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Northrop Grumman SMORS Principal Cyber Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

As a Cyber Systems Engineer, you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... until they're not

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program as a Cyber Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO, and some travel may be required.

What You'll Get to Do:

Lead the program's Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities on authorization package preparation and maintenance.

Work with the program's System Program Office (SPO) contractor and government personnel on updating systems eMASS records.

Update RMF authorization packages in eMASS with implementation details for system/site specific security controls.

Coordinate, collect, prepare, and maintain RMF body of evidence documentation relevant to operational processes, procedures and site specific information.

Conduct annual security controls assessment to support continuous monitoring.

Provide input to Security Assessment Reports (SAR) and Risk Assessment Reports (RAR).

Prepare, update, and import (into eMASS) artifacts such as Test Results (TR), Authorization Boundary Diagrams (ABD), Network Topologies, Flow-diagrams, Hardware and Software listings, Ports, Protocols, and Services Management documentation, supporting Assessment and Authorization activities and maintain the Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M).

Perform assessments of non-technical RMF artifacts and identify where those artifacts deviate RMF control requirements

Perform assessment of systems and networks within the networking environment and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits using STIG Viewer, SCAP, etc

Periodically conduct a complete review of each program support and operational system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, NIST, DoD), making recommendations on process tailoring, participating in and documenting process activities

Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining assessment and authorization of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, control certification test, compliance documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research, inspections, and periodic audits.

Perform analyses to validate established cybersecurity controls and requirements and to recommend cybersecurity safeguards

Coordinate across the program to address identified deficiencies during RMF assessment activities

What does success look like? As a successful employee, you will:

Be an active and integral member of your team

Channel your enthusiasm to innovate

Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security

Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Education Assistance

Health & Wellness Resources

Life insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Employee Discounts

Flexible schedules on some programs, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule 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:

Education/Experience: 5 years applicable experience with Bachelors degree from an accredited college; 3 years with Masters; 0 with a PhD. Applicable experience may be substituted for degree.

Active DoD Secret clearance required to start

DoD 8570.01M IAT II certification (Security+ CE, CCNA Security, GSEC, SSCP, etc.)

Security engineering skills with a solid background DoD/Federal cybersecurity policy (i.e., DoDI 8500.01, NIST SP 800-53, etc.).

Thorough understanding and utilization of Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).

Solid understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Cybersecurity Lifecycle to include: identifying controls and overlays, generating testable requirements, providing analysis of vulnerability analyses, conducting verification testing for compliance assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions (e.g.LogRhythm).

Experience with Host Based Security System (HBSS).

Experience with the Xylok RMF Compliance Auditing application

Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)

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: $101,200-$151,800

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