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Northrop Grumman Principal or Sr. Principal Cyber Protection Engineers (Uncleared) in San Diego, California

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Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

We are looking for multiple Principal OR Sr. Principal Cyber Protection Engineers for our Defense Systems sector. The qualified applicants will become part of the Aerospace Cyber Effects (ACE) Group. These positions can be located in San Diego CA, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA. May consider virtual / telework with regular travel (approximately 30%) to a local Northrop Grumman facility and customer locations.

As a member of the ACE Group, you will develop, deliver, and mitigate non-kinetic/cyber weapons targeting Weapons Systems.

Your duties will be to:

  • Research and identify vulnerabilities on avionics and embedded systems

  • Perform vulnerability analysis of applications, operating systems, or weapons systems.

  • Evaluate system security configurations

  • Reverse engineer and perform analysis of complex software and systems to determine functionality, intent, and vulnerabilities of software systems

  • Develop cyber exploits for avionics and embedded systems

  • Conduct penetration tests on avionics and embedded systems

  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and integration of Offensive Cyber Operations tools on weapons systems

  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and integration of Defensive Cyber countermeasures on weapons systems

  • Contribute to the preparation of technical reports and briefings

In this role, you will apply your extensive technical expertise, knowledge in many related disciplines, and creativity to develop solutions to some of the most challenging operational problems the US Government has. You will work independently and will be given considerable latitude in determining the correct path to accomplish the operational objectives of the customer. You will represent the organization and support the team lead on technical matters.

"This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

Job Category : Information Technology