Principal Cyber/Software Security Assurance Engineer, Dulles, VA

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Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10078561
Category: Engineering
Location: Dulles, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

This is a DevSecOps position is in a 100% Agile development environment focused on building security into ground segment and mission application software.  Cyber Software Security Assurance Engineers are focused on software security assurance activities, such as Static and Dynamic security scanning of application software; other application layer hardening; ensuring Secure Coding Best Practices are followed; and environment/infrastructure hardening per CM Standards (STIGs); infrastructure as code (Ansible scripting, deployment/re-configuration automation).  At the Principal Engineer level, strong technical qualifications with a demonstrate ability to work independently is essential.

Additional Responsibilities for a Principal Cyber/Software Security Assurance Engineer include:

Working as an independent, technical contributor in an Agile engineering environment, where the Cyber Systems Engineer may identify and prioritize security requirements; triage of Static Code Analysis (SCA) tool findings (e.g. Fortify);  Allocate the findings as technical debt in the SwDLC backlog.
Advising software development scrum teams on secure coding practices, security-focused engineering trade studies, and other security best practices.
Conducting system vulnerability scanning, remediation and patch management activities on Windows and Red Hat operating systems and various COTS/GOTS applications, including those within virtualized and/or cloud environments. 
Adjudicating security tool findings by working with software developers, systems engineers, and other engineering disciplines to resolve technical and programmatic cybersecurity concerns.  A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with others is an essential skill.
Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, performing software patch installation, other flaw remediation, antivirus updates, and continuous monitoring (ConMon) activities.
Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the system security authorization package (SSP, SCTM, ConMon Plan, RAR).
Running SCAP SCANs, developing and running NIST 800-53a Verification Procedures and running through manual STIG check lists.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in STEM field

5 years IT security experience in any field

Must have U.S. Citizenship, with a suitability to obtain TS clearance

CISSP Certification

Familiarity with Systems Engineering processes and milestones; understanding of the requirements analysis, decomposition, and allocation process.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

3 years experience in the Defense Aerospace Industry

Active TS security clearance, with SCI eligibility

Commitment to work on-site, Experience working in restricted facilities and using highly sensitive IT systems.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience participating in Systems Engineering milestone reviews, as the cybersecurity focal.

Salary Range: $104,600 USD – $157,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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