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Cyber Security Analyst 3/4

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Boulder
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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.The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) is seeking a Cyber Security Analyst 3/4 to support their team at the Boulder, Colorado location.Duties include:

  • Perform 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.
  • Establishes 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 (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.This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.Basic Qualifications:
    • An active Secret clearance with eligibility for TS/SCI & CI Poly
    • Level 3 - 9 years of relevant experience with a High School Diploma; 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters
    • Level 4 - 13 Years of relevant experience with a High School Diploma; 9 Years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree; 7 years with Master's
    • A DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+)
    • Hands-on analysis of vulnerability scan data and ability to write/evaluate technical mitigations & write POA&MsPreferred Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated Cybersecurity Analyst foundation with strong working knowledge and understanding of Cyber technologies, Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and NIST SP 800-53
      • Cybersecurity foundation with working knowledge of cyber technologies, Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, NIST SP 800-53 - Familiarity with the configuration and operation of one or more of the following:
      • ACAS Tenable Security Center/Nessus, Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS/HBSS) and McAfee Endpoint tools, Splunk SIEM, SCAP Compliance Checker, and SNOW/Xacta or eMASS
      • Strong foundation and working knowledge with the configuration and operation of one or more of the following: ACAS, Tenable Security Center/Nessus, Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS/HBSS) and McAfee Endpoint tools, Splunk SIEM, SCAP Compliance Checker, and SNOW/Xacta or eMASS
      • Experience as a Unix System Administrator or Cisco Network Administrator Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 USD 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. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Boulder , Cyber Security Analyst 3/4, Professions , Boulder, Colorado

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