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Principal Cyber Software Remediation Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10100452

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

This is a mid career position for an experienced Software Cyber Remediation Engineer in a 100% Agile development environment focused on ground segment and mission application software development.  Principal Software Cyber Remediation Engineers are focused on software security assurance activities, such as Static and Dynamic security scanning of application software and remediating cyber -focused software flaws; advocating for Secure Coding best practices; application layer hardening; and environment & infrastructure hardening per CM Standards (e.g., DISA STIGs); infrastructure as code (Ansible scripting, deployment/re-configuration automation). This position requires proven software development skills and knowledge of cyber security frameworks and processes.

The Principal Software Cyber Remediation Engineer works independently as an individual contributor and as team lead.  Prior experience preparing standard operating procedures for software remediation is a must have.  Demonstrated abilities to instruct others in following software remediation procedures is essential for mission success.

Additional Software Security Assurance Responsibilities include:

  • Work in an Agile engineering environment, where the Principal Cyber Software Remediation Engineer will review Fortify findings, analyze and prioritize findings based on severity and mission impact, and plan remediation activities as part of technical debt in the Software Development LifeCycle (SwDLC) backlog.
  • Leading a small team focused on cyber flaw remediation activities as part of the “bug squad” scrum team.
  • Developing standardized remediation approaches for newly identified reported scan findings and write simplified test cases to assist in the resolution of problematic issues
  • Advising software development scrum teams on secure coding practices, security-focused engineering trade studies, and other security best practices.
  • Conducting system vulnerability scanning, remediation and patch management activities on Windows and Red Hat operating systems and various COTS/GOTS applications, including those within virtualized and/or cloud environments. 
  • Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, performing software patch installation, other flaw remediation, antivirus updates, and continuous monitoring (ConMon) activities.
  • Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the system security authorization package. 

Developing standard Risk Management Framework (RMF) artifacts, such as System Security Plan (SSP), Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), and Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms), Contingency Plans, Incident Response Plans, and more.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM Science Technology Engineering Math field
  • 5 years software security experience in any regulated industry
  • Object-oriented software design and development with mastery in one or more of the following: C++, Java, Python
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship, with interest and suitability for TS clearance
  • DoD 8570 IT Security certification, such as Security+
  • Static and Dynamic Code Analysis process and tool experience
  • Demonstrated mastery of software flaw remediation and its relationship within the Software Development Lifecycle (SwDLC)
  • Experience applying the Application Security & Development (ASD) STIG to software applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical, Computer, or Aerospace Engineering
  • 3+ years experience in the Defense Aerospace Industry
  • CISSP or CSSLP Certification
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Fuzz Testing, CI/CD Pipeline and Automation Cyber tool integration experience
  • Demonstrated mastery of Secure Coding Best Practices


Salary Range: $115,200 USD - $172,800 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.