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Principal Cyber Sys Engr - Huntsville, AL #7249816

Company: Northrop Grumman

Date: 01/24/2020

Category: Aerospace / Defense

City: Huntsville, AL

How do cyber terrorists get past the industries best? They don't. There are too many cyber professionals fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening at Northrop Grumman Mission systems is for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Principal Cyber Systems Engineer will provide support for the Cybersecurity team in implementation and maintenance for RMF compliance, and in the development and interpretation of cybersecurity requirements as part of the Information Technology (IT) acquisition development process and assisting with the formulation of cybersecurity/IT budgets. This position is not limited to, but intended to focus in the area of Tactical / Enterprise hardening of systems

Cyber process / policy documentation will be generated and / or modified in this position. Customer interaction and/or presentation may also be required. Therefore good written and/or verbal communication skills are very important for this team.

The primary role of this position includes working as part of a team to: Analyze, estimate, validate and report to all levels from peers to senior decision makers on the Cyber Risk level of the program. This position will perform and/or evaluating vulnerability assessments on Windows and RedHat operating systems utilizing approved government provided Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). The candidate must interface with: system architecture design teams to provide feedback on cyber requirements; operations and support organizations to coordinate and perform regular cyber assessments. The performance of these tasks will identify deficiencies as well as potential improvements to the existing IBCS system's cyber posture and its ability to obtain/maintain an Authority to Operate (ATO). This position has the potential for opportunities to participate in projects concerning one or more of the following areas: Software Assurance, Site Assessments, Program Protection Planning (PPP), and/or RMF cyber system trade studies for various system architectures

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

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



Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of IT experience experience; or a Master's and 3 years; 4 additional years of IT experience in lieu of a college degree.

• Security scanning experience with one or more of following: ACAS, SCAP, Fortify, Coverity.

• Programming/Scripting experience or education

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Must hold Security+ CE certification or be able to obtain one within 6 months of assignment

• Strong problem solving skills

• Knowledge of Risk Management Framework a must

• Active secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• Technical writing experience

• Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) is highly desired.

• Experience with technical activity for design, integration, test, and delivery of technical products

• Experience in coding a huge plus

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.

Job Category : Information Technology


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