Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Security Hardening Specialist

Huntsville, AL
Information Technology

Job Description

Job ID: MH20182201-43303

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovations Systems is currently seeking an experienced Sr. Security Hardening Specialist to join our Integration and Test team in our Huntsville, AL office and at our Redstone Arsenal facility.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Sr. Security Hardening Specialist will lead local efforts (at Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal) to implement new security hardening initiatives required by the Intermediate Range and Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (IRBM/ICBM) program. This effort will include coordinating hardware and software upgrades with vendors and customers, including but not limited to new encryption, password protection, and other user account control upgrades.  Will also be responsible for other local Information Services support tasks as required.

Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years of related experience.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • An active security clearance is required.
  • Ability to travel : Travel expectation  0%-25%
  • CompTIA Security+

Experience Preferred

  • CISSP, and CompTIA Linux+ certifications a plus.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Requires excellent communication skills and ability to work with local and remote sites (including management).


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or IT is required.
  • Security specialization and/or certifications a plus
  •  A combination of education and experience may be considered

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.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Information Technology
Group: Flight