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Northrop Grumman Cyber Engineer - A&A (21-004) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we 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. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Cyber Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • The Cyber A&A Engineer will utilize their Assessment & Authorization (A&A) background to analyze ACAS scans for continuous system Authorization.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to work in collaboration with stake holders (e.g., Product Owners, Cyber peers, Program Office technical/management staff, and other Functional Areas) to assess system vulnerabilities, generate engineering responses for system POA&Ms, and conduct risk analysis for Risk Acceptance Requests (RARs).

  • All tasks are executed in 2-week Agile sprints and the Cyber A&A Engineer will work on an Agile Product team reporting directly to the A&A Product Owner.

  • The Cyber A&A Engineer may need to assist in the creation and updating of RMF packages in the eMASS tool.

  • This position will straddle between the Hwy83 and Schriever Air Force Base work locations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 2 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 7 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level I or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Solid Cybersecurity engineering skills with a working knowledge of Cyber technologies, NIST standards, DoDI 8500.2, and Risk Management Framework (RMF) 800-53

  • Excellent technical document preparation and verbal communication

  • Thorough understanding of ACAS outputs

  • Hands-on analysis of scan data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience managing Cyber Tasking Orders / IAVAs workflow

  • Python scripting

  • IT Automation Engine development (e.g., Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc)

  • Some experience patching & maintaining Configuration Management of complex and disparate enterprise systems

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements




Salary Min: $81,680

Salary Max: $122,520

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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