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Cyber Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10112781

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Unknown City, 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: No
  • 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 Engineering and Manufacturing networks.  This position supports large heterogeneous unclassified networks that support physical and virtual hosts with an emphasis on supporting software development teams and manufacturing cells.

Responsibilities include maintaining system documentation, developing infrastructure support procedures, creation and maintenance of security process, reviewing compliance documentation, and providing security support.  

Duties will also include vulnerability management (internal and tenant), performing risk assessments and developing risk mitigation strategies.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills and be able to clearly articulate risks and risk mitigations to a wide range of audiences.  Duties include supporting Information Systems Security Plans (ISSPs) and security compliance auditing and working with internal customers to ensure compliance is maintained.  Coordinate with enterprise cyber security team to facilitate timely customer ISSP approvals for program onboarding.   This position provides support to various security activities including program onboarding, security operations and monitoring, updates and maintenance of ISSPs to maintain security compliance. 

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

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2 (Engineer):

  • 2 Years with Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or other closely related discipline. Equivalent combination of education with experience may be accepted.  
  • Strong understanding of Linux & Windows OS administration.
  • Educational background in cyber security to include policy and procedure documentation.
  • Experience maintaining Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP)
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools like Tenable’s Security Center
  • Experience performing vulnerability remediation and tracking in frameworks such as DFARS, RMF or DIACAP
  • Experience with compliance auditing, specifically NIST
  • US Citizenship is required

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 (Principal Engineer):

  • 5 Years with Bachelor in Science in Engineering, Computer Science or other closely related discipline; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
  • Experience with VMware Virtualization products:  vSphere, vCenter Server, Horizon View, vRealize
  • Familiarity with system automation by using scripting languages like PowerShell, PowerCLI, Ansible, Python, JavaScript.
  • Experience developing and maintaining security policies
  • Experience with risk assessments and identifying risk mitigation strategies
  • Basic understanding of IPSEC & SSL encryption technologies used in securing critical services
  • Active CompTIA Security+ certification
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work flex and overtime hours with some weekend hours expected.
  • Experience with Agile Scrum Methodology
  • US Citizenship is required

Northrop Grumman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce regardless of age. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $127,600 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.