Northrop Grumman Cyber Security Engineer 2 in Melbourne, Florida

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Cyber Security Engineer 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

This position requires experience with Information Assurance or Cybersecurity implementations based on DoD, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI), or DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), and Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes, policies and guidelines. This position also requires knowledge and experience using systems engineering methodologies and techniques. The candidate must be able to prepare technical documents, support ongoing authorization inputs, develop procedures/processes/policies, and work in a fast changing dynamic environment with minimal direction. The role is responsible for Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Engineering duties as assigned. Experience with effective program execution and missions assurance is an important skill for successful candidates for this position.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2+ years of experience OR

  • Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • 2+ years of experience transitioning from DIACAP to RMF.

  • 2+ years of experience with all phases of the RMF process.

  • 2+ years of experience using or familiarity with tools such as Xacta and eMass as well as how these tools facilitate the RMF authorization process.

  • Familiarity with documenting the security posture of a system and reporting on security controls assigned to the system.

  • 2+ years of experience validating security assessments and reviews

  • 2+ years of experience with DoD Certification and Accreditation (C&A)/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities, security processes, and documentation/reporting using DIACAP, NIST, CNSSI, or National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) guidance as required.

  • 2+ years of experience submitting ongoing authorization inputs and artifacts to support certifying authority's ongoing authorization decisions to operate and test decisions.

  • 2+ years of experience using fundamental information technology principles, concepts and techniques to including software languages, design concepts, test methods, and integration practices.

  • 2+ years of experience using work products resulting from guidance in the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53) and Committee for National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI 1253).

  • 2+ years of experience using work products resulting from the application of the RMF to the DoD (DoDi 8500.01 Cybersecurity).

  • 2+ years of experience using work products resulting from the application of NIST 800-171 (Controlled Unclassified Information).

  • Possess an active appropriate certification as required by DoD Directive 8570.01-M for an Information Assurance System Architect Engineer (IASAE) Level II Position.

  • Must possess a DoD final Secret security clearance and the ability to maintain it

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity/knowledge of both Windows and UNIX or Linux based platforms.

  • Familiarity/knowledge of basic TCP/IP and Ethernet networking methodologies and implementation.

  • Familiarity/knowledge of network boundary protection methodologies and implementation.

  • Familiarity/knowledge of physical security methodologies and implementation.

  • Experience writing LEAN business processes, utilizing concepts from the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Value Based Six Sigma (VBSS).

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.