02 Jan
Sr Principal Cyber Systems Test Engineer
Colorado, Coloradosprings , 80901 Coloradosprings USA

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.Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.As a Sr Principal Cyber Systems Test Engineer, you will be developing systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible until they're not. This position will be based in our Colorado Springs airport facility.The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!What you'll get to do:

  • Perform assessment of systems and networks within the networking environment and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits using STIG Viewer, SCAP, etc
  • Author, update, and review security testing documentation including security assessment plans, test cases, and cyber test methodologies. Conduct annual security controls assessment to support continuous monitoring. Provide input to Security Assessment Reports (SAR) and Risk Assessment Reports (RAR). Work with the program's System Program Office (SPO) contractor and government personnel supporting the RMF Cybersecurity Engineer on updating systems eMASS records
  • Update RMF authorization packages in eMASS with implementation details for system/site specific security controls.
  • Coordinate, collect, prepare, and maintain RMF body of evidence documentation relevant to operational processes, procedures, and site-specific information.
  • Prepare, update, and import (into eMASS) artifacts, supporting Assessment and Authorization activities and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M).
  • Perform assessments of RMF artifacts and identify where those artifacts deviate RMF control requirements
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (e.g., NISPOM, NIST, DoD, AFI), making recommendations on process tailoring, participating in and documenting process activities
  • Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining assessment and authorization of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, control certification test, compliance documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research, inspections, and periodic audits.
  • Perform analyses to validate established cyber security controls and requirements and to recommend cyber security safeguards
  • Coordinate across the program to address identified deficiencies during RMF assessment activities
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 9 years of cyber security engineering and/or testing experience; or 7 years' experience with a Master's degree; or 4 years with PhD. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret - Current DoD 8570.01M IAT II certification (Security+ CE, CCNA Security, GSEC, SSCP, etc.)
  • Security engineering skills with a working knowledge of cyber security technology and DoD/Federal cyber security policy (i.e., DoDI 8500.01, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-115 etc.)
  • Familiarity in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Cybersecurity Lifecycle to include: generating testable requirements, identifying resilient architecture design, providing analysis of vulnerability findings, conducting verification testing of compliance assessments, and configuring, running, and scripting audit tools
  • Technical documentation and analysis experience; proficient with Microsoft Office tool suite - Ability to travel up to 25%
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Penetration testing focused certification e.g., OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN
  • Experience using and/or configuring SIEM & Log Aggregation software
  • Experience performing vulnerability and compliance scans utilizing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) / Nessus / tenable.sc
  • Experience conducting cyber security assessments of RHEL environments
  • Understanding of networking, subnetting, firewalls, NAT, ACL's, vLANs, etc.
  • Familiarity with STIG/SCAP compliance scanning (SCC) and implementation
  • Familiarity or experience with Agile development methodologies, i.e., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

Salary Range: $129,800 USD - $194,800 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/ .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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