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Northrop Grumman Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in East Hartford, Connecticut


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Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Adaptive Optics Associates-Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications.

AOA Xinetics (AOX) is an end-to-end engineering company that creates solutions, puts them into practice, and manufactures them. We develop solutions to some of the nation’s hardest technical challenges leveraging advanced technical capabilities in optical, mechanical, software, electronics controls, systems, test and manufacturing engineering to perform applied research, engineering development, and precision manufacturing.


Reporting to the Information Technology Manager, the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) will join our team of qualified, diverse security professionals that support a wide range of systems and programs to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of key infrastructure for multiple Department of Defense (DoD) programs. You must be knowledgeable of information technology and security principles. This is a dynamic, highly technical, multi-tasking environment that demands above average customer service, communication and organizational skills.


  • Ultimate responsibility for the information systems security program and classified networks

  • Knowledge of NISPOM, DAAPM, eMASS and/or other governing documentation

  • Liaison between Government, IT, INFOSEC, Security, and programs for each classified network

  • Work directly with the ISSM/FSO to ensure program and overall security needs are met

  • Support maintenance compliance for all collateral information systems in the facility

  • Assist in security configuration validation of all classified operating systems and network devices

  • Collaborate to ensure all systems are compliant and in scope of current accreditation

  • Assist in managing “Configuration Management” for all classified networks

  • Manage the disestablishment of information systems (“Cradle to Grave”)

  • Maintain data back up

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience; OR an associate degree with 4 years of experience

  • Must have Security+ or CISSP OR must have the ability to obtain certification within 6 months of start date

  • Experience in administrative server operating systems, desktop build and configurations, configuring printers, group policy and active directory

  • Possess verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with program personnel

  • US Citizenship is a requirement for employment

  • Active Top Secret clearance, with the ability to obtain SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security, a Security+ CE, and 3 years of experience with Certification and Accreditation of classified systems and Risk Management Framework

  • Current CISSP or equivalent

  • Knowledge of NEXPOSE, SPLUNK, SCAP, POA&Ms, NIST, DIACAP, NISPOM, system audits, vulnerability scanning, and RMF package development

Salary Range: $82,400.00 - $123,600.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.