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Cyber Systems Engineer (Senior Principal Level; Active Secret Clearance Required; Redondo Beach, CA)

Requisition ID: R10107137

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, 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 Aerospace Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer (Program Protection/Anti-tamper) to join our team of qualified, diverse individualsThis position is located in Redondo Beach, CA. 

As an integral part of our multi-discipline engineering team, you will be on the forefront of developing next generation solution to protect technology for our nation’s warfighter.  This role is dual hatted with half the time providing program protection support and the other half providing anti-tamper support. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Focus on the identification and protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) and analysis of the development of program protection plans (PPPs) and solutions to ensure that developed and fielded capabilities deter efforts to reverse engineer (RE), exploit, or develop countermeasures and ensure against RE, replication, or modification by an unauthorized nation or organization effectively.
  • Assist with assessing, defining, developing, and implementing systems security engineering (SSE) requirements, including assessing security provisions in technical reviews, specifications, engineering and test plans, designs, and program deployment actions
  • Identify and prioritize security vulnerabilities discovered by vulnerability analysis tools and develop appropriate remedial countermeasures in the PPP
  • Lead analysis of customer’s concept of operations/employment and cyber security/anti-tamper requirements to propose, design, develop, and implement security/protection controls
  • Support system requirements development by ensuring standard processes for assessing, implementing, and verifying security requirements are followed
  • Support technical documentation/publication to document trades studies, system designs, analysis, and results related to systems security such as identifying Anti-Tamper Critical Program Information (CPI) and writing of Anti-Tamper Plan

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in STEM or related technical discipline and 9 years of relevant experience or an M.S. and 7 years of relevant experience, or a PHD in a related discipline and 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Familiar with DoD System Security Engineering activities
  • Familiar with Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and requirements development from controls
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation) and the ability to obtain Program Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NSA Type-1 certification process, Cross Domain Solution implementation and certification, or Multi-Level Security systems implementation
  • Familiarity with U.S Government Anti-Tamper (AT) processes and implementations Experience developing  cyber  security architectures in a Digital Engineering environment.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools such as Cameo or other similar system modeling tools
  • Experience applying agile methodologies to the development of  cyber  security capabilities for embedded systems.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team and writing technical proposals

Salary Range: $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

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.