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Northrop Grumman Staff Cyber Systems Engineer in San Antonio, Texas

Adversaries, cybercriminals and cyber terrorists, are working every hour of every day to develop new means to compromise networks, to seize valuable intellectual property and personal data, and to gain an advantage on the digital battlefield. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to see to it that they fail. Speed, stealth and precision - keys to controlling the physical domains of land, sea, air and space are imperatives in controlling the cyber domain. Our talented employees make advances every day based on these imperatives and are committed to providing the most advanced protection for our customers against the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum. Our company is trusted with securing some of the most high-risk systems and continues to be the trusted provider of mission enabled solutions for the security or our nation and allies. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting times to join our team. So come join us and experience the value of performance.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems seeks Cyber Systems Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in San Antonio, Texas.

Key Functions:

  • Applies systems engineering principles throughout the systems life cycle phases: Concept, Development, Production, Utilization, Support, and Retirement

  • Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts

  • Communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives

  • Responsible for the technical integrity, quality, and completeness of work performed and deliverables associated with one or more of the 25 process areas defined by ISO/IEC15288:

  • Technical Process Area - Stakeholder Requirements Definition, Requirements Analysis, Architectural Design, Implementation, Integration, Verification, Transition, Validation, Operation, Maintenance, and Disposal;

  • Project Process Area - Project Planning, Project Assessment and Control, Decision Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Information Management, and Measurement;

  • Enterprise (Organizational Project-Enabling) Process Area - Project Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Management, Lifecycle Model Management, Human Resource Management, and Quality Management;

  • Agreement Process Area - Acquisition and Supply

  • Perform systems engineering activities and assist in the preparation of multiple work products in Project and/or Technical Process Areas associated with any of the ISO/IEC 15288 processes

  • Assist in performing systems engineering activities in the ISO/IEC 15288 Agreement or Enterprise Process Areas.

  • Perform analysis of technical alternatives for a project and make preliminary recommendations

  • Develop and deliver a work product in any of the ISO/IEC 15288 Process Areas

  • Perform systems engineering activities and develop and deliver work products of either the ISO/IEC 15288 Agreement or Enterprise Process Areas

  • Independently analyze, and recommend alternatives for elements of project's technical design

  • Perform systems engineering activities and develop and deliver work products in each of the ISO/IEC 15288 Project and Technical Process Areas

  • Supervise or coordinate the work of other contractor engineers or technicians on a project

  • Analyze and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for a project

  • Assist in conducting an evaluation to determine its suitability for project implementation

  • Assist in developing a new or innovative approach to a technical or engineering issue

  • Brief stakeholders and present the status on all technical aspects of their project

  • Independently make decisions regarding engineering issues and methodology for a project

  • Approve delivery of work products of multiple Processes Areas defined in the ISO/IEC 15288

  • Lead contractor systems engineering activities for a project to include supervising the work of the project engineering staff and technicians


Basic Qualifications:

15 years or more in Systems Engineering

5 years or more in systems integration

5 or more years leading, planning, conducting, and coordinating the activities of engineering teams

10 or more years performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of complex enterprise hardware/software systems

10 or more years solving varied technical/scientific problems, and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule


Bachelor's degree in an engineering field or related discipline from an accredited college or university plus fifteen (15) years of systems engineering experience

An additional 4 years of related work experience can be substituted for the degree

An advanced degree (MS or PhD) can be substituted for 2 years of work experience

Security Clearance:

Must have active TS/SCI w/full scope Poly Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in an engineering field or related discipline

Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

  • Developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large-scale programs

  • Agile development methodologies and processes

  • Leading technical design reviews, conducting system overview briefings and providing guidance to management and leadership

  • Defining and tracking project milestones, analyzing project schedules, and reporting technical variances

  • Driving innovation, performing trade studies, and leading analysis of alternatives activities

  • Maintaining program roadmaps, defining emerging system requirements, and identifying new technologies for insertion into product baselines

  • Leading customer acceptance and outreach activities

  • Leading risk identification and mitigation activities

  • Designing systems to meet Key Performance Parameters (KPP)

  • Developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations Experience advising on the security compliance posture of systems and establishing policies/procedures to support

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