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Cyber Security Engineer

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Grow your career at Aerospace.

Aerospace's Cyber Security and Advanced Platforms Subdivision, Cyber Assessments and Research Department (CARD) is seeking a Senior Engineering Specialist to help design, implement, assess, and deploy cyber solutions that defend our nation's most valuable assets in space. We are seeking a highly motivated senior engineer to support customers across a full spectrum cyber security activities.

This position is a hybrid work model, and can sit partially remotely, with some onsite work required in Chantilly, VA.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Lead customer projects involving one or more of the following areas: Vulnerability Assessment, Cyber Security Architecture, Cyber Security Prototype/Capability Development, cyber system trade-off studies for various system designs or protocols, validation of network system requirements.
  • Lead internal research efforts in the areas listed above
  • Conduct advanced cyber vulnerability assessments for current and advanced next generation multi-domain systems
  • Work closely with multiple customers to develop action plans and mitigation strategies to address cyber threats and vulnerabilities across a range of space, ground, and multi-domain systems
  • Research and analyze current and future space, ground and counterspace cyber threats to develop mitigation strategies and assessments
  • Advise DoD/IC space system customers on secure design and implementation of systems
  • Provide recommendations on network architectures and solutions based on technical performance evaluations
  • Forge and foster relationships with DoD/IC and national security space organizations to develop and deploy secure space, ground, and multi-domain architectures
  • Support the development and deployment of advanced space, ground, and multi-domain systems by conducting cyber assessment and threat evaluations, as well as developing cyber security solutions appropriate to meet those threats
  • Identify opportunities for expanding Aerospace service delivery What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements for Senior Cyber Security Engineer:
    • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, or similar technical area of study
    • Experience managing cyber engineering aspects of a highly dynamic portfolio of space, ground, and multi-domain systems
    • 12 or more years of industry work experience focused in cyber security
    • Demonstrable proficiency in one or more programming languages
    • Proficiency in Linux and Unix based operating systems
    • Knowledge and/or experience of both offensive and defensive cyber security tools, tactics, techniques, and procedures
    • In-depth knowledge of and experience collaborating with multiple DoD, intelligence community, national security space organizations
    • In-depth experience implementing RMF, ICD 503, NISPOM, and other governing directives to authorize and accredit multiple space, ground and multi-domain systems
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), MS Team, MS Project, applications such as Internet Explorer
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • In-depth experience performing vulnerability assessment and mitigation
    • Network engineering and architecture knowledge (TCP/IP, IPSEC, HTTP/S, routing protocols)
    • Willing to travel approximately 10% of the time
    • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. How You Can Stand Out

      It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
      • Advanced technical degree
      • Experience with space systems, including familiarity with space, ground, and user segments, as well as legacy software
      • Experience in cryptographic systems
      • Experience developing and deploying cutting edge hardware, software, and cloud-based solutions for terrestrial and space cryptographic solutions
      • Experience with configuring routers, switches and/or firewalls
      • Experience with AWS environments and AWS security services
      • Familiarity with orchestration and containerization technologies and related security considerations
      • Experience with Agile methodology and team collaboration tools Ways We Reward Our Employees

        During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

        Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
        • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
        • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
        • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
        • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
        • Relocation assistance
        • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
        • Education assistance programs
        • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

          We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

          Equal Opportunity Commitment

          The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , Cyber Security Engineer, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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