Cybersecurity Engineer Systems 4

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of major technological advancements throughout our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Aerospace Systems is currently looking for a Cyber Security Engineer 4. This candidate will perform system security engineering activities supporting all phases of systems development in the areas of Cybersecurity / Information Assurance (IA) / system security engineering, and security assessment and authorization (A&A) as per RMF (Risk Management Framework) for multiple programs and R&D activities at the Melbourne, Florida location for embedded and large-scale distributed DoD avionics, computer, and communication systems.

Specific responsibilities

  • Define system security requirements, architecture, design, development, evaluation, certification, and accreditation for embedded and large-scale, distributed DoD avionics, computer, and communications systems.
  • Work with subcontractors and commercial vendors in the selection and evaluation of secure operating systems, applications, networks, hardware, databases, etc.
  • Present information in a positive manner to management and customers.

General responsibilities

  • Work on multiple simultaneous tasks.
  • Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to programs.
  • Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative.
  • Derive assignments using self-initiative, then pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Develop advanced technological ideas and guide their development into a final product.
  • Serve as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.
  • Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.
  • Collaborate on project management activities including planning, scheduling, budgeting and earned value.
  • Lead security business development and acquisition activities including proposal development, estimation and technical evaluation responses.
  • Apply risk management concepts to mitigate vulnerabilities in security architectures.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and teambuilding skills. Strong writing and oral presentation skills; ability to write final-version deliverable technical documents and reports

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in a in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field of study from an accredited university
  • Minimum 9 years proven experience directly related to system/software engineering; 7 years with a Masters' degree in STEM discipline; 5 years with a PhD in STEM discipline
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in Cybersecurity / Information Assurance (IA), and/or System Security Engineering
  • Minimum active DoD Top Secret clearance (required to start)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP) level access clearance
  • Ability to travel occasionally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong systems engineering knowledge of military/intelligence systems
  • Deep understanding of the development, monitoring, and enforcement of CyberseIA procedures and processes for classified information processing systems, to include implementation of system auditing
  • Expertise in the design and developing of system security engineering products and system security architectures, including development of CONOPS, Cybersecurity, IA requirements, and IA test plans/procedures
  • Strong Knowledge of architecture/design practices for DoD system high, multi-level secure (MLS), and cross-domain systems
  • Demonstrated experience implementing cryptographic algorithms in software
  • Certification in one of the following: DoDI 8570 (CISSP, ...), GSE, SCNA, GSLC, CISM
  • Proven capabilities in developing security documentation in support of system security A&A (IATT/ATO) and compliance, including RMF/DIACAP, DoDI 8500.2, NIST SP 800-53
  • Networking, firewalls, intrusion detection, and penetration testing experience
  • Experience with HAIPE and/or NSA Type 1 crypto/key management development and integration
  • Strong Knowledge of architecture/design practices for DoD system high, multi-level secure (MLS), and cross-domain systems
  • Exposure to multiple operating systems (i.e. Linux, Solaris, Windows, etc.)
  • Familiarity with system architecture modeling, DODAF, UML, SysML, and use case development
  • Experience in key management for COTS/GOTS cryptographic units embedded in large systems
  • Proficiency in proposal development, program management, and business development

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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