Advanced Programs Staff Cyber Architect - 10664 Colorado Springs, CO

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking Advanced Programs Staff Cyber Architect- 10664 . This position will be located in Colorado Springs, Colorado or Roy, Utah and will support the Advanced Programs.

The Advanced Programs Team creates and matures new technological concepts for our Department of Defense Customers.

Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks. Ensures system security needs are established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recover, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis. Integrates new architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integrations and testing issues. May interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence and other government organizations and agencies.

  • Define stakeholder cyber-security objectives, protection needs and concerns, cyber-security requirements, and associated validation methods.

  • Define system cyber-security requirements and associated verification methods.

  • Develops cyber-security views and viewpoints of the system architecture and design.

  • Identify and assesses cyber-security vulnerabilities and susceptibility to life cycle disruptions, hazards, and threats.

  • Design proactive and reactive cyber-security functions encompassed within a balanced strategy to control asset loss and associated loss consequences.

  • Provide cyber-security considerations to inform systems engineering efforts with the objective to reduce errors, flaws, and weakness that may constitute security vulnerability leading to unacceptable asset loss and consequences.

  • Identify, quantify, and evaluate the costs/benefits of cyber-security functions and considerations to inform analysis of alternatives, engineering trade-offs, and risk treatment decisions.

  • Perform system cyber-security analyses in support of decision making, risk management, and engineering trades.

  • Demonstrate through evidence-based reasoning, that cyber-security claims for the system have been satisfied.

  • Provide evidence to substantiate claims for the trustworthiness of the system; and

  • Leverage multiple cyber-security and other specialties to address all feasible solutions so as to deliver a trustworthy secure system.

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space 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. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications:

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, one year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of the 4 required years of education.

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 5 years.

  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.

  • CISSP certification required.

  • Demonstrated skill and ability to lead and perform professional tasks, including the ability to lead small teams and execute to cost and schedule targets, ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result, ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple task responsibilities simultaneously, and ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Deep understanding of computer architecture and interpretation and derivation of Mission CONOPs into computer architecture & devices.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience performing large program security architecture using advances tools to achieve threat mitigation.

  • • 20+ Years with Bachelors in Science; 18+ Years with Masters; 15+ Years with PhD. 4 additional years of experience In lieu of a Bachelor's degree

  • Experience rapidly standing up hardware systems within multiple classification levels.

  • Experience using leading COTS and Open-Source tools and how they should be implemented.

  • Knowledge of JSIG, the Classified Overlay, CNSSI 1253, NIST SP800-53/R4 (R5), NISP SP800-171/R2 and CMMC.

  • Knowledge of classified network design principles, operating systems, CVE and threat analysis and remediation methods.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient project management skills.

  • Ability to work in fast paced, agile environment.


  • Willingness to work after hours and weekends as required.

Salary Range: $146,300 - $219,500

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 .

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