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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer in 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 sector is looking for a highly motivated Senior Principal Computer Systems Security Analysts to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Fairfax, Virginia and Charlottesville, Virginia . Systems Security Analysts support the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) processes and Information Assurance documentation for multiple analytic and mission systems generates and maintains the complete security Body of Evidence (BoE) while leading the A&A activities according to the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the security posture of large mission applications both in the cloud and on-premises

  • Leads application security testers and pen testers, and ensures DAST and SAST approaches are effectively applied by scrum teams

  • Coordinates with the DevOps Leadto incorporate security implementation, testing, and monitoring into the DevOpsSec pipeline

  • Leads security testers to identify vulnerabilities, confirm whether vulnerabilities are exploitable or false positives, and that secure coding best practices are followed by developers

  • Participates in scrum sessions with development teams to provide oversight and direction regarding selection and implementation of security controls



Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree with 9 years of relevant experience OR A Master's degree with 7 years of relevant experience OR A PhD with 4 years of relevant experience; An additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement

  • Working proficiency with Xacta IA Manager, Xacta 360, eMASS, or comparable IA Management tools

  • Knowledge and familiarity with SIEM or Data Mining tools in support of security auditing and alerting (e.g., Splunk, ArcSight, ELK)

  • A DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (one of CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP)

  • An Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance (or higher) with the ability to obtain Polygraph once hired

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Linux, AWS security configurations, knowledge of DIA Risk Management Framework

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.

Job Category : Information Technology