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Northrop Grumman SWDC Cyber Systems Engineer 2 in Schriever AFB, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) is seeking a Cybersecurity Engineer to assist a Northrop Grumman Information System Security Officer (ISSO) with managing the security of Threat Modeling Center (TMC) networks and systems at our Schriever AFB, CO location . This is an outstanding opportunity for a mid-level Cybersecurity Engineer to learn the ins and outs of the ISSO role and to provide valuable contributions toward safeguarding the TMC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with executing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) and obtain/maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) and Authority to Connect (ATC) packages.

  • Configure, operate and maintain vulnerability scanning using the DoD Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and Tenable Security Center.

  • Execute key RMF processes to include managing system accounts, verifying Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) compliance and addressing Cyber Tasking Orders.

  • Develop and maintain CND policies and procedures.

  • Identify, report and correct system vulnerabilities.

  • Capture and report meaningful cyber metrics.

  • Participate in cybersecurity incident response.

  • The TMC develops high fidelity, intel-credible models and simulations of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The TMC is a cornerstone element of the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) within the Engineering Directorate (DE) Task Order.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of IT networks and systems and the cyber controls necessary to secure them.

  • Ability to evaluate system and network configurations for compliance with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIGs.

  • Experience with NIST 800-53 Security Controls, STIGs and ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria requirements.

  • Experience conducting CND operations in a DoD environment.

  • Great teamwork and communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong writing skills to produce the coherent and concise system authorization documentation.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance.

  • 2 Years with Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field; 0 years' experience with Master's in a STEM-related field.

  • A DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CySA+, CND, CCNA Security, CND, GICSP).

  • Solid Cybersecurity engineering skills with a working knowledge of Cyber technologies, NIST standards, DoDI 8500.2, and Risk Management Framework (RMF) 800-53.

  • Experience with the configuration and operation of one or more of the following: ACAS, Tenable Security Center, Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS/HBSS) and McAfee Endpoint tools

  • Hands-on analysis of vulnerability scan data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAM II Certification (CAP, CASP CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC).

  • One or more of the following certifications: GCIA, CEH, GCIH, SCYBER, SSCP, CSIH, GCFA, CSSLP.

  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux Operating Systems.

  • Experience using ArcSight or similar Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool.

  • Active Top Secret Clearance.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Min: $81,680

Max: $122,250

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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