Principal System Security Engineer (Top Secret Clearance AHT)Kirtland Afb, NM

Requisition ID: R10161850

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a System Security Engineer, Top Secret Clearance in support of Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at the 705th Combat Training Squadron in the USAF. Through the DMOC, warfighters at locations around the globe face realistic threat scenarios to practice tactics and procedures. The DMOC architecture integrates virtual and constructive simulations across various networks to support a synthetic battlespace that model’s weapons and Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. This role will help foster the establishment and maintenance of a world class Software and Digital Technologies organization in Albuquerque, NM.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. You have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and you are comfortable engaging with the internal and external customers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related discipline with at least 5 years of experience in information security in relation to DoD systems.

  • Three to five (3-5) years of demonstrated experience performing assessments of systems and networks within the network environment or enclave to identify where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations as defined in NIST SP 800-53 in support of system accreditation under RMF

  • Three to five (3-5) years of demonstrated experience conducting comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by DoD information technology (IT) systems to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls as defined in NIST SP 800-37

  • Two plus (2+) years of demonstrated experience developing and maintaining Information Assurance (IA) artifacts in support of ongoing system accreditation.

  • Two plus (2+) years of demonstrated experience conducting comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems and provide recommendations for risk mitigation.

  • Shall have upon hire: Minimum Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II certification and able to achieve IAT III certification within 6 months of entrance on duty.

  • Shall have upon hire: Top Secret security clearance with SCI and SAP/SAR eligibility

  • Shall achieve within 6 months of entrance on duty: Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level III certification. The Senior Systems Security Engineer shall maintain certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M continuing education program (CPE) through the Period of Performance of the contract.

Salary Range: $101,900 - $152,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.