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Staff Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10097149

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Unknown City, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Transforming the future of technology ... Northrop Grumman is seeking a Staff Cyber Security Engineer to join the Mission Systems Sector Chief Information Security Office supporting its mission of defending and protecting the company’s networks, systems, data, intellectual property, and personal information wherever it resides. Experience with cyber security engineering is key for this role.

This position will have the ability to work virtually from a home office, with occasional travel to various Northrop Grumman facilities across the country.

Come join us on the edge … the cutting edge!

  • Design and engineer solutions that meets business requirements, cyber security practices, and compliance regulations.
  • Provide security guidance in compliance with NIST 800-171 and Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • Asses technical designs and identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures.
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats.
  • Identify risks and provide guidance regarding remediation of gaps to facilitate a hardened and sustainable solutions.
  • Take ownership of solutions, assignments, actions items and issues, and remain accountable for their completion.
  • Lead effectively especially with other team members, customers and key stakeholders and foster team success.
  • Communicate and collaborate with leadership and technical teams to include systems and network administrators, security engineers, and IT Support teams.
  • Security and risk assessments for services, applications, hardware, and systems
  • Work with the Sector Chief Information Security Officer on a regular basis to provide security recommendations and lead cross functional initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
  • Must have experience with the following Security Frameworks: NIST 800-171
  • Must have a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Senior-level cyber security engineering and architecture experience
  • Knowledge of risk management principles, including use of a risk-based approach
  • Experience with interpreting and implementing security compliance standards and guidance including Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional/technical certifications: CISSP, CISM, CCSP, Security Plus, AWS Certified Security - Specialty, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Security Engineer, Azure Solutions Architect
  • DoD 8570 IAT/IAM Level II or III certification
  • Experience in areas such as system security, network, and application security
  • Knowledge of current and emerging cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls
  • Contributor for architectural/industry changes in the area of cyber security
  • Experience performing risk assessments of both internally and externally hosted solutions
  • Experience with evaluating, designing, configuring, implementing cloud services models such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with operating in an Agile/DevOps environment
  • Experience with Scripting
  • Knowledge of application program interface (API) and ability to manipulate API’s to integrate different toolsets
  • Advanced knowledge in cyber security principles, networking, architecture, servers, systems design, virtual hosts, configuration management, Identity and Access Management, encryption, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Experience in supporting the deployment, configuring, managing, and maintaining any of the below technologies:
    • Directory Services and Centralized Authentication, such as Active Directory or Red Hat
    • Identity Manager Vulnerability scanning and management of databases, operating systems, and/or web applications
    • IDS/IPS and anti-malware tools/technologies
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Experience operating in an Agile/DevOps environment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications.
  • Quickly learn and adapt to new and changing business/technical concepts, requirements, skills, tools
  • Goal-oriented team player committed to quality and detail
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through
  • Innovative and strategic thinker who is positive, proactive and readily embraces change
  • Demonstrated ability to explain technical details to a non-technical audience

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,600 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.