is required with the ability to obtain higher Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

 

Basic qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer level (T04): 

  • B.S. in an engineering/computer science discipline and a minimum of nine years of engineering, computer science, information systems, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three years of cumulative experience in: cyber security/anti-tamper requirements development, security and cyber threat analysis, security systems engineering, cyber systems architecture development or cyber security policy development
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance
  • Minimum five years of cyber security/anti-tamper-related experience
  • Knowledge of DoD based Platforms and Embedded Systems, including but not limited to: RMF, Cryptography and Systems Engineering design and implementation
  • Familiarity with requirements development and derivation or validation and verification
  • Ability to travel occasionally CONUS and OCONUS (10% or less)
  • Understanding of deliverable technical documents and reports
  • Proven experience in communicating with all levels of peers, management and customers in a methodical, detailed and in a process-oriented fashion.
  • Demonstrated experience in solving technical problems independently with minimal supervision.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Software or Science
  • Experience with HP Fortify
  • Experience working in the defense industry or weapons systems
  • Possess a DOD 8570 certification: CompTIA Security+, CISSP or similar
  • Experience with Reverse Engineering, Hardware Design, Embedded Software or Cryptography
  • Technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.
  • Experience contributing to and/or making technical presentations to a lead engineer
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with periodic reinvestigation within the last five years

This position reports to Northridge, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Baltimore, MD, MD, USA.


Salary Range: $115,200 USD - $172,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $142,800 USD - $214,200 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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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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.