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Principal / Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: RCategory: Information TechnologyLocation: Huntsville - AL, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimeAt 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.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 Defense Systems is searching for Principal Cyber Systems Engineer (multiple positions) to join the Command and Control, Communication and Computer Missile Defense (C4MD) Business Unit Programs, in Huntsville, AL.The selected candidates' responsibilities include: Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.The selected individuals will be part of a Cybersecurity Team working to ensure compliancy with DoD directives such as 8510.01 and NIST 800-53 (RMF) for projects/programs to include the tactical systems and development environments. This position is not limited to, but intended to focus in the area of Tactical / Enterprise hardening of systems. This position will be expected to generate and/or modify Cyber process / policy documentation. Therefore good written and verbal communication skills are very important for this position. A primary responsibility for this position includes working as part of a team to: Analyze, estimate, validate and report to all levels from peers to senior decision makers on the Cyber Risk level of the program. The selected candidates will perform and/or evaluating vulnerability assessments on Windows and RedHat operating systems utilizing approved government provided Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). The selected candidates must interface with: system architecture design teams to provide feedback on cyber requirements; operations and support organizations to coordinate and perform regular cyber assessments. The performance of these tasks will identify deficiencies as well as potential improvements to existing system's cyber posture and its ability to obtain/maintain an Authority to Operate (ATO). This position has the potential for opportunities to participate in projects concerning one or more of the following areas: Software Assurance, Site Assessments, Program Protection Planning (PPP), and/or RMF cyber system trade studies for various system architectures.Basic Qualifications:Principal level: 9 Years of experience with high school diploma; 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. U.S. Citizenship is requiredSenior Principal: 13 years of experience with high school diploma; 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. U.S. Citizenship is RequiredActive Secret Security Clearance is requiredAbility to travel is requiredStrong communication and interpersonal skillsTechnical knowledge/experience of one or more of the following: Java, C++, PythonAbility to review program generated code and comments, analyze technical vulnerability finding reports, and discuss both at a technical level with program software teamDoD 8570 baseline certification for an IAT Level II or higher within six (6) months of hireKnowledge of the Systems Engineering Life CycleExperience performing security audits (reviewing systems and / or security log files for anomalies)Security+ and/or Linux+ CertificationPreferred Qualifications:Micro Focus Fortify Static Application Security experience is a plusIT system administration experience / knowledge is also a plusExperience leading a small teamDemonstrated ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and in writing) with team members, managers, and customers on complex and difficult engineering/software issues pertaining to assigned tasksEmployees 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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