Northrop Grumman Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Engineer 3 (18-093) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.

We are seeking an experienced Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Engineer to help support a program located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of 8500.2 and SP 800-53 controls to create and/or update DIACAP/RMF accreditation packages.

  • The candidate will be expected to communicate and work closely with process and system owners, information technology management, IA peers, Program Office technical/management staff and other C2BMC Functional Areas to ensure the relevance of architecture and system designs in implementing program IA requirements.

  • The majority of the A&A work will include technical documentation, working accreditation packages in eMASS, assessing IA vulnerabilities, engineering responses for system POA&Ms, conducting risk analysis for Risk Acceptance Requests (RARs) and providing IA support to C2BMC program and customer meetings.

  • The Cybersecurity A&A Engineer will work collaboratively on a team and reports directly to the Cybersecurity Sustainment Task lead.

  • The position requires security engineering skills with a working knowledge of Must have experience in the Cybersecurity Lifecycle to include: generating IA requirements, creating IA architecture design, configuring IA audit tools, conducting IA verification and performing IA compliance.

  • Technical document preparation and verbal communication skills are required for presentation of technical IA issues and reports to the Government, Program Management and other C2BMC Functional Areas.



You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (engineering or IT related) and 5 years of work related experience or 3 years experience with a Masters degree or 9 years experience in lieu of a degree

  • Active Secret clearance is required

  • DoD 8570 certification (GSEC, Security+, SCNP, SSCP) or higher

  • The position requires recent hands on Assessment & Authorization (A&A) experience creating DIACAP and/or RMF accreditation packages

  • The position requires a strong working knowledge of IA concepts such as patch management, two-factor authentication, host-based security, intrusion detection, security event management and defense-in-depth

  • Must have experience in IA requirement generation, IA architecture design, IA audit tools and IA compliance for mission systems

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • CISSP Certification is highly desirable.

  • Network design and software engineering backgrounds are a plus.

  • Desired experience hardening Windows and Linux servers and workstations in accordance with GPOs, IAVMs and STIGs.

  • Desired recent experience creating and updating A&A packages (DIACAP and/or RMF) with eMASS tool

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Wellness Program

Employee Discount Program

On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

Additional benefits

o Education Assistance

o Training and Development

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