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Cybersecurity Engineer/Principal Cybersecurity Engineer:2/3

Requisition ID: R10106666

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: Boulder, CO, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

We are Northrop Grumman Space Systems focused on work in the Launch and Missile Defense Systems area – Seeking a Cybersecurity Engineer or Principal Cybersecurity Engineer based out of either Boulder, CO or Colorado Springs, CO.


Join a team of cybersecurity professionals using knowledge of NIST, RMF, and program requirements to develop, implement, and manage system security solutions.  Candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with system end-users, customers, other project engineers and software developers, as well as possess good written and verbal communication skills.

This requisition may be filled as either a Cybersecurity Engineer (Level 2) or a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer (Level 3)

Basic Qualifications for a Cybersecurity Engineer or Principal Cybersecurity Engineer:

  • Must have a Secret clearance and ability to maintain a Top Secret with SCI eligibility
  • Active CompTIA Security+ CE or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT/IAM II certification 
  • Level 2 - Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience; 0 years of related experience with a Masters or PhD; 6+ years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree 
  • Level 3 - Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of related experience; 3 years of related experience with a Masters or PhD; 9+ years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-53 and associated family of documents
  • Familiarity with DISA STIGS/Benchmarks and SCAP Compliance Checker
  • Familiarity in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Cybersecurity Lifecycle to include identifying controls and overlays, generating testable requirements, providing analysis of vulnerabilities
  • Working Knowledge and ability to configure Tenable Security Center/Nessus
  • Familiarity with a SIEM (e.g., Splunk, LogRhythm, etc.)
  • Exposure to Linux and basic security concepts 
  • Exposure to Host-Based Security System (HBSS)/Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS)
  • Exposure to Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Familiarity with Identity/Authentication management tools and concepts
  • Basic understand of TCP/IP networking fundamentals 
  • Zero-Trust Familiarity
  • Cloud/VM knowledge and experience


This position reports to Boulder, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Colorado Springs, CO, CO, USA.

Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $140,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $104,700 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.