Northrop Grumman Cyber Systems Engineer 4 in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Responsible for ensuring that the appropriate operational security posture is obtained, monitored, and maintained for multiple mission information systems throughout their lifecycle. Must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the intent of the DCID 6/3, NIST 800-53 and CNSS 1253 security controls required to obtain, manage, and monitor all security aspects of an information system from cradle-to-grave. Candidate is required to coordinate the day-to-day security operations of the information systems with System Administrators, System Engineers, Software Distribution, Patch Management, and Sustainment Teams. Position serves to interpret and develop security policies, provide mentorship and guidance to other security engineers, lead security meetings, gather and report program IT security metrics, and serve as the program ISSO/ISSE representative at key stakeholder meetings with customer representatives.

Responsible for providing system vulnerability testing using COTS and GOTS based tools, and generate security finding reports. Must be able to build NIST 800-53 and CNSS 1253 security control test cases.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Nine (9) years in a technical role, providing technical expertise for software intensive projects and programs for Government or Industry customers. 9 Years with BS: 7 Years with Masters degree

Serve in a technical role, providing technical expertise for software intensive projects and programs for Government or Industry customers

Served in some capacity as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture development.

Possess knowledge or experience performing day-to-day ISSO responsibilities with knowledge and experience within the IC community managing and maintaining SSP's within Xacta.

Apply current computer science technologies and IA requirements to the analysis, design, development, evaluation, and integration of computer/communication systems and networks to maintain an acceptable system security posture throughout the lifecycle of multiple national level mission systems.

Coordinate and work with various system stakeholders to determine the applicable security/IA requirements based on the intent of the NIST 800-53, CNSS 1253 and DCID 6/3 security requirements.

Proven ability to manage and maintain System Security Plans (SSPs) from inception through decommissioning following the Risk Management Framework process within Xacta for national level mission systems.

Coordinate with program management and other stakeholders to track and maintain risks associated with multiple mission Information Systems to ensure compliance with all IA requirements and national level directives.

Knowledge in Multi-level Security/Cross Domain systems and operations with special requirements such as Program Protection, Anti-Tamper, Red/Black Separation and OPSEC are assets.

Experience with analysis, disposition, and evaluation of both hardware and software in support of Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense, in addition to Federal Sector Government Agencies.

Experience with any of the following COTS security tools: Nessus, Nmap, AppScanner.

Clearance: Requires Active TS/SCI w/FSP

Preferred Qualifications:

Current in at least one of the following 8570 IAT Level II certifications: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP with the understanding of obtaining a IAT Level III within one year of employment.

Experience in the management and maintenance of systems required to satisfy the Certification and Accreditation requirements under the NIST 800-37, NIST 800-53, DCID 6/3, and the CNSS 1253 is highly desired.

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