Staff Cyber Operations Capabilities Planner – Secret clearance required – Annapolis Junction, MD

In today’s conflicts, a new battlefield is arising one where traditional systems aren’t the only ones targeted. At Northrop Grumman, we create unrivaled, full-spectrum cyber solutions to actively combat these threats. Our offensive and defensive capabilities act as powerful deterrents, while built-in resiliency hardens systems so that when attacked, they’re protected. That’s why we’re a leader in end-to-end Cyber for the modern world. We’re seeking a Staff Cyber Operations Capabilities Planner who wants to join our team on this cyber battlefield. The position can be located in either Annapolis Junction, MD or San Antonio, TX.

Roles and responsibilities may include:

Conduct special studies and analysis on operational cyber utility, technical feasibility and investment value, as well as integration of highly classified capabilities, evaluating system operational capabilities/trends and addressing operational needs and capability shortfalls as related to fielding needed capability for the DoD

Analyze the full range of Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) products such as Initial Capability Documents (ICD), Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), and other related documents and processes to include Enabling Concepts of Employment, Analyses of Alternatives (AoA), and other test and evaluation documents that may support acquisition decisions as required

Access, analyze, and document cyber systems requirements

Determining trade space for new capabilities to meet DoD requirements

Assist in requirement development and definition throughout the acquisition life cycle

Support coordination and interface of classified programs by developing and documenting operational requirements and concepts of operation, providing written comments on program documentation

Performs requirements analysis for the cyber survivability of specific DoD weapons systems. Consults with DoD and NG program customers to evaluate requirements and translate operations capability requirements to technical solutions. Interprets cyber survivability requirements and works with architects and engineers to translate cyber survivability performance requirements and cyber resilience specified attributes into an architecture appropriate to the type of weapon/mission system. Works with team to understand the requirements for countering a specified cyber adversary threat tier (ATT).

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 14 years’ professional experience, or Master’s degree and 12 years’professional experience.

Current Cybersecurity Certification meeting the DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 Requirement.

Minimum five years experience and domain knowledge of cyber defense operations and/or cyber capability requirements.

Ability to collaboratively lead technical efforts across a diverse team including multiple NGC sectors, subcontractors, and the government customer.

Ability to develop use cases and interpret cyber capability requirements in a mission critical operational environment and to develop plans/roadmaps to implement those requirements

Ability to interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related area. Master’s degree

Knowledge of Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process and products

Understands DoD Acquisition organizations and processes.

Demonstrated DoD Programmatic and Budget Experience.

Knowledge of DoD cyber systems, cyber integration and cyber organizational construct.

Current Cybersecurity Certification meeting the DoD 8570 IAT Level 3 Requirement.

Knowledge of DoD Cyber Survivability joint requirements mechanism, to include meaning of CSRC, ATT, and the 10 specified CSAs.

Knowledge of USG/DoD Cyber Threat Frameworks, to include the NSA/CSS Technical Cyber Threat Framework v2 (NTCTFv2) and the MITRE ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics Techniques and Common Knowledge) framework.

Knowledge of CNSS cyber security standards, Cybersecurity RMF requirements and processes, and Cyber Resilience concepts.

Knowledge of NIST cybersecurity and risk management framework.

Knowledge and experience with the systems engineering lifecycle (concept, requirements, design/architecture, implementation, verification/validation) and engineering practices

Experience using agile design and delivery techniques (e.g. DevOps, DevSecOps). Knowledge of agile methodologies.

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.


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