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Cyber Systems Engineer

Northrop Grumman | Aurora CO 80247 USA | Full Time | Posted: 02/14/2020

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an experienced Cyber Systems Engineer professional to support an IT infrastructure network consolidation program in Aurora CO . An Cyber Systems Engineer assists in the designs and implementation of information assurance and security engineering systems with requirements of business continuity, operations security, cryptography, forensics, regulatory compliance, internal counter-espionage (insider threat detection and mitigation), physical security analysis (including facilities analysis, and security management). Supports assessment and mitigation of system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle. Validates system security requirements definition and analysis. Supports implementation of security designs in hardware, software, data, and procedures. Verifies security requirements; performs system certification and accreditation planning and testing and reporting activities. Supports secure systems operations and maintenance.
The candidates will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following tasks:
  • Experience with Compliance to Security Requirements (specifically ICD-503 RMF).
  • System security controls implementation.
  • Vulnerability Assessment (testing, assessment, mitigation/justification).
  • Necessary skills to design or assist in the design of security controls for Windows and Linux workstation and server operating systems as well as Cisco IOS network operating systems.
  • The security engineer will have to work closely with systems administrators, systems and network engineers, and developers to fully understand and account for non-security based software and assets in the infrastructure.
  • The security engineer will need to work with the Information System Owner (ISO, Program Office), Program Security Officer (PSO), Information System Security Officer (ISSO), Information System Security Manager (ISSM), Information System Security Engineer (ISSE), and the Security Controls Assessor (SCA), to prepare for assessment of the security posture of the system.
  • Serve as information security specialist for an IC program, reviewing all software, hardware, and infrastructure changes on the contract.
  • Participate in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts, to include POA&M mitigation, the Continuous Monitoring program, and interfacing with government counterparts.
  • Review and update information security policy documentation for the contract, ensuring that it aligns with best practices and remains consistent with the current operating environment.
  • Other tasks deemed necessary for continuous maintenance and improvement of the contracts security posture.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 Years with Bachelors; 0 Years with Masters; 4 Years with an Associates; or 6 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI security clearance
  • Current CompTIA Security+CE Certification
  • Knowledge of RMF process and experience with managing assessments
  • Knowledge of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STiG) and Cyber Security
  • Experience with system monitoring tools such as Splunk, HBSS, etc.
  • System security design, testing, and principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree (bachelors, masters, PhD) from an accredited university.
  • Current IAM Level 2 Security Certification (CAP, GSLC, CASP,CISM, CISSP) or higher certification for DoD 8570 compliance
  • Experience with virtual networking (ESXI, Vmware, Vsphere), switches and firewalls, IP protocols
  • Experience with risk management, issue resolution, problem solving and customer service.
  • Experience with information system hardening, security control verification and validation, security documentation development (e.g. SCTM, SSP, POA&M) and continuous monitoring activities.
  • Knowledge of Nessus, Xacta, Netitness, Red Seal and other security tools is a plus.

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

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.

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.

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Location Aurora, CO, 80247, United States
Categories Computer Software
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI

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