Staff Cyber Architect, Solution Train Security Lead (EC) Annapolis Junction, MD

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At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman's Sensing & Secure Solutions Operating Unit is actively seeking a talented Solution Train Security Cyber Architect to join a Northrop Grumman primed program. This position's work location is in Annapolis Junction Maryland and is part of the Mission Systems Sector within Northrop Grumman.

The new team member will be designing and developing new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks. We are seeking a person who is capable of being responsible for leading security related technology decisions, mentoring junior engineers and ISSEs, and demonstrating knowledge/experience of the latest industry software techniques and practices to include Scaled Agile Framework development, Test Driven Development, Containerization, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, software patterns, and other concepts.

The successful candidate should be comfortable with performing most of the following tasks:

  • Maintain, review and manage the design artifacts in the Model (Cameo).

  • Lead a team of ISSEs responsible for implementation of security policies and processes.

  • Co-chair for the Engineering Review Board (ERB) and responsible for Weekly customer Architecture Review meetings.

  • Ensures system security needs are established and maintained for operations development, requirements definition and analysis, risk assessment, systems analysis, system design, model based system engineering concepts, system and security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, sw development based on MBSE design, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recover, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis.

  • Integrates new architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integrations and testing issues.

  • Will interface with external entities including intelligence and other government organizations and agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A current and active TS/SCI Clearance and Polygraph is required.

  • BS + 14 years of exp; MS + 12 years of exp: PhD + 9 years of exp is required.

  • Experience with Agile / SAFe methodologies is required.

  • Experience with designing and developing new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.

  • Experience with ensuring that system security needs are established and maintained for operational development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An ability to interface with external entities is preferred.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience is highly preferred.

  • An ability to mentor, train and coach other teammates is preferred.

  • Experience SysML, Cameo and authoring technical documentations is required.

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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 .

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