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Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10100949

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery.  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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe.

Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike.  For us, it’s about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us:  responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide.  These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Engineering Directorate (DE) Task Order Modeling and Simulations Services (MSS) Shared Services Platform (SSP) is seeking someone with the education and experience to ensure the network and organization are in compliance with DoD mandated Cyber directives.

The position is based at Schriever Space Force Base near Colorado Springs, Colorado

Position responsibilities include:

  • Work with Infrastructure and Architecture teams to identify and plan needed architecture improvements to address evolving cyber threats and requirements.
  • Develop, update, and maintain system documentation to ensure Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliance and maintain a network Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Work with Infrastructure team to assist with cyber related Systems Administration taskings and implementation
  • Develop Plans of Actions and Milestones (POAM), and Risk Acceptance Requests (RAR)
  • Provide regular briefings to contractor and Government leadership detailing the organization’s Cyber posture
  • Ensure network users have appropriate clearance and authority for their assigned network
  • Initiate protective or corrective measures in the event of a cyber security incident or discovery of vulnerability
  • Maintain and update cyber security related policies and documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of IT networks and systems and the cyber controls necessary to secure them
  • Ability to evaluate system and network configurations for compliance with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), NIST 800-53 Security Controls and ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria to formulate and implement effective high quality RMF accreditation packages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong writing skills to produce the coherent and concise documentation required for certification evaluation
  • Ability to create and work within schedules and timelines 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified to utilize eMASS (eMass CBT)
  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience, or 13 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Understands how to use eMASS to document security posture
  • Understanding of NIST 800-53
  • Experience developing and submitting POAMs and RARs
  • Must possess a DoD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAT Level II Approved Baseline Certification or equivalent
  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of NIST 800-171
  • Experience interfacing and providing status to Government customers
  • Experience with ESS

Salary Range: $129,800 USD - $184,800 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.