Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Cybersecurity Information System Security Project Manager

Hill AFB, UT
Program Management

Job Description

Job ID: SC20181005-45619

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 Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Project Manager for our Air Force Programs team located on Hill Air Force Base.  This position mainly encompasses contractual cybersecurity requirements as the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) as well as other project manager functions.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing certain projects in support of maintaining the Minuteman III ICBM Propulsion System and helping to develop technologies critical to Air Force’s other programs. This position will specifically manage cybersecurity support projects in the role as the ISSM for the Propulsion System of the Minuteman III ICBM and manages multiple program(s) to deliver the expected financial, technology, and schedule performance. This position includes interface with VSET leads and has responsibility for Safety, Quality, Schedule, Cost and technical execution. The Project Manager will work closely with Air Force personnel.  Specifically this position will manage work associated with the Propulsion Subsystem Support Contract (PSSC) and interface directly with the Air Force IPTs.

Job Duties:

Program Execution

  • Execute programs successfully by managing safety, quality, schedule, technology and cost (P&L responsibility)
  • Continuously drive for results and challenge the status quo
  • Have the capacity to understand people issues impacting the business
  • Have proven ability to influence others

Cybersecurity ISSM Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with cybersecurity requirements in accordance with DoD and DoD Component cybersecurity and information assurance policies and guidance
  • Support the PM in development of a POA&M and budget that addresses the implementation of cybersecurity requirements throughout the lifecycle of the system
  • Identify a cybersecurity team
  • Support implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Maintain and report systems assessment and authorization status and issues in accordance with DoD Component guidance
  • Provide direction to the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in accordance with DoDI 8500.01
  • Coordinate with the organization’s security manager to ensure issues affecting the organization's overall security are addressed appropriately
  • Continuously monitor the system or information environment for security-relevant events and configuration changes that negatively affect security posture
  • Periodically assesses the quality of security controls implementation against performance indicators, such as: security incidents; feedback from external inspection agencies, e.g., Office of the Inspector General (OIG) DoD, Government Accountability Office (GAO); exercises; and operational evaluations, including Director, OT&E cybersecurity assessments
  • Immediately report any significant change in the security posture of the system, and recommended mitigations, to the Security Control Assessor (SCA) and AO
  • Recommend to the SCA or AO a reassessment of any or all security controls at any time, as appropriate
  • Ensure that SSE processes are aligned to, and adequately documented in the program’s SEP and PPP, and are executed with sufficient rigor to ensure required security controls are implemented, resulting in the lowest level of residual risk to system operation
  • Ensure that cybersecurity inputs to program acquisition documents are prepared
  • Ensure that the program’s contractual documents, such as specifications, statements of work, or Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) incorporate appropriate cybersecurity language and requirements
  • Support Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETRs) by ensuring that entry and exit criteria include cybersecurity and are satisfied, and that design documentation meets the specified cybersecurity requirements
  • Ensure that security controls and requirements are properly allocated and documented in design specifications, technical publications and manuals, etc.
  • Ensure security controls and requirements are properly allocated and implemented in logistics or program planning documents
  • Ensure that security controls and requirements have been communicated and appropriately resourced by program budget documents and are reflected in the program’s requirements database
  • Ensure that integrated logistics support documentation (e.g., LCSP) incorporate cybersecurity considerations throughout the lifecycle of the system

Company-Customer Interface

  • Represent Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems as a company (bringing the Northrop Grumman message to the customer; and integrating knowledge of the spectrum of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems capabilities with understanding of customer needs to promote Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems)
  • Service the customer (executing the program and resolving issues in accordance with business objectives, strategy, legal requirements, regulations, contract terms, and company policies)
  • Balance the interests of the customer, Northrop Grumman, and employees

Program Team Management

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the program team (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, reviewing performance, and initiating corrective actions, if necessary)
  • Direct the performance of program functions (such as contract, finance, and operations)
  • Possess the proven ability to provide verbal and written information clearly, succinctly, and persuasively
  • Set role and performance expectations, and provide ongoing feedback and performance appraisals
  • Develop the program plan and critical milestones
  • Meet master program plans and schedules (identifying and assessing risks, and initiating necessary corrective action)

Experience Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience
  • Current CISSP certification required

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple teams to achieve single objective
  • General knowledge of financial systems
  • Successfully managed $5M-$25M in sales annually (Preferred)
  • Experience managing discretionary budgets (IRAD,B&P, Marketing, Capital)
  • Experience running proposals and delegations (Preferred)


  • Bachelors in Engineering or equivalent
  • Current CISSP certification required

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: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight