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Systems Security Engineer/Principal System Security Engineer (Cyber Systems Engineer) - Secret Clearance Required
Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking an experienced System Security Engineer / Principal System Security Engineer as part of Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) team in our Chandler, AZ office.
Role Description & Responsibilities:
+ The candidate will serve as a Systems Security Engineer for a program requiring the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment.
+ The candidate will perform system security engineering activities supporting all phases of systems development.
+ The candidate will define system architectures that are resistant to tamper and cyber -attacks.
+ The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills to generate and document system level and security subsystem level requirements, perform security system performance assessments, and participate in system and subsystem level verification/data review activities.
+ The candidate should be willing to occasionally work during odd hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (>40 hrs/wk) to meet deadlines.
+ The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously.
+ The candidate will support program management goals associated with taskings and needs for development of product deliverables supporting the hardware and software products for successful implementation of the earned value managed contract requirements.
+ The candidate will support the system design and deployment activities during all phases of systems development and System Security Engineering as per the Statement of Work (SOW) and established guidance from contract referenced policies.
+ The candidate will utilize Program SharePoint resources to provide access to work products.
+ The candidate will provide weekly status on tasks assigned.
+ The candidate will attend and support meetings and conference events to report/ brief on the status and progress of the product as assigned by the SSE Management. Examples include: Team Events, Customer Working Groups, internal Program design reviews, Sub-Contractor events, PMR, and IMS Events.
+ The candidate will support all efforts and work tasks in the design and deployment to include coordinating with stakeholders, developers, and author design artifact documentation (e.g., Work Instructions, white papers, trade studies, operating procedures, plans, etc) as required to support product delivery/ acceptance.
+ The candidate will research and provide potential risk mitigation plans in support of Configuration Management process and change requests and provide required references, artifacts, documentation, and impact assessments related to the assigned Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.
+ The candidate will support generation of Test and Evaluation Plans for cyber security and Anti-Tamper control compliance and reporting.
+ The candidate will coordinate with other internal and external stakeholders to ensure test and evaluation plans support the collection of necessary results and support artifacts for compliance reporting.
+ The candidate will assist SSE Leads with modeling requirements.
+ The candidate will support activities associated with Security Control Traceability Matrix.
+ The candidate will support System Security Requirement modifications and compliance evidence.
+ The candidate may support and perform eMASS data entries (uploads, record modifications, status changes, artifact mappings etc).
+ The candidate will support the workflows required to fulfil guidance requirements for System Security Plan (SSP) and authorization award by the designated Authorization Authority.
+ The candidate will assist with the creation/ generation of artifact evidence for system package/ record completeness.
+ The candidate will provide SCTM/ SSP supporting details for control and system requirement implementation planning, artifacts (i.e. test results, process reports, compliance/ work/process completion evidences), and status.
+ The candidate will provide inputs for POA&M update events.
+ The candidate will support applicable Peer Reviews on company authored documentation.
+ The candidate will support SSE CDRLs as assigned.
+ The candidate will support Earned Value Management (EVM) support activities required by Program Management and Contract efforts as assigned by the Cost Account Manager (CAM) or SSE Management.
+ The candidate will determine the program cyber requirements to layout appropriate cyber lab design
+ The candidate will maintain lab hardware and functionality / implementation of the SSE lab
+ The candidate will create and infuse a cyber test and execution plan to meet program directives
+ The candidate will facilitate the software assurance scan and mitigation policies and procedures
+ The candidate will integrate within multiple disciplines to provide vulnerabilities scans and reporting
+ The candidate will participate in change management and quality boards to represent the cyber footprint
+ The candidate's duties and work assignments are subject to change to support contract needs and demonstrated capabilities to provide professional growth opportunities.
+ Other duties as assigned.
**This position may be offered at the Cyber Systems Engineer Level 2 or Principal Cyber Systems Engineer Level 3**
If offered at the Cyber Systems Engineer Level 2 requires: 2 Years with Bachelors in Science; 0 Years with Masters
If offered at the Principal Cyber Systems Engineer Level 3 requires: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
+ Candidate must have a DoD Secret level security clearance which generally requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite.
+ Ability to travel is required (
+ Currently possess or ability to obtain the DoD 8570-M Certifications (Security+, CISSP, etc.)
+ Experience ensuring system security needs are established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation.
+ General knowledge of DoD based Platforms and Embedded Systems, including but not limited to: RMF, Cryptography and Systems Engineering design and implementation
+ Experience writing Cybersecurity related plans, procedures, and artifacts
+ Ability to work cross-functionally with program teams
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills
+ Ability to take requirements and turn them into diagrams, architectures, or data flows
+ Experience ensuring system security needs are established and maintained for real-time embedded mission critical systems design and development, including security requirements definition and allocation, security risk assessment, systems security analysis, and security test, evaluation, certification and accreditation.
+ Prior cyber security/systems security engineering experience working with DoD customer (e.g., Air Force, MDA, etc)
+ Experience with NIST SP 800-53, CMMC, and other regulatory compliance, working as part of a cross-functional team to implement solutions.
+ Experience defining system architecture that are resistant to tamper and cyber attacks
+ Experience identifying critical program information (CPI) and writing of Anti-Tamper Plans
+ A strong experienced-based and academic foundation in Systems Engineering fundamentals is desired.
+ Experience with external customer interfacing (meetings, presentation, negotiation) is desired.
+ System testing experience is desired.
+ Experience with Agile, Jira, and Scrum is desired.
+ Experience with systems engineering tools (e.g., DOORS and Cameo) is desired.
**Salary Range:** $90,900 USD - $121,200 USD
**Salary Range 2:** $99,500 USD - $149,300 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/ .
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