Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

IA/Cyber Systems Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JJM20182603-44650

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.


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.


Job Description: 

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


The IA/Cyber System Engineer shall have practical IA/Cyber knowledge and System Administration hands-on skills; responsibilities include:

Understanding and communicating IA/Cyber requirements across the system development lifecycle (SDLC), from program inception, deployment and disposal.

Completing RMF-defined tasks in accordance with key development milestones – SRR, PDR, CDR, PSR, and deployment.

Supporting space and related systems, so the engineer should have an interest in applying IA/cybersecurity controls based on the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to space systems, i.e., across ground, communications, and space segments.

Implementing security controls within COTS infrastructure: MS-Windows, MS-Active Directory, RedHat Enterprise Linux, and Cisco switches

Preparing and executing security assessments in order to verify cyber security requirements are met within a new space system.

Conducting cybersecurity vulnerability scans and analyzing results, supporting patch implementation efforts, and developing long-term cybersecurity compliance roadmaps.

Conducting quarterly vulnerability compliance reviews and contributing to quarterly POA&M updates.

Developing and conducting cybersecurity scanning and hardening activities on numerous operating systems and applications, to include virtualized environments.

Developing and implementing information security continuous monitoring plans.


  • The IA/Cybersecurity Systems Engineer should have a strong technology foundation with a BS degree in      engineering, computer science, or IT management. At least five (5) years of IA/Cyber engineering experience, with at least two (2) years’ experience in the defense/aerospace industry.
  • Minimum of Security+CE certification, with first-hand familiarity with civilian, defense, and intelligence community implementations of the NIST 800-53 controls and RMF process. 
  • Candidates must have TS/SSBI clearance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders ranging from the most technical staffers up to senior program managers.
  • Hands-on experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), DISA ESS/HBSS, DISA ACAS, and host-based security, to include: anti-malware, host-based intrusion protection system.

 Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space