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Cyber Engineer/Architect

Company: SAIC
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID: 2117612Location: COLORADO SPRINGS , CO , USDate Posted: 2021-12-28Category: CyberSubcategory: Cyber EngineerSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobTravel: Yes, 10 % of the TimeMinimum Clearance Required: TS/SCIClearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: NonePotential for Remote Work: No
DescriptionMake a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals who assist the US Space Force (USSF) in developing and deploying the next generation ground systems for missile warning (MW) capabilities. These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe.Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Cyber Engineer/Architect with experience analyzing space and ground system architectures. We are looking for innovative, creative, and highly motivated individuals to support the strategic planning and tactical execution of cybersecurity integration, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) activities. Candidate will provide system security engineering (SSE) and integration expertise in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) MW capability area. Candidate will support requirements development, system verification, and concepts of operations (CONOPS) development for all MW systems.
Major duties of the position include:

  • Ensuring the cybersecurity architecture and design of the customer's systems are functional and secure with the ability to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cyber-attack
  • Applies a combination of expert engineering knowledge of security solutions to design, develop and/or implement solutions to ensure they are consistent with enterprise architecture security policies and support full spectrum military cyberspace operations
  • Overseeing system and network designs that encompass multiple computer and network devices to include those with differing data protections/classification requirements
  • Providing Systems Security Engineering (SSE) support, integration services, technical assessments, and solutions to enable cybersecurity and DCO
  • Defining system security requirements, assessing system security architecture designs, and supporting the development and sustainment of an enterprise RMF accreditation package from concept development and contract pre-acquisition through contractor design, integration, and accreditation
  • Supporting cybersecurity activities for space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements of the MW enterprise by identifying risks, issues, and interdependencies between system elements, contracts and stakeholders
  • Developing and briefing data packages that provide analysis results to inform the government decision-makers
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the USSFQualificationsRequired Experience
    • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD and four (4) years or more experience in Math, Science or Engineering with demonstrated cybersecurity experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of DoD, NSA or NRO programs with a proven delivery record. Relevant cybersecurity experience to be evaluated and considered for acceptability in lieu of technical Bachelor's degree
    • Cyber Workforce Management Program (DoDD 8140.01 & DoD 8570.01-m) Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I and/or Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer (IASAE) Level I certified
    • Experience in defining, developing, implementing and sustaining system accreditations for Space Force, Air Force or Department of Defense systems and networks
    • Solid understanding and technical knowledge of common cybersecurity engineering, architecture and design and principles
    • Experience working with Space Force/Air Force/DoD customers across space and ground segment organizations to coordinate and identify system requirements that ensure end-to-end mission performance requirements are metDesired Requirements
      • MW Mission experience
      • Advanced Degree in Science, Engineering or Math
      • Strong familiarity with DoDI 8510.01: Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53
      • Familiarity with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and system configuration validation and verification against documented security requirements
      • Familiarity with cloud-based systems, operating systems, databases, networking, firewalls, Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) and host-based IDS and IPSSecurity Clearance
        • Active TS/SCI clearance


          COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
          Target salary range: $145,001 - $155,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
          SAIC - is a premier Fortune 500 - technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

          We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

Keywords: SAIC, Colorado Springs , Cyber Engineer/Architect, Professions , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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