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Staff Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10079442

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Tampa, FL, 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
  • 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission! Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is actively recruiting Cyber System Engineering team members to support a Cyber Security program based in Tampa, FL.

You will be working with our experienced engineering team developing industry leading virtual environments to support Department of Defense Cyber efforts. This provides an environment to grow your expertise and sharpen your skills & knowledge. These environments are detailed engineering representations of current and future cyber systems and our team is always looking for highly motivated individuals with impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative dynamic team environment.

The primary team is located in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer.  Our ability to communicate / coordinate technical requirements with team members is a priority due to competing priorities and demanding deadlines. Must be able to work within a change management environment with the ability to document and test changes prior to implementation.  Ability to perform technical, operational, and security risk analysis for new changes and technologies and articulate risks. Need to be able to quickly adapt new technologies to avoid limitations & obsolescence of both hardware and software. 

We support government cyber test and evaluation environments through the development of virtual environment designs using products such as Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, RedHat, and other enterprise solution products. We need someone that has a willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly, and get things done. Ideally an engineer that can serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in multiple areas to add value and versatility to our Team. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be an effective engineering teammate as a valued member of our highly collaborative senior engineering team
  • Lead and oversee technical projects to address customer requirements and needs to deliver cost-effective, functional, performant cyber system solutions to our customers
  • Co-lead and support strong technical program execution across a portfolio of programs using an agile program execution methodology
  • Preemptively identify and mitigate emerging technical program performance issues
  • Identify and exploit technology opportunities to enhance our existing and emerging cyber solutions
  • Support technical customer engagements and pursuits of new and emerging opportunities to grow existing and new business areas
  • Support mentoring of our junior engineers to accelerate their advancement and ability to contribute to our customer programs and ultimately be part of our senior engineering teams

Typical Minimum Education / Experience for Principal Cyber Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 14+ years Cybersecurity experience OR Master’s degree in a STEM and 12+ years of experience OR PhD in STEM and 9+ years of experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to attain and maintain a minimum DoD Secret Security Clearance (If required, must have ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret / SCI security clearance).
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting
  • This position requires significant experience in two or more of the following:
    • Systems Architecture of RF systems – full system to circuit card level
    • RF Performance Modeling and simulation
    • Integrated circuit and electronics design of RF systems
    • Experience in RF hardware design
    • Novel RF waveform design

  • Virtual Engineering: Ability to design and deploy high volume configurations with VMware vCenter/ESXi, experience with containerization, and experience in physical and virtual storage and backup appliances.
  • Network Engineering: Design & configure small & large scale networks with routing protocols, firewalls, etc.  Familiar with Cisco or NSX.
  • Windows System Engineering:  Design, implement, and configure Active Directory, SCCM, MS SQL, Exchange, etc.
  • Linux Engineering:  Experience with multiple Linux distros, security hardening, granular role-based access, automation of repetitive tasks, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with network design, virtual environments, and cyber systems design is preferred.
  • DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level III (CASP CE or CISSP)
  • RF domain experience covering VHF through microwave frequencies
  • Significant technical contribution in RF hardware (receivers and transmitters), DSP design, RF communication, signal collection, and/or EW programs
  • Experience in designing complex system architectures
  • Experience with the challenges in designing hardware systems to survive in harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space
  • Experience in SWAP design challenges
  • Requirements derivation & flow down
  • Systems integration testing
  • Verification and Validation
  • Leading system and/or subsystem design with direct involvement

Salary Range: $148,200 USD - $222,400 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.