Northrop Grumman Engineer Software 4 in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Software Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The selected candidate will have a focus on cybersecurity, should be a self-starter and satisfy the essential functions below.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for supporting the government Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of the system based on the Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Categorizing the system in accordance with Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 1253, selecting and tailoring security controls defined NIST SP 800-53, providing a cybersecurity risk assessment and deriving cybersecurity requirements from cybersecurity controls and risk mitigations

  • Working with each Integrated Product Team (IPT) to develop architectures and designs that meet cybersecurity requirements, and reviewing all system architectures, designs, and changes to ensure they do not have an adverse cybersecurity impact

  • Responsible for coordinating control selection, planned implementations, and risk assessments with the customer to ensure the concerns of the Authorizing Official (AO) are addressed

  • Act as a resourceful point of contact for the program

  • Providing technical leadership and assume overall accountability for the success of the program

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate should have good coordination, communications, planning, and interpersonal skills. Approximately 10% travel will be required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of software engineering experience OR

  • Master's Degree in STEM and 7 years of software engineering experience, OR 4 years experience with a STEM PhD.

  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, including how it relates to system requirements and architecture

  • Certificate meeting the IASAE job category for DoD 8570.1-M (CASP CE, CISSP or CSSLP)

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret clearance

  • The ability to obtain special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

  • Understanding of multi-level security, attack trees and risk assessment

  • CISSP certification is preferred

  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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.