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GBSD OC2 Principal or Sr Principal Cyber Security Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 17, 2020

Job Description:

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP). As a part of the NGSP Team, you will work with experts that develop systems and solutions to keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it is work that makes a difference. 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 us and launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal or Sr Principal Software. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here .

The Candidate shall identify and perform research, analysis, evaluation, development and test of technologies from industry, academia, and other government organizations, to include Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS), and open source technologies, for applicability to solving Cyberspace Operations deficiencies and capability gaps, improving existing Cyberspace Operations and enabling capabilities and/or generating new Cyberspace Operations capabilities. Additionally, the candidate shall provide systems engineering recommendations and assist with the planning and execution of development efforts for complex software and hardware systems, and systems of systems.

What you will get to do, specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Define system security requirements and associated verification methods;
  • Develop security views and viewpoints of the system architecture and design;
  • Identify and assesses vulnerabilities and susceptibility to life cycle disruptions, hazards, and threats;
  • Design proactive and reactive security functions encompassed within a balanced strategy to control asset loss and associated loss consequences;
  • Provide security considerations to inform systems engineering efforts with the objective to reduce errors, flaws, and weakness that may constitute security vulnerability leading to unacceptable asset loss and consequences;
  • Identify, quantify, and evaluate the costs/benefits of security functions and considerations to inform analysis of alternatives, engineering trade-offs, and risk treatment13 decisions;
  • Perform system security analyses in support of decision making, risk management, and engineering trades;
  • Have fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, network technologies, system development life-cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications;
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the security plan
  • Provide analysis, design, development, implementation and security assessments to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD RMF Knowledge Service guidance.
  • Apply Cyber Security technologies, including COMSEC, COMPUSEC, EMSEC, and OPSEC, computer systems, digital communications systems, network protocols, computer architectures, and computer security penetration tools and techniques
  • Apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of Cyber Security implementation
  • Support the continuous assessment of IA Control compliance for the program

    As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

    • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
    • 401k
    • Educational Assistance
    • Life Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
    • Paid Time Off
    • Health & Wellness Resources
    • Employee Discounts

      This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.



      Basic Qualifications:

      • Bachelors or master's degree with a technical emphasis (e.g. Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, EE).
      • Active DoD Secret Clearance (Background investigation within 6 years)
      • Experience in an Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements.
      • Experience with design, implementation, compliance, testing of cybersecurity controls
      • Excellent communication (written and oral), negotiation and interpersonal skills necessary to support known ISSE activities/challenges working with engineering teams, management, customers, partners and governmet

        Principal Engineer :

        • 5 years of experience with Bachelors; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD
        • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)

          Sr Principal Engineer:

          • Bachelor's degree and 9 years of relevant experience; or 7 Years with Masters; or 4 Years with PhD.
          • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)

            Preferred Qualifications

            • IAM Level II/III certification
            • Experience with Model Based Engineering (Cameo preferred)
            • Experience with systems engineering tools (DOORS)
            • Active Top Secret Clearance w/SAP (Background investigation within 6 years)

              % Travel: 10-15%

              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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