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Mission Designer

Job Description

Are you a Mission Designer looking for a new opportunity where you can grow within in a dynamic and creative team of professionals? Do you have hands on technical experience with Cyber Security tools? Have you led on Cyber Training and Exercising solutions?

 Northrop Grumman requires an experienced Cyber and Intelligence Professional with a broad range of skills and experience to join a team to design, produce and deliver Cyber based training and exercising solutions. This work will directly support a range of MoD and Government customers by providing Training and Exercising Solutions for Cyberspace Operations. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-moving area that is experiencing rapid growth.


Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

We are involved in a range of future game-changing programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with its situational awareness and communications, as a specialist in cyber and intelligence datasets, as the pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft, or as the ‘go to’ provider for open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, our reputation as an innovator is unparalleled.

How you will make a difference

You will be working in a fast paced IT project environment and will be exercising skills to design, develop and support cyber training and exercising.

Technical and Organisational Responsibilities...

  • Architect technical networks for training scenarios in multiple synthetic environments to meet agreed training objective
  •  Remaining concurrent with industry trends and security vulnerabilities
  • Lead on engagement activities with MoD & Government clients to develop Cyber Training and Exercising solutions.
  • Design Cyber Exercise Schemas to meet Tactical and Operational Objectives in consultation with multiple clients.
  • Develop Vignettes to complement Cyber Exercise Schemas to support Cyberspace Decision Makers at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels.
  • Design Training and Exercising solutions to support existing and future Cyber Operational Concepts.
  • Deliver Cyber Training and Exercise solutions to MoD & Government Clients at sites across the UK and Overseas.
  • Provide Cyber Operations consultation services to MoD & Government clients as required.
  • Perform Liaison duties with Industry to develop Cyber Training and Exercising Capability on behalf of MoD & Government clients
  •  Perform Liaison duties with Coalition and Partner Organisations to develop existing Cyber Operational Concepts.
  • Deliver training scenarios and supporting materials for various cyber exercises, table top exercisers and matrix games
  • Develop Northrop Grumman Cyber Training and Exercising Capability to support current and future UK requirements.
What you will need to have...
  • Practical experience with cyber security tools and technologies 
  • Familiarisation with National Institute of Standards & technology (NIST) / Ethical Hacking concepts 
  • Experience serving on a cyber security team 
  • Experience in penetration testing tools and techniques 
Also, we’d love it if you have...
  • Familiarisation with coding / scripting concepts 
  • Working knowledge of risk assessment methodologies, risk identification, prioritization, and remediation techniques 
  • Familiarisation with concepts such has Virtual Engine management simulator (VEMs), vApps, Salt orchestration 
  • Basic understanding of software development best practises and how to apply them
  • Knowledge of Git and/or experience working with JIRA, Azure DevOps, or other similar programs to track tasks and manage code 
  • Experience of large scale, complex exercise and training event needs 
  • Can collaborate across a wide range group of stakeholders and secure commitment to delivery
  • Has designed missions in synthetic environments before 
  • Understands and can evidence experience of table top exercises and matrix games 
  • Can seize initiative, highlight and develop quick win opportunities 
  • BS in STEM with 5+ years of experience or equivalent   
You will not be expected to have in-depth experience in all these areas but will need to show an aptitude for understanding the broad areas and knowing how to research and resolve problems if the required knowledge is not known. Being able to work in an evolving environment where the activities are a blend of problem solving mixed with operational and technical issues will be essential.
Additional information for your consideration...
You will need to hold and maintain UK Government clearances
Being a part of Northrop Grumman gives you the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development. 
We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.