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Principal / Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

Join Northrop Grumman - Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS). As a part of the NGMS Team, you will work with experts throughout the enterprise 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, the work 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.


At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to get at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history.

We are seeking cleared or clearable Principal and Senior Principal Cyber System Engineers to provide technical leadership on the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent team for our defense customer in Huntsville, AL.


What You'll get to Do:

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. 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.

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • 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;
  • Understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work accordingly, have strong verbal/written communication skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, and strong analytical capabilities with the interest in applying troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve problems.
  • Develop and document technical standard operating processes and procedures as needed
  • Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment
  • 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.
  • Serve as a Cyber Security engineer (ISSE) supporting high-level technical and practical expertise
  • 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
  • Creates milestones, metrics and monitors adherence to software plans and schedules, identifies problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or adapting to changing contractual specifications.
  • Leads the documentation contributions of others assigned to the program from technical, support, and administrative areas



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

    Qualifications:

    This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Sr. Principal Level.

    Basic Qualifications for a Principal Cyber Systems Engineer are:


    • 5 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of experience with Masters; 0 Years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
    • Must possess or be able to obtain Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
    • Experience in a Systems Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements.


      Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer are:


      • 9 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree; 7 years of experience with Masters; 4 Years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
      • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
      • Must possess or be able to obtain Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification by August 2020
      • Experience in a Systems Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements.


        Preferred Qualifications


        • Bachelors or master's degree with a technical emphasis (e.g. Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, EE).
        • IAM Level II/III certification (CISSP, CISM, GSLC, CASP CE, CAP).
        • 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 government
        • Experience with Model Based Engineering (Cameo preferred)
        • Experience with systems engineering tools (DOORS)
        • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI

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