Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Information Assurance Engineer (Satellite/Space Systems) - Top Secret in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This Senior Principle Cyber Systems Engineering position requires demonstrated leadership and accomplishments that are needed to secure Space Systems. Space Systems are comprised of multiple segments and this position has responsibilities across Space Segments, Communications Segments, and Ground Segments. Candidate must have the experience and maturity to work as a lead for small teams and interface with customers and senior managers. This is a funded requisition for multiple National Security Space programs and requires personnel with fully vetted backgrounds. This leadership position is primarily focused on the Operations & Sustainment mission phase; however, knowledge of the complete Systems Development LifeCycle (SDLC) is essential for mission success. As a Senior Principle Engineer, candidates must have demonstrated leadership experience and accomplishments in the following domains:
Working as technical lead representing the Cyber domain within an integrated product team (IPT) to architect, implement, and satisfy Risk Management Framework (RMF) CyberSecurity, CyberResilience, and/or CyberSurvivability requirements of: satellite systems, communications links, and ground command & control (C2) systems.
Leading System Security Engineering Requirements management in support of program protection requirements, working with systems engineers to decompose system-level security requirements across the segments and down to specific components, across disciplines Anti-Tamper, TEMPEST, Cybersecurity (RMF), and cryptographic component integration/development.
Leading cyber engineers in performing Attack Surface Analysis (ASA) and preparing Systems Security Plans (SSPs) documentation for complex space systems, including Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), Security Control Traceability Matrices (SCTM), and Security Assessment Reports.
Leading cyber engineers in the Preparation and Execution of assessment procedures to verify conformance with Commercial, Federal Civilian agency, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, and/or Special Access Program, IA/Cyber security controls, and or survivability requirements, as required based on the specified customer/system requirements.
Leading cyber engineers in performing systems engineering, integration, and test (SEIT) activities for security-critical components, such as Cross Domain Solutions, cryptographic devices, and controlled interfaces. Leading the integration of legacy, stove-piped ground systems and their migration to modern, enterprise-scalable, cloud-like ground environments.
Working in an Agile engineering environment, where the Cybersecurity Lead Engineer may assist in triage of Static Code Analysis (SCA) tool findings (e.g. Fortify) and assist in prioritizing the findings as technical debt in the SwDLC backlog.
Leading the security aspects for deploying Mission Unique Software (MUS) in computing clouds and/or high virtualized environments. Preparing Certification To Field (CTF) assessment procedures. Executing CTF test cases for observation by customer cybersecurity representatives.
Leading Cyber engineers in system vulnerability scanning, remediation and patch management activities on Windows and RedHat Linux operating systems and various COTS/GOTS applications, including those within virtualized and/or cloud environments.
Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and when needed, performing software patch installation, other flaw remediation, antivirus updates, and continuous monitoring (ConMon) activities.
Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the system security authorization package.
Must have U.S. Citizenship with active or current Top Secret security clearance, active SCI, and DCID 6/4 eligibility.
Minimum BS degree in STEM field, with nine years Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering preferred.
Minimum 9 years of IA/cybersecurity experience, preferably for USG customers.
Current DoD 8570 IASAE Level II certification (i.e., CASP CE, CISSP (or associate) or CSSLP).
Experience designing or operating systems/networks to use, or hands-on experience operating, DISA Host Based Security System (HBSS) or Endpoint Security Suite (ESS) solutions.
Experience designing or operating systems/networks to use, or hands-on experience with industry platform hardening practices, such as DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation, as well as documentation of deviations and mitigations. Strong preference for candidates with experience hardening Docker containers.
Experience designing or operating systems/networks to use, or scanning, remediating, mitigating, and reporting cybersecurity vulnerabilities discovered through use of audit reduction tools and/or the DISA Automated Security Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) tool or Tenable NESSUS.
Experience implementing the RMF process from system categorization through continuous monitoring.
Excellent technical document preparation skills (SSP, SCTM, RAR, ASA, SOPs, POAMs) and related artifacts asrequired to satisfy security controls across all families.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders ranging from technical staffers up to senior program managers.
MS degree in Electrical, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering.
15 years of IA/cybersecurity experience within the defense aerospace industry.
Current CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP or equivalent level III certification.
PMP certification with Earned Value Management System training and experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM).
U.S. Citizenship with active or current Top Secret security clearance, active SCI, and DCID 6/4 eligibility.
Colorado Minimum Salary - $114,080
Colorado Maximum Salary - $171,120
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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.
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.
Job Category : Engineering