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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Cyber Security Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking an exceptionally qualified and proven Sr Principal Cyber System Security Engineer to join our System Engineering team. The candidate must be capable of leading technical efforts in support of program cyber and system security execution across various IPTs.

Role and Responsibilities :

Candidate will perform system security engineering activities supporting all phases of systems development in the areas of Cybersecurity/Information Assurance (IA)/System Security Engineering, and Security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) as per RMF (Risk Management Framework) for multiple programs at the Huntsville, AL location.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Define system security requirements, architecture, design, development, evaluation, certification, and accreditation for tactical systems

  • Present information in a positive manner to management and customers.

  • Work on multiple simultaneous tasks.

  • Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions, which are highly innovative.

  • Derive assignments using self-initiative, then pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.

  • Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

  • Collaborate on project management activities including planning, scheduling, budgeting and earned value.

  • Support security business development and acquisition activities including proposal development, estimation and technical evaluation responses.

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

Candidates need to have specific domain expertise in System Security Engineering (SSE) / Information Assurance (IA) / Cyber Security; experience providing life-cycle support of Information Assurance (IA) for requirements, architecture, design, implementation, secure software practices, validation and testing, and Assessment and Authorization (A&A); applying system security engineering principles to provide realistic solutions designed to enhance the security posture; and evaluating different network and enclave configurations with respect to the DoDI 8510.01 and NIST 800-53 Security Controls and formulate effective Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes & accreditation packages; and write RMF-based policies and procedures, and develop sound IA/Cybersecurity processes to include implementation. Must be able to prioritize and execute tasks and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, prepare coherent and concise documentation required for certification evaluation.

Job Category : Information Technology