Cyber Info Assurance Analyst 5
Northrop Grumman - Reston, VA

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Requisition ID

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13001942

Business Sector

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Information Systems

Location

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United States-Virginia-Reston

US Citizenship Required for this Position

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Yes

Relocation Assistance

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No relocation assistance available

Clearance Type

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Polygraph

Number of Openings

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5

Shift

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1st Shift

Description

Northrop Grumman Information Systems in Reston, VA has a requirement for a Senior InfoSec Engineer to provide infosec engineering expertise as part of the engineering team determining the critical design, as well as supporting implementation, verification, deployment and O&M for the Sponsor’s Desktop 2.0 IT infrastructure upgrade related to Windows 7, SCCM, Active Directory 2008, and migration from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange. The candidate will assist the Sponsor in formulating requirements, technical approach, design validation, and technical feasibility studies. This will include technical analysis of Windows group policy and Active Directory approaches, host protection, identity access management, an external proxy service, and network security enhancements.

The successful candidate must be able to assess 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. The candidate is also expected to have experience investigating security technologies, software research, hardware introduction and release, and emerging technology research. The successful candidate will have assisted in the implementation of the required government security policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), made recommendations on process tailoring, participated in and documented process activities. He/she will also have performed analyses to validate established security requirements and recommended additional security requirements and safeguards.

The successful candidate will have supported 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. The candidate must have experience documenting the results of Certification and Accreditation activities, preparing the system Security Plans and mitigating security risks identified during various types of system security scanning efforts utilizing such tools as WASSP and AppDetect. Experience periodically conducting a complete review of each system's audits and monitoring corrective actions until all actions are closed is also expected.

The successful candidate will function as a technical expert, representing the project/program from the customer's perspective. In the execution of his/her duties, the candidate must be able to develop engineering options, clearly explain tradeoffs, and be comfortable presenting the best recommendations that will achieve the Sponsor’s technical objectives. The candidate must be able to work well with a multi-discipline senior engineering team. The candidate will also need to be flexible in order to help the Sponsor with ad hoc engineering problems and tasking that may occur as part of the IT infrastructure’s upgrade. The Senior InfoSec Engineer will be looked upon by the Sponsor as one of the principal technical subject matter experts providing technical/managerial recommendations.

The candidate will also need to be flexible in order to help the Sponsor with ad hoc engineering problems and tasking that may occur during the definition and design of the IT infrastructure’s upgrade. The Senior InfoSec Engineer will be looked upon by the Sponsor as one of the principal technical subject matter experts providing technical/managerial recommendations.

The successful candidate must be able to professionally brief mid to senior level customer audience. The candidate will also provide moderate assistance to project management on task direction.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree with 14+ years of experience in InfoSec engineering as described above. Four additional years of experience may substitute in lieu of degree. Must have an active and current TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior familiarity with the customer's Project Management Framework (PMF).

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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