Principal Cyber Systems Engineer, Unknown City, VA +5 More

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Unknown City, VA +5 more

Requisition ID: R10085953
Category: Information Technology
Location: Unknown City, VA, USA +5 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a Principal level Cyber Security Engineer to join the Information Security team supporting its mission of defending and protecting the company’s networks, systems, data, intellectual property, and personal information wherever it resides. Experience with security engineering is key for this role.

As a member of the Defense Systems (DS) Cybersecurity Team, this role will directly support in the securing of our entire DS enterprise by providing consultation regarding the secure building of networks, close collaboration with sector business units, staff the teams, and the development of processes that will keep us defining what’s possible.

We want to empower you to bring your best, with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch your career.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements

Develop solutions that shape the organization’s security policies and standards for use in cloud environments

Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy

Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements

Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats

Identify risks and provide guidance regarding remediation of gaps to facilitate a hardened and sustainable solutions

Take ownership of solutions, assignments, actions items and issues, and remain accountable for their completion

Work effectively with other team members, customers and key stakeholders and foster team success

Communicate and collaborate with leadership and technical teams to include systems and network administrators, security engineers, and IT Support teams

Security and risk assessments for services, applications, hardware and systems

Interface with Enterprise Information Security Officer on a regular basis to provide security recommendations for approval

This position will have the ability to work virtually from a home office, with occasional travel to various Northrop Grumman facilities across the country.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s Degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma with 9 years of IT experience is required

Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience with Cyber Security Engineering

Must have experience with the following Security Frameworks: NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171

Candidates must have the ability to obtain a DOD Secret level security clearance as a condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:


STEM degree and/or Business degree preferred

Professional/technical certifications: CISSP, CISM, CCSP, Security Plus, AWS, Azure Certified

DoD 8570 IAT/IAM Level II or III certification

Security Skills

Senior-level cyber security engineering and architecture experience

Experience with interpreting and implementing security compliance standards and guidance including Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) policies and procedures, NIST 800-53 security control framework

Experience in areas such as system security, network, and application security

Knowledge of current and emerging cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls

Contributor for architectural/industry changes in the area of cyber security

Technical Skills

Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

Experience with operating in an Agile/DevOps environment

Experience with Scripting

Advanced knowledge in cyber security principles, networking, architecture, servers, systems design, virtual hosts, configuration management, Identity and Access Management, encryption, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)

Experience in supporting the deployment, configuring, managing, and maintaining any of the below technologies:

Directory Services and Centralized Authentication, such as Active Directory or Red Hat

Identity Manager Vulnerability scanning and management of databases, operating systems, and/or web applications

IDS/IPS and anti-malware tools/technologies

Process Skills

Experience with Agile, Scrum and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Experience operating in an Agile/DevOps environment

Soft skills

Exceptional verbal and written communications.

Quickly learn and adapt to new and changing business/technical concepts, requirements, skills, tools

Goal-oriented team player committed to quality and detail

Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through

Innovative and strategic thinker who is positive, proactive and readily embraces change

Demonstrated ability to explain technical details to a non-technical audience

This position reports to Unknown City, VA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 5 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $104,700 USD – $157,100 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

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085953 2023.01.14

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