Lead Cyber Assessment Engineer

Requisition ID: 21013992

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, Texas
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

We at Northrop Grumman develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Come be a part of our mission! Northrop Grumman is seeking a creative, skilled, and motivated Cyber Engineer to lead a multi-team effort based out of San Antonio, TX. The role is focused on understanding DoD Cyber Security, Resiliency, and Survivability requirements and consulting with system architects and engineers to meet those requirements in Northrop Grumman’s systems, products & services and establish plans for DT/OT test events as dictated by DoD Acquisition milestones. The team will conduct full-scope vulnerability assessments, exploit development, and penetration testing against mission critical weapon systems and platforms. This positon is located in San Antonio, TX with regular travel (up to 30%). What You’ll get to Do:
- Plan, lead, and coordinate the efforts of multiple teams to conduct Cyber table top and active assessments across all phases of Cyber T&E
- Recruit, train, assign, and lead up to fifteen personnel
- Conduct briefings and engage with Senior Customer and Northrop Grumman Leaders
- Assist Business Development in the showcasing of team capabilities to grow the business
- Lead Cyber Security, Cyber Resiliency, and Cyber Survivability aspects of internal and external capture and proposal efforts
- Access, analyze, and document cyber systems requirements
- Perform requirements analysis for the cyber survivability of specific DoD weapons systems. Consult with DoD and internal customers to specify technical solutions. Translate cyber survivability performance requirements and cyber resilience attributes into an architecture appropriate to the type of weapon/mission system. Understand the requirements for countering a specified cyber adversary threat tier (ATT).
- Oversee the development of a Six Phase Cybersecurity Test Plan, based on repeatable processes and template artifacts
- Conduct network or software vulnerability assessments and penetration testing utilizing reverse engineering techniques. Perform vulnerability analysis and exploitation of applications, operating systems or networks. Identify intrusion or incident paths and methods.
- Isolate, block or remove threat access. Evaluate system security configurations. Resolve highly complex malware and intrusion issues. Contribute to the design, development and implementation of countermeasures, system integration, and tools specific to Cyber and Information Operations. MSSATX  

Basic Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Assurance, or related field with 14 years of experience, or 12 years with a Master’s degree, or 9 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
- Ability to collaboratively lead technical efforts across a diverse team including subcontractors and customers
- Ability to develop use cases and interpret cyber capability requirements in a mission critical operational environment and to develop plans/roadmaps to implement those requirements
- Experience conducting penetration testing or vulnerability research
- Ability to obtain and maintain a TS//SCI clearance
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD 8570.01-M IAT level 3 certification
Preferred Qualifications: - Advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Assurance, or related field
- Current Cybersecurity Certification meeting DoD 8570.01-M IAT level 3
- 10+ years of cyber operations experience
- Experience identifying vulnerabilities and developing exploits in avionics, weapon systems, or embedded systems
- Knowledge of DoD Cyber Survivability joint requirements mechanisms including Cyber Survivability Risk Categories,  Adversary Threat Tiers, and Cyber Survivability Attributes
- Knowledge of USG/DoD Cyber Threat Frameworks such as NTCTFv2 or MITRE ATT&CK
- Knowledge of cyber security standards such as NIST CSF, RMF, and Cyber Resilience concepts
- Experience conducting full-scope assessments and penetration tests including: social engineering, server & client-side attacks, protocol subversion, physical access restrictions, and web application exploitation
- Demonstrated technical leadership ability as Chief Engineer, Lead Engineer, or comparable experience
- Active TS//SCI clearance
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 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.


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