Consulting Systems Security Architect Linthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10127742

  • Category : Engineering

  • Location : Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Citizenship required : United States Citizenship

  • Clearance Type : Secret

  • Telecommute : No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift : Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required : Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance may be available

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is seeking a Consulting Systems Security Architect to join our Security Engineering team within our Synergy Organization. The Security Engineering team is cross-disciplinary across the security domain encompassing embedded Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Software Security and Anti-Tamper Engineering.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary interface with inter-organizational / program management / engineering management and senior level external customers as subject matter expert in security engineering via technical and strategic briefings.

  • Design/develop system architectures and generate system designs to be implemented in a cost-effective manner.

  • Guide and monitor technical documentation/publication to document trades studies, system designs, analysis, and results related to a systems security posture such as identifying Critical Program Information (CPI) and creation of Anti-Tamper Plans

  • Develop an understanding of system interfaces and how to protect them.

  • Assist with the definition of key capabilities and performance requirements.

  • Adapt existing products or develop new products to meet unique customer needs, and support/lead the development of system security functions.

  • Collaborate with security engineering team(s), across a portfolio of programs, through the duration of program execution to solve issues and to prepare for requirements selloff.

  • Support technical work products developed by the larger engineering team, supporting major milestone deliveries (e.g: SRR, SVR, PDR, CDR, TRR, PRR).

  • Authoring technical documentation such as white papers, proposal technical volumes, and program milestone briefings.

  • Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, test, production, and sustainment products for our customers and is compliant with company policy, procedures, and quality standards.

  • Other duties may include technical leadership, business capture activities, interfacing with industry partners and the USG.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 20 years of experience, a Master's degree with 18 years of experience or a PhD with 15 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • U.S Citizenship with an active DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) access prior to start.

  • 10 years of cumulative experience on DoD based platforms and/or Systems regarding the application of Cybersecurity (RMF), Anti-Tamper, or Embedded Systems Engineering with competencies in security threat analysis, systems architecture, engineering design, requirements derivation, validation, and verification.

  • Experience with proposals and creating basis of estimates (BOEs)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related technical fields.

  • Active Top Secret Clearance or higher.

  • Experience with design verification testing, reverse engineering, embedded software development and/or Cybersecurity

  • Must have demonstrated experience in leading teams to solve technical problems, including decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring

  • Experience contributing to and/or making technical presentations to internal and external customers.

  • Familiarity with Cryptographic algorithms and implementation

  • Possess a DOD 8570 certification: CompTIA Security+, CISSP or similar.

This position is contingent upon the successful transfer of active DoD Secret clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission 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

Link to Benefits:

This positions 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.

Salary Range: $189,400 - $284,200

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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