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 Staff System Security Engineer (SSE) to support a capture program in San Diego, CA. Essential Functions: The SSE will be responsible for applying Systems Engineering and computer engineering principles to develop solutions that address top level customer requirements and mission effectiveness. The SSE will collaborate across engineering disciplines and communicate regularly with the SSE Lead and Program leadership. The SSE will also work within a team to help the program build a foundation to achieve airworthiness and NAVAIR CYBERSAFE certification. Provide analysis, design, development, implementation and security assessments to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD RMF Knowledge Service guidance. Serve as a Cyber Security engineer supporting high-level technical and practical expertise Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration Provide analysis and recommendations on Cyber accreditation packages to obtain operational accreditations. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline plus 14 years of relevant engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 12 years of relevant experience; OR a PhD with 9 years of relevant experience Active Secret DoD Clearance or higher Experience in a formal leadership role or leading a multi-disciplinary team Direct experience with DoD C&A activities, security processes, and documentation/reporting using RMF, DIACAP, NIST, CNSSI, or NISPOM guidance as required Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degrees in Engineering, Software, or Science Some experience with Anti-Tamper, Reverse Engineering, or Cryptography Familiarity with basic systems engineering principles and concepts Some experience in technical leadership role Experience working with Government AT agencies Possession of an appropriate certification as required by DoD Directive 8570 (such as CISSP, Security+) for an IASAE Level II Position Have fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, network technologies, system development life-cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications Understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work accordingly, have strong verbal/written communication skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, and strong analytical capabilities with the interest in applying troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve problems 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. 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.