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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction. Our security professionals support a wide range of systems and programs to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of key infrastructure. The ISSE will p erform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave 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 and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments. Additionally, the ISSO/ISSE will establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits; assist in the implementation of the required government policy (https://i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities. Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports. Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.
A current and active TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph is required.
9+ years of relevant cyber security/systems security engineering experience with a BS Degree in a STEM field, or an additional 4 years of experience on projects with similar processes may be substituted in lieu of degree.
Ability to review and support certification and accreditation documentation within the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP), NIST 800-53, and CNSSI-1253.
Experience reviewing technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, or non-compliance
Experience with System Security Plan (SSP) maintenance.
Can recommend system-level solutions to address and resolve security requirements.
Familiar with supporting software development from a security standpoint (code reviews, security compliance, secure coding practices).
Capable identifying overall security requirements for the proper handling of customer data.
Experience with security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management.
Kubernetes/Container and application level security knowledge, including testing and analysis and security basics.
Applying security risk assessment methodology to system development, including threat model development, vulnerability assessments, and resulting security risk analysis.
Able to generate system or network designs that encompass multiple enclaves, including those with different data protection or classification.
Designs or builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments.
Familiarity with operating in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE Agile Framework).
IASAE Level 2 compliance - ISC( 2) CISSP certification.
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.
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