Principal Engineer Software - Cyber Security (San Diego CA)San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10155366

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: San Diego, California, 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, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

If you want to put your talent, experience, and passions to use and be part of something greater, you are in the right place.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer Software (Cyber Security) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization in San Diego , California , where we define possible.

Join our team to work in an embedded technology environment to develop software working with real time operating systems for use in flight and mission critical systems. We build complex aircraft systems using the latest technologies including simulation, cloud computing, DevSecOps, and cyber that can rapidly evolve to deliver enhanced capabilities for fielded systems, modernizing in partnership with our customers to meet their most complex missions. Bring your innovative ideas and ingenuity, to help us define possible and have some fun along the way.

In this position will perform security engineering within a networking environment or enclave. Perform active evaluations such as compliance and vulnerability tests and adjudicate deviations from acceptable configurations, and policies. Provide Cybersecurity Assessment support and serve as a Cybersecurity expert throughout all stages of acquisition, systems engineering, and maintenance processes. Ensure system designs and implementations are consistent with policies, requirements, and directives, including compliance with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Security Requirements Guides (SRGs), Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Identify Cyber vulnerabilities and compliance issues. Remediate existing vulnerabilities or develop mitigations that minimize risks and work with the program to incorporate findings into the system POA&M.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Administer strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of systems.

  • Support security process, analysis, coordination, assessment, documentation, software research.

  • Provide security impacts and risk assessments of new system components and emerging technologies.

  • Assist in the implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), through the required government policy (i.e., NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-37, CNSSI, etc.), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities.

  • Implement, document, test and verify established security requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering from an accredited university. 5 Years with BS; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD

  • In addition to DoD 8570 IAM Level I, one of the following IAT Level II/ IAM Level I Certifications (Network+ CE, or Security+ CE)

  • Experience with compliance and vulnerability reporting tools (SCAP, ACAS, Nmap, SAST).

  • Must possess familiarity/knowledge of both Windows and UNIX/Linux based platforms as well as basic systems engineering principles and concepts.

  • Experience using and working with fundamental information technology principles, concepts and techniques to including software languages, design concepts, test methods, and integration practices.

  • Experience in the field of cybersecurity including common terms, fundamental technical elements, network security, operating system security, and software security.

  • Must possess familiarity and conceptual understanding of TCP/IP and Ethernet networking.

  • Active Top Secret (in-scope) clearance, with the ability to obtain (and maintain) special program access (PAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the implementation of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) special publications, federal regulations, and DoD policies.

  • Experience in documenting the security posture of an information system and reporting on security controls assigned to the system.

  • Strong organizational, and communication skills and experience working with people at a variety of levels within the organization.

  • Experience with system vulnerability management and security patch implementation as well as direct experience with DoD A&A activities, security processes, and documentation/reporting using RMF, NIST, or CNSSI guidance as required.

  • Experience submitting authorization inputs and artifacts to support authorizing authority’s ongoing assessment and authorization decisions.

  • Experience performing moderately complex security information technology tasks independently and validating security assessments and reviews.

  • Experience applying security hardening to information systems and networks under the guidance of the RMF.

  • Masters STEM degree with experience performing Information Systems Security duties In addition to DoD 8570 IAM Level I, one of the following IAT Level II Certifications (Network+ CE or Security+ CE), and one of the following higher level certifications (CEH, CASP+, CISM, CISSP).

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

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.