Staff Cyber Network Security Engineer 5 - TS/SCI/Poly required
- Chantilly, VA
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
The Security Engineer supports overall product health and updates, ensuring baseline products are accredited in accordance with government standards. The Security Engineer uses a variety of processes and toolsets to ensure network/software health and compliance.
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Conduct proof of concept testing
• Design, test, and integrate new security products as directed by the government supervisor or POC
• Integration of security products
• Maintains a robust library of documentation, to include network diagrams for cyber defense capabilities and sensors
• Maintains and conducts routine vulnerability scanning capabilities across networks
• Oversee patching, hardening and baselining activities across networks; ensures other stakeholders are in compliance with established patching/hardening policies
• Maintains, configures and ensures the successful deployment of logging/auditing tools across the networks; ensures logging activities are functional across all networks
• Maintains system baseline and configuration management items, including security event monitoring policies in a manner determined and agreed to by the program management
• Provides engineering documentation, interacts with both engineers and O&M personnel to ensure a complete and functioning system that meets requirements
• Ensures all Network Defense capabilities are kept current, patched, securely configured and communicates status to management
• Analyzes the data flows into, out of, and across networks to ensure security gaps do not exist and data exchange is in line with system classification levels
This position is located in Chantilly, Virginia. NGMSCIMS #LI-M-105
• Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 14 years of related experience, a Master's Degree and 12 years of experience, a PhD with 9 years of experience, or a total of 18 years of experience without a degree.
• Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance
• Expert level experience with Windows and Linux
• Familiarity with penetration tests, assessments and formal information security compliance inspections of Federal government classified systems
• Experience with ICD 503 and A&A process
• Ability to identify alternative and/or innovative solutions or measures to protect networks, often within budgetary or infrastructure constraints
• Expert level ability to maintain, configure and monitor network security applications, network devices, encryption technologies, operating systems (Windows/Unix/Linus), storage appliances
• Hands on experience and practical application securing information technology infrastructures; including but not limited to: operating systems, network topologies/architectures. Major web/database application systems, storage solutions, network perimeter/boundary devices, logging solutions, etc.
• Demonstrates expert level understand of policies and securing data flows and network boundaries; must demonstrate proficiency with large complex architecture and moving data at varying classification/compartmentation levels through IT systems
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications, and briefing skills. Able to communicate complex technical concepts and project information clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively as a member of an integrated team and the ability to negotiate reasonable compromises among a diverse group of stakeholders.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to work in a fast paced, technically challenging area; ability to anticipate changes, problems, or activities, assess impacts and recommend sound solutions.
• Strong fundamental understanding of complex, intertwined systems and data flows and years of practical experience in the Federal IT Security space
• Able to work independently and motivated, capable of working across teams and organizations.
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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