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Northrop Grumman Principal Computer Systems Security Analyst in Martinsburg, West Virginia

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.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As

a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are

comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Shift 2 Hours of Support provided include the following: 3 pm - 11:30 pm EST, Tuesday - Saturday

Roles and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize various security tools (e.g., Splunk, Splunk Enterprise Security, Palo Alto Networks, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents, network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of VA architecture and information systems are protected

  • Track investigations in Help Desk systems including Remedy and Service Now

  • Utilization of Splunk ES SIEM to respond to incidents detected on the VA network

  • Reviewing and analyzing log files to report any unusual or suspect activities

  • Utilize incident response use-case workflows to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and escalating

  • Generating trouble tickets and performing initial validation and triage to determine whether incidents are security events

  • Complete investigations in to identified cyber events and hand over as appropriate

  • Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents

  • Develop and maintain Incident Response procedures and Security SOPs

  • Analyzing and correlating incident event data to develop preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy

  • Communicate effectively to all customers and stakeholders

  • Work with other contract teams to effectively respond to cyber incidents

  • Providing technical support for new detection capabilities, recommendations to improve upon existing tools/capabilities to protect the network and High Value Assets


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant experience. An additional 4 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of the degree

  • 2 years of experience with advanced cyber security tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks

  • Understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards

  • Experience with interpreting and implementing cyber security regulations

  • Certification in one of the following: Security+, Network+, VA CSP, CISSP, C|EH. Two years of additional experience overrides certification requirement

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • US Citizenship in order to obtain a Public Trust clearance (Veterans Affairs High Security Investigation)

  • Work Shift 2 Hours (3 pm - 11:30 pm EST), Tuesday - Saturday

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of VA culture, mission, and IT environment

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.

Job Category : Information Technology