Sr. Principal Computer System Security Analyst:

Northrop Grumman, Baltimore, MD (United States)

Category: IT Security

Posted on: 10 Sep 2019

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Job Description

  • Provides technical analysis in network security planning, engineering, and design.

  • Be the enterprise expert in cross-functional discipline of enterprise network and cyber security infrastructure.

  • Provides analysis for implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to network security problems.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and cyber security hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention devices, etc.

  • Coordinates third-party maintenance for network and cyber security equipment and troubleshoots problems with department users and department network administrators.

  • Evaluates potential networking products, technical solutions, and capacity requirements to meet business needs.

  • Validate enterprise-level network security design, newly released equipment software and operating system for vulnerabilities and deficiencies. Makes changes to mitigate the risk.

  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.

  • Reviews the customer's network security looking for opportunities to enhance security functionality, performance and reliability by utilizing the proven industry best-practices and architectures.

  • Provides specifications and detail schematics for unified network architecture of the enterprise.

  • Provides daily monitoring/detection of potential performance/throughput issue and develop risk mitigation solutions

  • Provide guidance to team members and provide status metrics to Government customer and Northrop Grumman management.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Become knowledgeable on the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) technical requirements for CDM program.

  • Designs, tests, and implements state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products, including design of high level dashboards, using data feeds from different network tools.

  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including use of cyber security tools, whitelisting, blacklisting activities.

  • May prepare security reports to regulatory agencies.

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • 14+ years' experience with at least 18 years in engineering complex network systems. 12 years with Bachelor's, 10 years with Master's, 7 years with Ph.D.

  • Possess a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert - Security (CCIE – Security) or CCDE credential or Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) or Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) or Check Point Managed Security Expert (CCMS)

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience performing security functions on network devices, appliances, and security tools

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in demonstrates the skill and ability to translate security mandates and guidelines such as NIST 800-series into operational functions.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in developing and tailoring reporting from network security tools.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience understanding of whitelisting and blacklisting using network security tools and devices

  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (Green card holder)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Forescout and Fireeye cyber security tools

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Skybox tool.

  • Possess CyberArk and access management experience

  • Possess knowledge of Tenible/Nessus, Sourcefire, Stealthwatch, and DBProtect knowledge.

  • Prior experience supporting the Social Security Administration or similar government agencies

  • Understanding of business processes supporting IT programs, networks, and/or cybersecurity programs

  • Understanding of technologies, networking principles, data flows, work flows, IT reporting, etc. Significant understanding of network security tools.

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