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Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer Top Secret/SCI Required (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10112345

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer position is for a Cyber/Systems Security Engineer (C/SSE) for a Space Segment -focused program where the CSSE provides technical excellence for a new mission.  The CSSE’s core goal is architecting, designing, and building security features into space segment subsystems, components, and flight software.  Prior knowledge and experience applying Cyber/SSE principles to complex systems in the early system development phase of the lifecycle is essential.  The CSSE is responsible for Cyber CDRL development to document the security design of this new system.  As the CSSE, strong technical qualifications are required with demonstrated ability to write and speak succinctly and accurately.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Working independently as a CSSE SME in a structured engineering environment, where the CSSE decomposes system-level security requirements/controls; interleaves criteria from Cyber Survivability/Resilience, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and/or System/Technical Requirements Document (SRD or TRD); and allocates Cyber/SSE requirements to segment/subsystem/component specifications.
  • Supporting Cyber/SSE element technical presentations during engineering milestone reviews – SRR, PDR, CDR, and PSR in accordance with our internal Cyber Systems Engineering Standards document.  Emphasis is on draft and complete CDRL delivery at these milestones.
  • Understanding of Space /Ground interface control documents and security-relevant connectivity considerations at physical, electrical, and logical layers.  Preparing and coordinating Interconnection Security Agreements (ISAs) where necessary.
  • Mastery of RED/BLACK boundary definition, TEMPEST considerations, Crypto units, Cross Domain Solutions, and Controlled Interfaces within complex systems.
  • Leading the Cyber/SSE effort in the development of program CDRLs:
    • RMF SSP including SCTM, RAR, POAMs and relevant artifacts (Incident Response Plan, Contingency Plan, ConMon Plan, as required).
    • Key & Certificate Management Plan (KCMP)
    • Program Protection Implementation Plan (PPIP) and Cybersecurity Strategy.
  • Manually executing DISA STIG checks for embedded environments consisting of customer HW & SW.  Developing security control Verification Procedures and/or mappings to existing requirements.
  • In advance of system delivery to customer, Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of, in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the system security authorization package (SSP, SCTM, ConMon Plan, RAR).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in STEM field and 9 years IT security (Cybersecurity) experience in support of USG programs
  • 5 years technical leadership experience
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship, with active TS/SCI clearance
  • CISSP Certification
  • Familiarity with Systems Engineering processes and milestones; understanding of the requirements analysis, decomposition, and allocation process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 9 years Cyber/SSE experience in Defense Aerospace Industry, building new systems
  • 5 years experience working within restricted program areas
  • Demonstrated engineering experience participating in Systems Engineering milestone reviews, as the Cyber CDRL primary author

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Salary Range: $142,800 USD - $214,200 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.