Boulder, Colorado

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The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer to support their team at the Boulder, Colorado location.

What You’ll get to Do:

The Candidate shall identify and perform research, analysis, evaluation, development and test of technologies from industry, academia, and other government organizations, to include Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Government Off-The-Shelf (GOT S), and open source technologies, for applicability to solving Cyberspace Operations deficiencies and capability gaps, improving existing Cyberspace Operations and enabling capabilities and/or generating new Cyberspace Operations capabilities. The candidate shall provide systems engineering recommendations and assist with the planning and execution of development efforts for complex software and hardware systems, and systems of systems.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Have fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, network technologies, system development life-cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications

Understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work accordingly, have strong verbal/written communication skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, and strong analytical capabilities with the interest in applying troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve problems

Develop and document technical standard operating processes and procedures as needed

Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment

Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration

Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the security plan

Provide analysis, design, development, implementation and security assessments to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and DoD RMF Knowledge Service guidance - Serve as a Cyber Security engineer (ISSE) supporting high-level technical and practical expertise

Apply Cyber Security technologies, including COMSEC, CO MPUSEC, EMSEC, and OPSEC, computer systems, digital communications systems, network protocols, computer architectures, and computer security penetration tools and techniques

Apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of Cyber Security implementation

Support the continuous assessment of IA Control compliance for the program

Creates milestones, metrics and monitors adherence to software plans and schedules, identifies problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or adapting to changing contractual specifications

Leads the documentation contributions of others assigned to the program from technical, support, and administrative areas

Basic Qualifications:

2 years of experience with a Bachelors degree; 0 years of experience with Masters. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

Active DoD Secret Clearance

Experience in a Systems Engineering role with responsibilities in the planning, designing, implementation, testing, and delivery of a system with Cyber/Information Assurance requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with design, implementation, compliance, testing of cybersecurity controls

Excellent communication (written and oral), negotiation and interpersonal skills necessary to support known ISSE activities/challenges working with engineering teams, management, customers, partners and government

Knowledge of an AGILE development environment and culture

Experience with systems engineering tools

Experience with Atlassian tools, Confluence and JIRA

Knowledge of infrastructure as code, preferably utilizing Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins

Experience integrating COTS, GOTS and custom software in a security constrained environment Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay.

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.

Boulder, Colorado

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© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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