Staff Cyber Systems Engineer-20002735

Location: Virtual Posting
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Transforming the future of technology ... Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a Staff/Lead level Cyber Security Engineer to join the Information Security team supporting its mission of defending and protecting the companys networks, systems, data, intellectual property and personal information wherever it resides. Experience with security architecture, design and engineering is key for this role.



  • Develop solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge
  • Identify risks and provide guidance regarding remediation of gaps to facilitate a hardened and sustainable solutions
  • Take ownership of solutions, assignments, actions items and issues, and remain accountable for their completion
  • Work effectively with other team members, customers and key stakeholders and foster team success
  • Communicate and collaborate with leadership and technical teams to include systems and network administrators, security engineers, and IT Support teams
  • Security and risk assessments for services, applications, hardware and systems
  • Interface with Enterprise Information Security Officer on a regular basis to provide security recommendations for approval.

This position will have the ability to work virtually from a home office, with occasional travel to various Northrop Grumman facilities across the country.

Come join us on the edge the cutting edge!






Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD with 9 years of IT experience; OR a Masters Degree with 12 years of IT experience; OR a Bachelors Degree with 14 years of IT experience; OR an Associates degree with 16 years of IT experience; OR a High School Diploma with 18 years of IT experience is required
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in cyber security engineering and architecture
  • Must have experience with the following Security Frameworks: NIST 800-53rev4, 800-171r1, FedRAMP, Risk Management Framework
  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain a DOD Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:



  • STEM Degree preferred
  • Professional/technical certifications: CISSP, CISM, CCSP, Security Plus, AWS, Azure Certified
  • DoD 8570 IAT/IAM Level II or III certification

Security Skills

  • Senior-level cyber security engineering and architecture experience
  • Experience with interpreting and implementing security compliance standards and guidance including Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) policies and procedures, NIST 800-53 security control framework
  • Experience in areas such as system security, network, and application security
  • Knowledge of current and emerging cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls
  • Contributor for architectural/industry changes in the area of cyber security

Technical Skills

  • Experience with evaluating, designing, configuring, implementing cloud services models such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with operating in an Agile/DevOps environment
  • Experience with Scripting
  • Knowledge of application program interface (API) and ability to manipulate APIs to integrate different toolsets
  • Advanced knowledge in cybersecurity principles, networking, architecture, servers, systems design, virtual hosts, configuration management, Identity and Access Management, encryption, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Experience in supporting the deployment, configuring, managing, and maintaining any of the below technologies:
    • Directory Services and Centralized Authentication, such as Active Directory or Red Hat
    • Identity Manager Vulnerability scanning and management of databases, operating systems, and/or web applications
    • IDS/IPS and anti-malware tools/technologies

Process Skills

  • Experience with Agile, Scrum and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Experience operating in an Agile/DevOps environment

Soft skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications.
  • Quickly learn and adapt to new and changing business/technical concepts, requirements, skills, tools
  • Goal-oriented team player committed to quality and detail
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through
  • Innovative and strategic thinker who is positive, proactive and readily embraces change
  • Demonstrated ability to explain technical details to a non-technical audience

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.


Job ID: 20002735

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
Yes - May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position