Northrop Grumman Cyber Systems Engineer 2 in Huntsville, Alabama

Cyber Systems Engineer 2

Requisition ID: 18007319

Location(s): United States-Alabama-Huntsville

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer 2 in the Engineering, Sciences & Technology (ES&T) Central Region Engineering, Huntsville Site. In the Mission Systems sector, you’ll join our experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. The qualified applicant will work in our Huntsville, Alabama office, headquarters for the Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) division.

This position will provide focused support to operating system and infrastructure development and deployment activities which include disciplines involving Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMWare/ESXi, and Networking.

These positions will support multiple integration, test, and lab environment efforts. Responsibilities include integration activities of deliverable units, integration, test environments, and accreditation support to include SME coordination among software development, software integration, and test teams.

This includes analysis of change requests and requirements for new or upgraded Product capabilities, systems design, COTS/GOTS integration, and procedures needed to meet and mitigate requirements changes. Additionally, the candidate is expected to be able to resolve technically challenging issues and proactively contribute to the evolution of the Product.

Specific tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, configure, integrate, install and test networked systems primarily consisting of Cisco, UNIX, Linux and Windows

  • Derive system-level requirements from architectural guidelines and project objectives

  • Develop detailed designs with supporting implementation, test and transition plans

  • Usher proposed system changes through the Configuration Management process to successful implementation and delivery to the Customer/Operator

  • Develop and maintain documentation supporting the Product through development, integration, deployment and delivery to the customer/operator

  • Work within and across teams to support and coordinate daily integration activities

  • Execute root cause analysis to troubleshoot and resolve complex network system issues

  • Support UNIX, Linux and Windows based networked systems

  • Work with vendor support for software issues

  • Approximately 10% travel will be required for this position including supporting Product installation and checkout at operational and test locations


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 2 years related technical experience; 0 years with MS. 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • US Citizenship required and must have a Department of Defense Active Secret Security Clearance

  • Successful experience developing detailed designs with supporting implementation, testing and transition plans

  • Must possess DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting (GSEC, GICSP, SCCP, Security CE or CCNA-Security) (reference: for list of qualified certifications)

  • Experience integrating COTS, GOTS and custom software in a security constrained environment

  • Working knowledge of accreditation activities

  • Working knowledge of RMF compliance requirements

  • Working knowledge of compliance tools (ACAS/Nessus/SCAP) and the ability to implement security controls

  • Experience with Windows Server and Desktop

  • Working knowledge of virtualization and VMware

  • Experience with Linux (RedHat and embedded)

  • Experience with integration of Windows, Linux and cross-platform applications on various OSs

  • Solid understanding of patching and upgrades to remove or protect from vulnerabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • MDA experience

  • GMD experience

  • Experience with network design, virtual environments and cyber systems design

  • Experience working in SCRUM and AGILE environments highly desired. Agile and Scrum methodology, understanding of development release cycle and operations, Source Control and Version tools

  • Experience performing technical, operational, and security risk analysis for new changes and technologies and articulate risks in a succinct manor

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.

Title: Cyber Systems Engineer 2

Location: Alabama-Huntsville

Requisition ID: 18007319