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Cyber Systems Engineer (Engineer or Principal Level)

Requisition ID: R10088902

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: San Diego, CA, USA   |  Palmdale, CA, USA  |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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.

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Tasking will include review of security alerts from CISCO, Windows, IAVMs and making recommendation to harden the MQ-8C system.  Candidate will be expected to support SW Static Code Analysis and disposition results.  In addition, the candidate will support execution of SE tasking thru the entire DoD development lifecycle.  Comfortable with and knowledge of SW, Systems Engineering methodology, and Cyber engineering would be helpful in this position.  Previous experience with requirements, architectures, integration, & application of Cyber

mitigations in DoD programs would also be helpful to the candidate. 

This role can be filled at either the Engineer or Principal Engineer Level.


Basic Qualifications for Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor’s in Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 2 years of engineering experience OR Master’s in Science/Engineering with 0 years of engineering experience


Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor’s in Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 5 years of engineering experience OR Master’s in Science/Engineering with 3 years of engineering experience OR a PhD with 1 year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time in order to meet business needs
  • Experience with ACAS, SCAP and STIG verification on information systems
  • Systems Engineering and Integration experience including requirements definition, implementation, and integration.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% CONUS (although travel will most likely be up to 15% most years)
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification (e.g. CISSP) or ability to achieve in short term
  • Experience with the concepts of technical security controls and the RMF process as defined in NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-37
  • Current PAR (Program Access)
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification (e.g. CISSP)
  • Proficiency performing ACAS/SCAP scans on DoD weapon systems
  • Working knowledge of technical security controls and the RMF process as defined in NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-37 respectively  
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, C++, Python)
  • Proficiency with commercial Operating System (OS) system administration
  • Prior experience working on weapon and PIT systems
  • Experience remediating, mitigating, and documenting cybersecurity vulnerabilities; experience maintaining or supporting POA&M documentation
  • Experience defining software requirements and reviewing or developing verification tests.
  • Experience planning, proposing, and driving inclusion of engineering into Integrated Functional Capabilities (IFCs)

    This position reports to San Diego, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.


    Salary Range: $93,500 USD - $140,300 USD
    Salary Range 2: $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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

    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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.