Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an entry to mid-level professional Cyber Software Engineer to join the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Team. The CDM program is a DHS-managed approach to fortifying the cybersecurity of government networks and systems. CDM provides federal departments and agencies with capabilities and tools that identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis, prioritize these risks based upon potential impacts, and enable cybersecurity personnel to mitigate the most significant problems first.
This role includes the following:
Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs application software and systems
Determines customer needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls
Develop scripts to retrieve, normalize, and join data sets from disparate applications
Develop playbooks and scripts to integrate cyber applications using vendor APIs. Ability to reverse engineer applications to optimize performance of integrations.
Develop simulators to produce representative production load on systems within a lab environment
Develop scripts for automated deployment of system components
This individual will be part of a team charged with developing a core solution of system components that are tailorable for specific customer implementations, within a large-scale agile integration program. This role is expected to be ~10% at customer sites in Washington DC metro area.
This requisition may be filled at either level 2 or level 3. To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Level 2 Engineer: BS degree with 2 years of relevant experience (STEM - Science, Technology Engineering, Math or related area is preferred but not required) or Masters degree and 0 years of experience, 4 years of additional related experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelors degree.
Level 3 Engineer: BS degree with 5 years of relevant experience (STEM - Science, Technology Engineering, Math or related area is preferred but not required) or Masters degree and 3 years of experience, 4 years of additional related experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelors degree.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Intermediate level proficiency with python, bash, or VBScript or a compiled software language
Intermediate level experience integrating applications using API calls
Intermediate level experience with and understanding of source control
Novice level experience with SQL
Novice level experience designing and implementing modular solutions
Ability to communicate complex technical solutions to non-technical audiences
Ability to obtain and maintain a DHS suitability EOD (US Citizenship required).
Ability to travel up to 10% to customer sites
Experience developing solutions at Federal Civilian Agencies
Experience with a SIEM especially Splunk or Elasticsearch
Experience using cyber tools, esp: Splunk, Tenable Nessus/PVS, Forescout CounterACT, Nexpose Rapid7, IBM BigFix, McAFee ePO/PA/AC, FireMon, ServiceNow, RSA Archer, Cisco or Palo Alto solutions, NMAP, Sailpoint
At least 2 years of experience performing in a technical role, on a large-scale agile program (i.e. more than 5 Scrum teams working towards a common program objective)
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.