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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 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.

We have an opening for a Cyber Security Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the NOALS organization. This position will be located at Schriever AFB Colorado Springs.

What You'll get to Do:

• Must have the experience and maturity to work with small teams and interface with customers and senior managers. This position is primarily focused on the Operations & Sustainment of several interconnected networks; however, knowledge of the System Engineering processes, Agile development, and DevOps is essential for mission success

• Assist in the implementation of the required government policy to make recommendations on project tailoring, participate in and document project activities

• Develop and integrate deployment automation tools based on ANSIBLE to support system deployment and hardening

• Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports

• Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M). Periodically, conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's + 5 years' experience; Master's + 3 years; PhD + 0 years of experience

• TS/SCI Clearance with Counter Intelligence (CI) Polygraph (Desired)

• Ability to take/pass counterintelligence (CI) polygraph

• Security + or other DoD 8570 approved certification

• Cybersecurity foundation with working knowledge of cyber technologies, Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

• Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, performing software patch installation, other flaw remediation, antivirus updates, and Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) activities

• Familiarity with the configuration and operation of the following: DISA Automated Security Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) - Tenable Security Center/Nessus, Endpoint Security Solutions/Host Based Security System (ESS/HBSS), McAfee Endpoint tools, Splunk, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker, and Xacta

• Experience designing or operating systems/networks and/or using industry platform hardening practices such as Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation, and performing system scanning, analysis, remediation, mitigation, and reporting cybersecurity vulnerabilities discovered through use of ACAS or other compliance tools

• Experience with VMware products, ESXi, vCenter, virtual machines, and clustering

• Experience in Server System Administration and troubleshooting analysis in some or all of the following platforms: Linux, Windows servers/clients, and Oracle/SQL Databases

• Experience in clearing and disposition of hardware in accordance with security policies and procedures

• Proficiency in Microsoft Visio, Project, Word, PowerPoint and Excel Office Products

• Position is normally Mon - Fri: may require on-call, evening, and weekend support during system anomalies or mission requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated Cybersecurity Analyst foundation with strong working knowledge and understanding of Cyber technologies, Risk Management Framework (RMF) process

• Strong foundation and working knowledge in the configuration and operation of the following: DISA Automated Security Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) - Tenable Security Center/Nessus, Endpoint Security Solutions/Host Based Security System (ESS/HBSS), McAfee Endpoint tools, Splunk, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker, and Xacta

• Experience as a Unix and/or Windows System Administrator

• Experience using ANSIBLE, CHEF, or PUPPET to automate system hardening and STIG compliance settings

• Experience with software deployment automation based on Microsoft SCCM or ANSIBLE

• Experience developing and maintaining ANSIBLE playbooks

• Experience scripting on Linux, UNIX, or Windows servers and Workstations

• Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining Active Directory and Group Policy for Windows 10 and Server 16

• Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining system backups

• Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining NFS/CIFS file systems

• Experience hardening server and client systems using DoD STIGS

• Experience or understanding in serial communication

• Experience with COMSEC integration

• Experience using and/or maintaining Atlassian applications: Jira, BitBucket, Confluence, Bamboo

• Experience designing/implementing/maintaining a Continuous Integration environment

• Experience and knowledge of Juniper network design and testing methodologies using Juniper routers, switches, and firewalls

• Experience in protocol analyzers and sniffers capabilities (e.g., Wireshark), DoD authentication & encryption methods/capabilities (e.g., Taclane, TACACS+, RADIUS), and Network Management Systems (e.g., Solarwinds) or NAS/SAN technologies (e.g., NetApp)

• Hands on experience with any of the following tools:


Confluence and Jira

Microsoft SCCM

ACAS/ Nessus Repository

WSUS/YUM Repository

VMWare Horizon, vSphere, or vCenter

Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP

Continuous Integration with Jenkins, SonarQube, or Bamboo

PostgreSQL SQL/Oracle Database

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow for employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of of benefits including healthcare 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.

Salary Range: $92,000-$138,000

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