Cybersecurity Systems EngineerSan Antonio, TX

Requisition ID: R10163678

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: 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

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and 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!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Mission Defense Cyber Team has an opening for a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer supporting the Sentinel program based out of San Antonio, TX campus. A Cybersecurity Systems Engineer (CSSE) assess/evaluates the customers’/stakeholders’ cybersecurity requirements to decompose, derive, and refine with clarity the system’s cybersecurity requirements to drive the built-in cybersecurity protections to the architecture and design. The CSSE also guides/supports the security layout / architecture and influences the security tools selection and development. The CSSE evaluates/assess the proposed and realized implementation to identify security risks and verify the cybersecurity protections from the design are realized and integrated. The CSSE guides/supports the development of verification efforts to ensure the cybersecurity protections / capabilities are functional, effective, and complete. A CSSE supports the definition of security governance, and risk management.

As a Cyber Systems Engineer on this team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work within the Cybersecurity Engineering Group to provide technical decisions and guidance to enable timely, high quality product deliveries and flight test events that meet mission requirements

  • Partner and collaborate with other program systems engineers across Integrated Product Teams to accomplish program requirements and meet mission objectives

  • As a member of a team of specialized NGMS cybersecurity engineers, support the development and enhancement of Launch and Missile Defense systems

  • Participate as part of an extended team of US government, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Northrop Grumman Space, and supplier cybersecurity practitioners across multiple program locations

  • Ensure weapon system compliance with all contractually obligated cybersecurity standards and guidance, including but not limited to CNSSI 1253, DoD 8140, DoD 8510, and AFI 17-101

  • Propose and design systems architecture changes with traceability to requirements

  • Provide Cyber implementation guidance and oversight across technical teams

  • Develop and document technical standard engineering processes and procedures as needed

  • Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment of computer systems, digital communications systems, networking devices, computer architectures, and computer security penetration tools and techniques

  • Participate in cybersecurity assessment activities and review cybersecurity assessment methods, plans, procedures, and reports

  • Provide input to program milestones and metrics, adhering to cybersecurity-relevant plans and schedules

  • Identify problems and research technical solutions to resolve these problems

  • Apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of Cyber Security implementation

  • Solve complex problems across disciplines in an Agile, DevSecOps environment

Basic Qualifications for a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience in Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science; Master’ degree with 0+ years of experience in Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science; or 6 years’ experience in a cyber system engineering related fields in lieu of a degree.

  • Direct experience utilizing NIST 800-160 system security engineer and/or the system development life cycle

  • Direct experience in one or more of the following Systems Engineering activities: system requirements decomposition/derivation/flow down/traceability, architecture, high-level/detail design, implementation, integration and test, and/or verification & validation.

  • Direct experience supporting the development of RMF assessment and authorization artifacts in accordance with NIST SP 800-37.

  • A current/active DoD Secret clearance.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top-Secret clearance.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Access to the program.

  • In possession of a current IASAE II certification (CISSP preferred) in accordance with DoDI 8140 or able to obtain within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications for Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

  • IASAE level III certified (ISSEP, ISSAP) in accordance with DoD 8140.

  • Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance with additional preference for SAP briefing on the Sentinel program.

  • Software Assurance experience.

  • Expertise with Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) and related tools such as DOORS and Cameo

  • Knowledge of Cyber Security Engineering practices, network technologies, DoD system development life cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications

  • Expertise with containerized software systems in accordance with DoD DevSecOps Reference Design

  • Experience innovating in Cybersecurity Accreditation processes and procedures in a multi-certification (Cyber, Nuclear Surety, etc.) context as part of a Digital Engineering Environment

  • Experience authoring and maintaining critical program documents such as Cybersecurity Strategies, System Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, Security Assessment Plans, etc.

  • Experience in a Systems Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements

  • Excellent communication (written and oral), negotiation, coordination, and interpersonal skills

  • Proven collaboration with program managers and customer representatives to meet program objectives

  • Experience managing and directing efforts following an Agile and DevSecOps process model

  • Proven success analyzing, estimating, and implementing solutions to complex problems spanning multiple engineering disciplines

  • Ability to calmly negotiate challenging program requirements, strategies, and conflicting constraints among a large and diverse group of program stakeholders.

What We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

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.

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