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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Sys Engr/Sr. Principal Cyber Sys Engr in Aurora, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Work as a Cyber Systems Engineer in the design and development of next generation architecture. This position is focused on the end-to-end engineering of interfaces, both internal and external, and architectural level system engineering activities. Work will also include definition and management of system requirements, CONOPs and verification and validation activities. The preferred candidate should be able to work and function in a dynamic environment where requirements can change according to the customer needs.

As a member of the program cyber SE team, you will interface with users and customers providing foresight and technical cyber guidance aimed at satisfying mission needs and building accredited systems. As a key contributor to the success of the program, you will build cyber subject matter expertise by collaborating with software and systems engineers in the planning, design, development, testing, implementation, and operation of secure complex systems.

As a Cyber Systems Engineer on this program, you will work complex technical tasks under general guidance from the team lead. You may interact with senior company management and customers. You will be responsible for generating innovative solutions for program growth, and will be responsible to convey new techniques and technologies to the analytic workforce.

This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program

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

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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This requisition may be filled as either a Principal Cyber Sys Eng or a Sr. Principal Cyber Sys Eng.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Cyber Sys Eng:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3+ years of relevant experience with Masters; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD. An additional 4+ years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility; must be willing to submit to a Polygraph

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Cyber Sys Eng:

  • 9+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 7+ years of relevant experience with Masters; 4+ years of relevant experience with a PhD. An additional 4+ years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility; must be willing to submit to a Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with analyzing and engineering data from both conventional and non-conventional collection sensors for the IC community.

  • Background in National systems end-to-end and conventional collection sensors and processing algorithms.

  • Experience as a Systems Engineer supporting intensive system development including areas such as requirements analysis, requirements management, system design, process execution and evaluation, selections and evaluation of tools, systems development, integration, verification and sustainment.

  • Experience with development of system documentation such as CONOP, requirements, design, diagrams verification activities, SOP, etc.

  • Security+ or CISSP certification

  • Experience with a variety of formal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, including Risk Management Framework (RMF)

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Job Category : Information Technology