Fairfax, Virginia

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented self-motivated Principal/Sr. Principal Cyber Security Engineer to join an exciting, complex, mission-focused software development project working with a team of qualified diverse individuals in Fairfax, Virginia.

The selected team member will be part of a software development team supporting mission critical systems, and is expected to apply best software engineering principals and Agile engineering methodologies to research, design, develop, and modify software and systems.

Job Duties:
  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions that results in compelling easy to use products in support of data centric mission critical systems
  • Conducts independent, multidisciplinary research and collaborates with designers and/or engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of data systems
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems
  • Work and participate in a Scrum team utilizing agile methodology best practices to deliver high quality products
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This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 (Principal) or Level 4 (Sr. Principal)

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:
  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, a Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience OR a PhD; An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree requirement
  • Experience in implementing controls in accordance with security policy/guidance (Familiarity with assessment and accreditation (A&A) process)
  • Experience engineering computer/application software to produce a security compliant product
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of security technologies and their application
  • An Active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:
  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, a Master's degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience OR a PhD with 4 years of relevant experience; An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree requirement
  • Experience in implementing controls in accordance with security policy/guidance. Familiarity with assessment and accreditation (A&A) process
  • Experience engineering computer/application software to produce a security compliant product
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of security technologies and their application
  • An Active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with various vulnerability scanning tools and analysis of results
  • Experience with cloud services technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) to include design, implementation, or integration. Cloud certifications
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with the engineering, development and maintenance of data repositories, data management applications and systems, or data ingestion applications and systems
  • Experience identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement new options
  • Experience with practices such as test-driven development (TDD), SecDevOps, Agile Software
  • Ability to create documentation
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems
  • Ability to work independently; is a self-starter
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Fairfax, Virginia

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