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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Systems Engineer in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Adversaries, cybercriminals and cyber terrorists, are working every hour of every day to develop new means to compromise networks, to seize valuable intellectual property and personal data, and to gain an advantage on the digital battlefield. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to see to it that they fail. Speed, stealth and precision - keys to controlling the physical domains of land, sea, air and space are imperatives in controlling the cyber domain. Our talented employees make advances every day based on these imperatives and are committed to providing the most advanced protection for our customers against the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum. Our company is trusted with securing some of the most high-risk systems and continues to be the trusted provider of mission enabled solutions for the security or our nation and allies. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting times to join our team. So come join us and experience the value of performance.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Laurel, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will work with a team providing Data Flow Management for the Data Distribution Service (DDS) team. The candidate must have prior data flow and/or NiFi experience. Experience with data governance, and security and compliance would benefit the candidate.


Basic Qualifications:

Shall have a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in systems, hardware and software engineering performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/ non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis. Shall have ten (10) years experience out of the most recent 13 years as a systems engineering lead, software engineering lead or top level contributor on mission critical 24 by 7 SIGINT production systems in one or a combination of the following areas:

o Voice or video processing systems requiring ingest of multiple audio and video formats, playback to end users, storage, and retrieval

o Transcription systems requiring input, synchronization and linkage with original content, storage and retrieval

o Field deployable voice processing systems including data capture of multiple audio formats playback, ingest, storage and retrieval

o Average ingest storage, content search and retrieval of 500GB/day or more of multilingual text

o Distributed Peer to Peer content storage and retrieval systems with more than 500 nodes.

o Metadata indexing, metadata summarization, content and metadata data mining, visualization and analytics.

Data flow


Data governance


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related STEM discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of software or systems engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Shall have a minimum of ten (10) years experience leading, providing technical supervision, and guiding mid-level engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule, seven(7) years of which shall have been on MD Agency projects.

Shall have experience in developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations.

Shall have seven (7) years experience with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, security architectures.

Shall have seven (7) years experience with system architectures in a service oriented environment.

Shall have seven (7) years experience using agile or spiral development models.

Shall have fifteen (15) years experience developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems with functional requirements within a CMMI level 2 or MD Agency process structure.

Shall have five (5) years experience wrapping legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework.

Shall have seven (7) years experience developing solutions integrating and extending COTS and GOTS products.

Shall have experience developing and deploying storage within clustered or cloud environments.

Shall have a minimum six (6 ) years demonstrated experience out of the most recent 8 years performing system engineering as a system engineering lead or as a top contributor for production software for one of the following environments: Windows .NET, or, Solaris, or Linux OS.

Shall have ten (10) years experience in developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large-scale system/programs.

Shall have ten (10) years experience in evaluating project needs, determining tasks and durations, allocating resources, generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule, on MD Agency projects.

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.

Job Category : Information Technology