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Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer – Cybersecurity Threat and Vulnerability Identification/Remediation Lead (23-279)

Requisition ID: R10110340

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer - Cybersecurity Threat and Vulnerability Identification/Remediation Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

Work within a dedicated cyber team of 8 personnel developing, securing, and sustaining cybersecurity requirements across three different environments in collateral and higher classifications.

  • This position will initially be responsible to fully STIG assess the environment to ensure a current baseline for Windows 10, Windows Server, RHEL 7 and 8, containers, kubernetes, networking equipment, etc is established for upwards of 1000+ devices across two different environments.
  • Then this individual will work with system admins, network admins, and cyber test engineers to increase STIG compliance to be as fully compliant with STIGs as possible without mission disruption.
  • This position will then transition into the utilization of various cyber tools such as ACAS vulnerability scanning, ESS administration, Splunk administration, and processing Authorization to Operate (ATO) package using eMASS.

Essential Functions:

  • Work within a virtual (Nutanix/VMWare) environment primarily consisting of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Windows servers with users logging in from thin clients.
  • Work within a dedicated cyber team and across functional areas to include integration and test, system admins, and network admins to assess STIG compliance across the environment with the goal of developing a secure yet operational environment.
  • Utilize Splunk to meet cyber-auditing requirements across three different environments.
  • Build out Splunk dashboards to meet system admin and Operations and Sustainment personnel requirements.
  • Develop Event Cybersecurity Plans (EcSP) and Authority to Connect (ATC) documentation to obtain connection approval from the Authorizing Official (AO)
  • Perform daily administration and troubleshooting of McAfee's Endpoint Security Solution (ESS) (formally HBSS)
  • Upload baseline STIG assessments into Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS), update Test Reports, develop POA&Ms, and track to closure and update status and maintain STIG compliance
  • Validate patches through vulnerability scanning utilizing ACAS and develop Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) eMASS requirements when patches cannot be applied due to mission application functionality requirements.
  • Track, complete, report MDA Compliance Technical Orders (MCTO) and Department of Defense CTOs utilizing organizational reporting tools and through the development of POA&Ms

Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required with ability to obtain Top Secret
  • 9 Years with Bachelor’s degree in a related field; 13 years’ experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
  • Security engineering skills with a working knowledge of cybersecurity technology and DoD/Federal cybersecurity policy (i.e., DoDI 8500.01, NIST SP 800-53, etc.).

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Salary Range: $129,800 USD - $194,800 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.