Northrop Grumman Information Assurance Engineer in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

How do cyber terrorists get past the industries best? They don't. There are too many of us 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, the Information Systems team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems 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 in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division at Northrop Grumman is the place for you!

We are looking for a Information Assurance Engineerwith a Full Scope Polygraph to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. Our culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people.

The Information Assurance Engineer identifies overall security requirements for the proper handling of data, and assist architects and system developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security; enforces the design and implementation of trusted relationships among external systems and architectures; provides PMO interface to Certification and Accreditation (C&A) organization; provides guidance to development and operational efforts regarding information assurance (IA) functions, particularly those focusing on strategic planning, infrastructure protection, and defensive strategy; contributes to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification, and awareness activities for systems and networking operations; advocates and recommend corporate solutions to resolve security requirements; interacts with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives for the organization; contributes in building security architecture; coordinate the integration of legacy systems; contributes to the acquisition/RDT&E environment and build IA into the system deployed to operational environments; monitors and suggest improvements to policy; and reviews certification and accreditation documentation.

Basic Qualifications:

-BS in a Technical Discipline and nine (9) years of related experience. Four (4) years of additional experience accepted in lieu of degree.

-Linux/Windows administration

-System security design, testing, and principles

-Physical and virtual networking background

-Current CISSP Certification is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with IBM Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

-Updating IAVA databases

-Experience with virtual networking (ESXI, Vmware, Vsphere), switches and firewalls, IP protocols

-Experience with Puppet

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.