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Northrop Grumman Staff Systems Engineer in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start defining possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today! Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Sr. Principal Virtual Simulation Lab Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining smooth operation of classified, multi-user computer systems, system administration, maintaining lab infrastructure, and supporting security procedures. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

Essential Functions:

  • Interact with users to determine hardware/software requirements

  • Installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, and COTS

  • Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources

  • Ancillary duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of vendor products, providing recommendations to purchase hardware and software

  • Providing backup recovery

  • Maintaining system documentation

  • Tuning system performance

  • Building of systems and computing asset management

  • Limited electrical tasks such as testing for connectivity on a circuit board

  • Working in STIG configuration, classified processing and security procedures

  • Install, harden, and maintain computers in a Risk Management Framework (RMF) environments

  • Interact with and successfully utilize boards of approval to maintain required security controls and configuration management

  • Act as the focal point with Cyber Security for all lab related processes and procedures

We offer flexible work arrangements, learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. #LJ-JR3


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and at least 14 years of relevant experience OR Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and at least 10-12 years of relevant experience OR A PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and at least 9 years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience with systems administration of Windows and Linux workstations and servers

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security+ certification

  • Active, in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance with issue or reinvestigation in the last 5 years

  • The ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access clearance within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet business objectives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with NAS and SAN technologies (NetAPP, SAN, EMC, SAN, HP NAS)

  • Basic electrical hardware experience (such as making sure the electrical connection has ground, testing the pins on a circuit board, understanding video outputs, etc.)

  • Risk Management Framework knowledge and/or demonstrated experience

  • Knowledge of Nessus, Splunk, SCAP, POA&Ms, system audits, vulnerability scanning, and Risk Management Framework (RMF) system security package development

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 : Engineering