Cyber /Principal Cyber Systems Engineer-AHT Huntsville, AL

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Job Description:

The candidate will perform cyber system security engineering activities supporting all phases of systems development in the areas of Cybersecurity/Systems Security Engineering, and Assessment and Authorization (A&A) as per Risk Management Framework (RMF) for later determined program. Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

This position is contingent upon program placement.

  • Support system security requirements, architecture, design, development, evaluation, certification, and accreditation.

  • Work with Product Teams in support of secure operating systems, applications, networks, hardware, databases, etc.

  • Conduct scheduled maintenance i.e., patch management.

  • Perform vulnerability scans and mitigate findings.

  • Implement Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

  • Work on multiple simultaneous tasks.

  • Apply risk management concepts to mitigate vulnerabilities in security architectures.

  • Preparation of ATO artifacts to include baselines, SOP, SSP, RAR, and POA&M.

  • Perform routine systems administrator tasks i.e., password resets, responding to helpdesk tickets, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (i.e., Security+, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework in a Defense and Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA) accredited environment.

  • Ability to work towards obtaining and maintaining ATOs

  • Experience with implementing STIGs and tracking non-compliance on Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M)

  • Understanding of Patch Management leveraging tools such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Red Hat Satellite.

  • Knowledge of Vulnerability Management utilizing tools such as Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)/

  • Level 2: Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience, or master's degree and 0 years of experience.

  • Level 3: Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience; 3 years of related experience with a master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)

  • Additional Operating System Environment Certifications i.e., (Linux+, RHCSA, Net+, CCNA, VMware Certified, etc.)

  • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible

Salary Range: $85,000 - $127,000

Salary Range 2: $104,000 - $157,000

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 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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