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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Systems Engineer - Systems Security Engineering in Redondo Beach, California


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

You will be part of a team responsible for designing and implementing cyber security requirements and controls for advanced space systems. This includes risk assessment of the system of interest to attackers by applying risk analysis methodologies such as attack trees and cyber threads (drawn from security CONOPS) to identify vulnerabilities and specify mitigations. You will also be responsible for cyber requirements management to analyze and decompose requirements to satisfy security principles: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability as well as Resilience across the system (Elements, Subsystem, Components) and associated cyber metrics

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 5+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 3+ years of engineering experience OR PhD Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline

  • Active or prior DoD Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI access or active SCI access

  • Experience with DoD Systems Security Engineering activities

  • Knowledge of product development lifecycle and cyber-security principles as applied to the SE lifecycle

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Active CISSP certification

  • MS in systems or cyber engineering

  • Experience with DoD Space Program

  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team with writing technical principals

  • Experience developing cybersecurity architectures

  • Ability and comfort to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for both IC (ICD 503) and DoD (DoDI 8510.01) communities

  • Knowledge of Program Protection and OPSEC or Key Management

  • Understanding of Anti-Tamper, TEMPEST and Nuclear Surety standards and how these relate to cybersecurity

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills

  • Basic /Advanced Systems Administration in major COTS SW platforms

  • Works well in a team environment

Salary Range: $111,400.00 - $167,000.00

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.

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