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.
The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!
We are seeking a team member who wants to solve interesting, complex problems to help protect our nation. We are a trusted mission payload and ground system provider with extensive experience providing end-to-end mission solutions from concept through operations and support. The team you will support is located at our Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA.
What you'll get to do?
As a Cyber Systems Engineer on this team, you will act as the Cyber Subject Matter Expert and ensure compliance within the Risk Management Framework. You will identify and perform research, analysis, evaluation, development and test of technologies from industry, academia, and other government organizations, to include Commercial Off- The-Shelf (COTS), Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS), and open source technologies, for applicability to solving Cyberspace Operations deficiencies and capability gaps, improving existing Cyberspace Operations and enabling capabilities and/or generating new Cyberspace Operations capabilities. Additionally, you will provide systems engineering recommendations and assist with the planning and execution of development efforts for complex software and hardware systems, and systems of systems.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Have fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, network technologies, system development life-cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications
Understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work accordingly, have strong verbal/written communication skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, and strong analytical capabilities with the interest in applying troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve problems.
Develop and document technical standard operating processes and procedures as needed
Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment
Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration
Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the security plan
Provide analysis, design, development, implementation and security assessments to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD RMF Knowledge Service guidance.
Serve as a Cyber Security engineer (ISSE) supporting high-level technical and practical expertise
Apply Cyber Security technologies, including COMSEC, COMPUSEC, EMSEC, and OPSEC, computer systems, digital communications systems, network protocols, computer architectures, and computer security penetration tools and techniques
Apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of Cyber Security implementation
Support the continuous assessment of IA Control compliance for the program
Creates milestones, metrics and monitors adherence to software plans and schedules, identifies problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or adapting to changing contractual specifications.
Leads the documentation contributions of others assigned to the program from technical, support, and administrative areas
Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer:
Active DoD Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI access or active SCI access
Bachelor's degree with 2 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
Excellent communication (written and oral), negotiation and interpersonal skills necessary to support known Information Systems Security Engineering type activities/challenges working with engineering teams, management, customers, partners and government
Experience in a Systems Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements and testing of cybersecurity controls.
Experience in a Systems Engineering role during the successful execution of the Risk Management Framework for the initialization of a new system asset in Xacta or SNOW
Experience with Agile development
One or more certifications from the following:
ISC 2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ISC 2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)
EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
Salary Range: $93,500 - $140,300
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.
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.