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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Info Systems Security Analyst in San Diego, California

Support our entire enterprise and build the networks, staff the teams, and develop the processes that will keep us defining what's possible. We have opportunities across our enterprise with 90,000 team members throughout the world. The only limit to your growth is your ambition and drive. We want to empower you to bring your best, with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a senior level Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our Rancho Bernardo Campus in San Diego, CA . You will be working closely with the entire security team within the risk management framework (RMF) to obtain authorization for, and maintain, Information Systems. Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to national security.

As part of the Security Team, you are responsible for implementing, operating, and monitoring security requirements both technical and administrative on classified systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating, submitting and maintaining authorization and accreditation packages for classified information systems.

  • Serve as an advisor to the ISSM, management, your team and your co-workers for all security topics regarding the information systems in your area of responsibility.

  • Interface and coordinate Security efforts with Industrial Security, IT, Program Management and Operations in an exciting, cutting edge environment.

  • Develop, implement, maintain and monitor systems to safeguard information systems & data from external and internal threats.

  • Work closely with government, customer and company peers to test and review information systems to ensure the highest levels of security for systems and information you protect.

  • Participate in the Cyber Security education and awareness of your colleagues to ensure an engaged workforce that will be the eyes and ears you need to maintain a world class security organization.

Addtionally, you will perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits. Assist in the implementation of the required government policy, make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities. Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports. Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

The successful candidate will establish an inclusive culture within a diverse environment. You will need to be available for occasional after hours assistance. And limited travel within the continental United States may be required.

If you are ready to solve complex problems in a dynamic environment, apply today!



Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 3 years of experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience; OR an Associates degree with 9 years of experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 13 years of experience is required

  • Current DoD 8570 IAM level 2, or level 3, security certification (example: CAP, CASP CE, CISM, GSLC, CISSP-Associate, CISSP); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret level security clearance in order to be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors's degree in Cyber Security, a CAP certification, and 5 years of experience with Certification and Accreditation of classified systems and Risk Management Framework

  • Knowledge of ACAS, NESSUS, SPLUNK, SCAP, POA&Ms, NIST, DIACAP, NISPOM, system audits, vulnerability scanning, and RMF package development preferred.

  • Current Top Secret clearance is preferable.

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