Staff Cyber Systems Engineer (San Diego)San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10162129

  • Category: Information Technology

  • 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: 1

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Staff Cyber Systems Engineer to support the Systems Engineering organization in San Diego, CA.

Essential Functions:

The selected candidate will support Development and Sustainment programs and will identify cybersecurity risks and design, develop, integrate, test, and verify system security solutions. The candidate will be responsible for identifying cybersecurity risks, working with stakeholders to develop a technical and programmatic plan for remediation, and driving the incorporation of cybersecurity improvements into the weapon system.

The candidate will leverage leadership skills to engage their customer counterpart as well as other stakeholders to drive improvements into the weapon system’s cybersecurity posture. The ideal candidate is not only an experienced technical leader with exceptional skills in communication and stakeholder engagement, but they are also a highly motivated self-starter.

This role is located on-site in Rancho Bernardo, CA and will require up to 25% travel in support of program needs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field and at least 14 years of related experience, 12 years with a Master’s in STEM field, or 9 years with PhD in STEM field

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Experience in at least one of the following:

  • Managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and working with stakeholders to prioritize and address findings

  • Developing processes and standards to ensure the development of secure products

  • Assessing systems for cybersecurity vulnerabilities

  • Implementing cybersecurity scanning and assessment tools like ACAS or Nessus

  • Developing cybersecurity compliance packages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Program Access

  • Experience getting and maintaining an ATO

Salary Range: $181,400 - $272,200

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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