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Cyber Engineer Senior

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Job ID: 2303788
Location: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Mar 30, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an Information Systems Security Officer to support the Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract based out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

SAIC is part of a team responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks. You will work in a dynamic, team-based development environment for the NASA Near Earth Network.

Job Description: 

  • Maintains an Enterprise level Information Technology system of access control, intrusion detection, and the associated physical, electronic, and technical security elements.
  • Performs, or reviews, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Validates and verifies system security requirements definitions and analysis, establishes system security designs.
  • Designs, develops, implements and/or integrates IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification environments.
  • Builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments.
  • Perform system scans and convey mitigation strategies to engineering staff.
  • Participate as a security engineering representative on engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
  • Apply knowledge of IA policy, procedures, and workforce structure to design, develop, and implement secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
  • Support security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management.
  • Recommend system-level solutions to resolve security requirements.
  • Interact with customers, IT staff, and corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives.


Required Education: 

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.


Desired Education: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline


Required Experience: 

  • 2+ years of experience serving in the role of ISSO, or Information System Security Analyst
  • Possess CASP, Security +CE, or similar cybersecurity related certification(s)
  • Experience executing the NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Experience writing System Security Plans, especially Security Controls
  • Executing the security assessment and authorization (or ATO) process with independent assessors
  • Executing continuous monitoring and maintaining the security posture of IT systems day to day
  • Security clearance - Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Secret Clearance. 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Possess CISSP or GSLC certification
  • Current CAPM (Certified Associate of Project Management) or PMP Certification
  • Have a working, fundamental knowledge of networking and system administration concepts
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


Required Clearance: 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Secret Clearance. 

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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.

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