Staff Cyber Systems Engineer (TS/SCI)

    • Redondo Beach, CA

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you!

As a Staff Cyber Systems Engineer, you will be developing systems for a variety of spacecraft and other technologies 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.

What you'll get to do:

The Ground Segment Cyber Systems Engineer will plan, define and document the management of information assurance (IA) or cyber security engineering effort including: RMF compliance, security controls traceability and decomposition, security architecture, and design, analysis of Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) mapping. The Ground Segment Cyber Systems Engineer implements, upgrades, and documents the planned phased approach for STIGs and documents quarterly assessments of security controls. The Ground Segment Cyber Systems Engineer will support the design and implementation of automated tools to configure and deploy hardened environment to meet security controls. The Ground Segment Cyber Systems Engineer will engage in a DevSecOps process for the development, integration & test, and deployment of hardened environments to the customer.

  • Lead a team of cybersecurity engineers to define, allocate and control Ground Segment cybersecurity requirements to satisfy Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliance
  • Perform customer requirements elicitation leading to cybersecurity requirements development
  • Lead ground segment cybersecurity level trade studies
  • Define, document, build plan, and manage Information Assurance (IA) or Cyber Security engineering including: security controls traceability and decomposition, security architecture and design, analysis of Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) mapping
  • Implement, upgrade, and document planned phased approach for STIG and security controls
  • Monitor, review, and update STIGs and security controls
  • Lead a team of cybersecurity engineers to create, mature and present comprehensive and cohesive technical charts representative of the appropriate level of maturation for any given milestone meeting and demonstrate team readiness in relation to achieving the milestone entrance and exit criteria
  • Identify required contractual deliverables and non-contractual documentation and drive corresponding updates to closure
  • Coordinate and collaborate with diverse engineering design teams to assist in managing the technical baseline
  • Support multiple engineering insertions simultaneously while ensuring the various maturations are synchronized
  • Determine and develop technical solutions to complex problems independently


Basic Qualifications for Staff Engineer:

  • 14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 12 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 9 years of relevant experience with a PhD ; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI; ability to obtain SAP clearance
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Must be willing and able to travel 10-15%

Proficiency in some of the below is highly beneficial for this role, and we will teach you what you don't know:

  • Experience with Agile development
  • Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers and customers
  • Experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts
  • Excellent technical writing and team building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide a cybersecurity systems engineering team
  • One or more certifications from the following:
    • ISC 2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
    • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • ISC 2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)

Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Rotational Opportunities
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts: Vehicle/Retail Purchases, Events, Memberships
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) membership
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) membership
  • Performance based Incentive Plans
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)--open to all employees, ERGs provide networking, professional development and community outreach opportunities.

This position's standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

As an employee with Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our Total Rewards benefits package which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Northrop Grumman Savings Plan / 401k
  • Education Assistance
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Group Legal
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions (including legal support, dependent care and pet care)
  • Paid Time Off (3 weeks PTO in the first year + 10 Holidays)
  • Fidelity Managed Account Services
  • Career Planning & Professional Development Resources
  • Family leave
  • Adoption support
  • Vacation donation

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