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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Transforming the future of technology. Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking senior level Cyber Security Engineer to join the Information Security team supporting its mission of defending and protecting the company's networks, systems, data, intellectual property and personal information wherever it resides. Experience with security engineering is key for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and engineer solutions that meets business requirements, cyber security practices, and compliance regulations

  • Provide security guidance in compliance with NIST 800-171r2 and Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

  • Asses technical designs and identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures

  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats

  • Identify risks and provide guidance regarding remediation of gaps to facilitate a hardened and sustainable solutions

  • Take ownership of solutions, assignments, actions items and issues, and remain accountable for their completion

  • Work effectively with other team members, customers and key stakeholders and foster team success

  • Communicate and collaborate with leadership and technical teams to include systems and network administrators, security engineers, and IT Support teams

  • Security and risk assessments for services, applications, hardware and systems

  • Work with the Sector Chief Information Security Officer on a regular basis to provide security recommendations for approval.

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Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Qualifications for a level 3 :

  • PhD with 0 years of IT experience; OR a Master's Degree with 3 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of IT experience; OR an Associate's degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma with 9 years of IT experience is required

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of Cyber Security Engineering experience, to include application of cyber security methodologies in an Enterprise environment

  • Must have experience with the following Security Frameworks: NIST 800-171r2

  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, a DOD Secret level security clearance as a condition of continued employment

Qualifications for a level 4:

  • PhD with 4 years of IT experience; OR a Master's Degree with 7 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of IT experience; OR an Associate's degree with 11 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma with 13 years of IT experience is required

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of Cyber Security Engineering experience, to include application of cyber security methodologies in an Enterprise environment

  • Must have experience with the following Security Frameworks: NIST 800-171r2

  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, a DOD Secret level security clearance as a condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Certifications/Degrees

  • The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in an STEM related discipline, and 6 years of experience with Cyber Security Engineering

  • Professional/technical certifications: CISSP, CISM, CCSP, Security Plus, AWS Certified Security - Specialty, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Security Engineer, Azure Solutions Architect

  • DoD 8570 IAT/IAM Level II or III certification

Security Skills

  • Senior-level cyber security engineering and architecture experience

  • Experience with interpreting and implementing security compliance standards and guidance including Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) policies and procedures, NIST 800-171 security control framework

  • Experience in areas such as system security, network, and application security

  • Knowledge of current and emerging cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls

  • Contributor for architectural/industry changes in the area of cyber security

Technical Skills

  • Experience with evaluating, designing, configuring, implementing cloud services models such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Experience with operating in an Agile/DevOps environment

  • Experience with Scripting

  • Knowledge of application program interface (API) and ability to manipulate API's to integrate different toolsets

  • Advanced knowledge in cybersecurity principles, networking, architecture, servers, systems design, virtual hosts, configuration management, Identity and Access Management, encryption, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)

  • Experience in supporting the deployment, configuring, managing, and maintaining any of the below technologies:

  • Directory Services and Centralized Authentication, such as Active Directory or Red Hat

  • Identity Manager Vulnerability scanning and management of databases, operating systems, and/or web applications

  • IDS/IPS and anti-malware tools/technologies

Process Skills

  • Experience with Agile, Scrum and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

  • Experience operating in an Agile/DevOps environment

Soft skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications.

  • Quickly learn and adapt to new and changing business/technical concepts, requirements, skills, tools

  • Goal-oriented team player committed to quality and detail

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through

  • Innovative and strategic thinker who is positive, proactive and readily embraces change

  • Demonstrated ability to explain technical details to a non-technical audience

  • Accountable for results and outcomes of efforts

Salary range for Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

  • Salary minimum: $101,200/year

  • Salary maximum: $159,390/year

Salary range for Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer

  • Salary minimum: $125,520/year

  • Salary maximum: $197,694/year

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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.

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