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Principal/Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10097011

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman in Linthicum, MD needs a qualified Cyber Systems Engineer to perform key assignments for Mission Systems Northrop Grumman’s off-net Manufacturing networks.  This position supports large heterogeneous unclassified networks that support physical and virtual hosts with an emphasis on supporting manufacturing cells.

Responsibilities include maintaining system documentation, developing infrastructure support procedures, creation and maintenance of security policy and process, reviewing compliance documentation, and providing security support. Duties include supporting Information Systems Security Plans (ISSPs) and security compliance auditing and working with internal customers to ensure compliance is maintained.  This position provides support to various security activities including program onboarding, security operations and monitoring, and supporting program security audits.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills and be able to clearly articulate risks and risk mitigations to a wide range of audiences.  Additional duties will be supporting the team in developing and maintaining security policies and procedures and supporting implementation of security solutions.  Identifying and implementing process improvement and automation to streamline security processes and improve security posture is an important area of focus.  Duties include vulnerability management, remediation and tracking.  This position also supports day-to-day security operations and monitoring. 

This position can be hired as a Principal or Sr. Principal Level Engineer, based on the candidate's education and experience.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level 3:

  • 5 Years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related STEM field; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Equivalent combination of education with experience may be accepted.

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • 9 Years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related STEM field; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. Equivalent combination of education with experience may be accepted.

Remaining Qualifications for Both Levels:

  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure systems, networks and associated security compliance.
  • Background in cyber security to include policy and procedure documentation.
  • Experience maintaining Information Systems Security Plans (ISSPs).
  • Experience performing vulnerability remediation and tracking in frameworks such as DFARS, RMF or DIACAP
  • Experience with compliance auditing, specifically NIST
  • Proficiency with network security principles, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Experience with packet capture, traffic analysis, intrusion detection and incident response required
  • Windows and Linux remediation and basic security hardening experience required
  • Cybersecurity certifications desirable but not required:   GCIH, CISSP, CCNP+Security or CEH.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely; analytical problem-solving skills; adept at root-cause analysis and mitigation.
  • Experience supporting production services with downtime requirements.
  • Strong understanding of change management procedures in a production environment
  • US Citizenship is required for this position
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools like Tenable’s Security Center.
  • Basic understanding of IPSEC & SSL encryption technologies used in securing critical services
  • Ability to work flex and overtime hours with some weekend hours expected

Salary Range: $104,700 USD - $157,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.