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Cyber/SSE RMF Operations Manager - Top Secret Clearance Required

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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.This is a Cyber/Systems Security Engineering management position in a Risk Management Framework (RMF) & defensive cyber operations environment that is 100% executed in support of National Security Space missions. These missions rely upon the community-based implementation of the RMF's continuous monitoring tasks, with periodic formal, independent assessments. This Manager position for Cyber/SSE performs hiring and management of Cyber/SSE personnel who fulfill the ISSE and ISSO roles for operational systems. The manager must be highly skilled and a leader in the area of RMF implementation and defensive cyber operations. The manager's staff are responsible for performing the full range of ISSE/ISSO duties, including but not limited to: reviewing security logs, tuning security tools, updating System Security Plans, verifying security control efficacy, and analyzing the security impact of changes to the system.Cyber/SSE RMF Ops Manager Responsibilities include:

  • Allocating staff across multiple programs; planning staff transition events; hiring/recruiting; conducting performance reviews; and coaching staff to meet goals.
  • Working in a dynamic engineering environment, where the Cyber/SSE manager may lead and assign staff to major assessment events in support of re-authorization.
  • Acting as the Cyber/SSE Cost Account Manager (CAM) for Earned Value Management System (EVMS) managed programs
  • Lead or oversee engineering trades of alternative approaches to best meet security requirements for complex mission-unique changes to Ground Segment or Communication Segment functionality.
  • Lead or oversee engineering trades to Identify secure interface alternatives and communications protocols for complex ground system environments, whether in a dedicated computing infrastructure, or a shared cloud-like environment, utilizing containerization and microservices architectures.
  • Lead or oversee engineering documentation for RMF/CyberOps practices and procedures.
  • Using Agile techniques, such as Kanban, to schedule one-time and recurring activities.
  • Providing staff and leadership towards architecting security scanning and patching activities, to include developing and communicating metrics for continuous improvement.
  • Providing staff and leadership towards Conducting system vulnerability scanning, remediation and patch management activities on Windows and Red Hat operating systems and various COTS/GOTS applications, including those within virtualized and/or cloud environments.
  • Providing staff and leadership towards Evaluating the security posture of containerized applications and developing remediation approaches to improve overall security.
  • Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, overseeing software patch installation, other flaw remediation, antivirus updates, and continuous monitoring (ConMon) activities.
  • Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the system security authorization package. Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in STEM Science Technology Engineering Math and 6 years IT security experience
    • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI
    • CISSP Certification
    • Exposure to requirements analysis and decomposition
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Systems Engineering processes, milestones and SDLC
    • Ability and interest in travel, up to 25%, with OCONUS surges when required.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science; Electrical, Aerospace or Computer Engineering
      • 2 years experience in a technical leadership position in the Defense/Aerospace Industry
      • 5 years experience in the Defense Aerospace Industry
      • 3 years experience managing small teams
      • 1 year experience as Cost Account Manager (CAM) on an EVMS-managed program
      • Use of common Agile tool suites (Jira, Confluence, etc) and/or Kanban practices#CoSpaceSalary Range: $108,700 USD - $163,100 USD 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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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