Computer Systems Analyst 3

Northrop Grumman is seeking an ISSO-System Administrator to join our team in defining the future. This position will be located in Linthicum, MD. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's IT Solutions team supporting multiple software development activities and several highly visible Space programs managed within Missions Systems sector.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Designs, tests, and implements state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products
  • Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design
  • Creates and maintains Plan Of Action and Milestones (POAM) or Risk Acceptance / Acknowledgement Letters (RALS)
  • Participate in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access
  • Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information
  • technology security research; and may prepare security reports to regulatory agencies
  • Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices
  • outlined in the security plan
  • Participates in internal and external security audits and/or inspections
  • Ensures that all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to-know, and are aware of their
  • security responsibilities before granting access
  • Ensures configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware is maintained and
  • documented
  • Ensures all information system security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized
  • individuals
  • Maintains records, outlining required patches/system upgrades that have been accomplished throughout the information
  • system's life cycle
  • Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs, network switches, telephony
  • equipment, etc.
  • Ensures that all systems/network are compliant and in scope of current accreditation
  • Ensure data is protected and handled per applicable guidance
  • Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises the Information Systems Security
  • Manager (ISSM) of their security relevance
  • Active member of security team
  • Assists with security education and conduct training sessions
  • Detects and report unusual events
  • Directs and monitors program system


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of Computer Security Experience or master's degree with 3 years of Computer Security Experience or 9 years of Computer Security Experience
  • Knowledge of NISPOM information system requirements, particularly chapter 8 and the ability to develop and implement
  • IS certification test(s) and conduct ongoing periodic reviews
  • SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) products
  • Windows/ Linux/ RHEL Administrative and Configuration Experience
  • Experience with Vulnerability scanning using tools such as Nessus/Security Center
  • NIST/RMF/NISPOM/JAFAN/DCID 6/3 knowledge
  • Able to interpret security audit logs to ensure user privileged and/or user compliance
  • Knowledge and experience with Defense Security Service ODAA processes and procedures; familiarity with OBMS
  • Willingness to work after hours or weekends as needed
  • Able to lift 40 lbs
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain certifications to meet DOD 8570 requirements
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must have the ability to travel (up to 10%) as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past or current ISSM/ISSO experience
  • MCITP/MCSA 2008/2012
  • Splunk, UNIX, and/or Solaris Experience
  • Knowledge of windows security / group policy and Cisco networking equipment
  • Familiarity with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Experience in SCIF/SAPF environments
  • ICD 503, JSIG and JAFAN knowledgeable
  • Background or understanding of System Security Plans (SSP)
  • Current 8570 certification (CISSP, Security )
  • Red/Black Cleared
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance with SCI and SAP level access
  • Must be skilled with MS office suite to develop and maintain accreditation package (SSP, Network Drawings, Forms, etc.) and have good verbal skills to communicate with the programs
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
  • Must be able to establish, maintain, and disestablish Information Systems ("Cradle to Grave")
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

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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