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Sr Principal Cyber Systems Engineer - Top Secret Clearance Required

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 20, 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

As a Sr Principal Cybersecurity Systems Engineer, you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... until they're not.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Participate within an Agile environment, meeting in regular scrums, and developing stories to move the WS's cyber posture forward.
  • Lead/host bi-weekly the Cyber Integrated Project Team (IPT) and quarterly Cybersecurity Working Groups (CWG) with the government cyber team
  • Lead assigned cyber personnel in performing assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits using Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) Viewer, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Xylok, etc and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments utilizing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS).
  • Establish/adhere to strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of systems.
  • Support program test milestones through pre-test preparations, participating in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required artifacts supporting authorization.
  • Assist the program test team in identifying where cybersecurity requirements may be inhibiting mission requirements and develop/recommend solutions that balances the overall risk to the system and mission requirements.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, NIST), making recommendations on process tailoring, participating in and documenting process activities.
  • Perform assessments of non-technical Risk Management Framework (RMF) artifacts received as Government Furnished Information (GFI), identify where those artifacts deviate RMF control requirements, and draft Deficiency Reports (DR).
  • Lead the cybersecurity analysis and draft Courses of Action (COA) for government approval. This is achieved through a thorough understanding of routing and switching, firewalls, IP, timing sources, and other cybersecurity technologies.
  • Manage/Perform "lock-down" of systems to include STIG settings, patch updates, Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA), Information Assurance Vulnerability Bulletins (IAVB), Time Compliance Network Orders (TCNO), and Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO)
  • Perform analyses to validate established cybersecurity controls and requirements and recommend cybersecurity safeguards.
  • Oversee/prepare/update eMASS Test Results (TR), Authorization Boundary Diagrams (ABD), Network Topologies, Flow-diagrams, Hardware and Software listings, Ports, Protocols, and Services Management documentation, and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) supporting regular updates to eMASS packages and Continuous Monitoring activities.Minimal travel is expected. This position will be based in our Colorado Springs airport facility.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 9 years of systems security engineering experience; or 7 years' experience with a Master's degree
    • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification IAT/IAM Level III CISSP, or higher-level certification
    • Must have U.S. Citizenship with current or active DoD Top Secret clearance
    • Experience and knowledge of Cybersecurity technologies, NIST, CNSS, and RMF governance.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience supporting Department of Defense/USAF program office or contractor development/sustainment activities with focus in system level requirements and RMF Security Control derivation knowledge
    • Proficiency in the implementation of cybersecurity requirements relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation
    • Experience using the DOORS requirements management tool
    • Experience in the design, develop, integration, and updates of system security documentation for component and interface specifications to support system resiliencyPreferred Qualifications:
      • Active or current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
      • Experience with Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker (SCC), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), and Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) (formally HBSS)
      • Experience in analyzing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support.
      • Experience with Software Assurance (SwA) static and dynamic code analysis
      • Familiarity with Agile software development methodology
      • Knowledge of cyber operations and operational impacts to system designs#CoSpace

        Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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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