Sr. Principal Cyber Systems Engineer, Triton

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Northrop Grumman
Full Time

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a System Security Engineer (SSE) to support the Systems Engineering organization in San Diego, CA.

The selected candidate will support Development and Production programs within the program portfolio and will identify cybersecurity risks and design, develop, integrate, test and verify system security solutions. The candidate will be responsible for identifying cybersecurity risks, working with stakeholders to develop a technical and programmatic plan for remediation, and driving the incorporation of cybersecurity improvements into the weapon system.

Essential Functions:
  • The SSE will support cybersecurity and certification/authorization tasks as defined in DODI 8500.01 and SECNAVIST 5239.3C.
  • The SSE will perform ACAS, SCAP and STIG verifications on development and productions systems in local development labs as well as domestic remote sites.
  • The SSE will prepare authorization artifacts such as drawings, hardware / software lists, PPSMs & POA&Ms. The SSE will perform assessments and help determine appropriate security controls and develop and incorporate mitigations to assessed risks.
  • The SSE will coordinate with and assist other IPTs in their system security engineering efforts and will participate in active and open dialog with all program and customer stakeholders, all with the ultimate intent to improve the system security posture and products.
  • The SSE will provide leadership and mentoring to junior SSEs within the SEIT SSE Team as well as those within other IPTs. The SSE will act as assignment manager for those junior SEIT SSE Team members.
  • The SSE will develop plans, schedules, and budgets for SEIT Cyber tasks and coordinate with IPTs for their Cyber related schedules and budgets.
  • This role is located on-site and will require up to 25% travel in support of enterprise SSE needs.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Perform Mission-Based Cyber Risk Assessments
  • Participate in Identification of risks via vulnerability assessment, attack path analysis, Cyber Table-Top exercises, etc.
  • Completion of ACAS, SCAP and STIG verifications in local labs and remote sites
  • Preparation of authorization artifacts such as drawings, PPSM and POA&Ms
  • Develop recommendations for remediation and/or mitigation of vulnerabilities
  • Provide support, mentorship, and communication conduit for IPTs with regard to their security related needs and efforts.
  • Prepare plans, schedules, reports and artifacts for Management
  • Development or oversight in development of automation / scripting solutions
  • Provide oversight of the DoDI 8140 /8570 process within the program
  • Coordination and verification of WTS implementation
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to SEIT SSE Team
  • Establish and maintain strong communication links with customer, IPTs and management
  • Act as primary coordination point for cyber related lab efforts
  • Coordinate with Functional as well as Sector level Cyber Teams
  • Act as SSE SME for SEIT and Program
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience
  • Experience with ACAS, SCAP and STIG verification on information systems
  • Active Secret DoD clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience with the concepts of technical security controls and the RMF process as defined in NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-37
  • Experience with the concepts of Systems Engineering and practices as applied to military/weapon systems
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification (e.g. CISSP) or ability to achieve within a reasonable amount of time to meet the needs of the business
Preferred Qualifications:
  • DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • DISA ACAS Training
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification (e.g., CISSP)
  • Networking experience
  • Proficiency performing ACAS, SCAP an STIG verification on DoD weapons systems
  • Working knowledge of technical security controls and the RMF process as defined in NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-37
  • Working knowledge of Systems Engineering concepts and practices as applied to military/weapons systems
  • Experience producing diagrams / drawings using VISIO
  • Working knowledge of programming/ scripting languages (e.g., Python)
  • Proficiency in Linux/Windows system administration
  • Prior experience working on NAVAIR weapons systems
  • Experience remediating, mitigating, and documenting cybersecurity vulnerabilities; experience maintaining or supporting POA&M documentation
  • Experience defining software/hardware requirements and reviewing or developing verification tests
  • Experience in CAM / PMO role
Salary Range: $138,300 USD - $207,500 USD

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. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. 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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Company Information

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit our site.

Dice Id : 10122071
Position Id : R10042705
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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