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Cyber Security Engineer/Architect

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Job ID: 441612
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 18, 2018
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Cyber Security Engineer / Architect
to join our Team in Washington, DC
Job Description
The AEGIS Combat System is the Navy's premier combat system designed to perform in all mission areas: Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW), Strike Warfare (STW),Command/Control/Communication (CCC), and Electronic Warfare (EW).
The candidate will be involved in the development and integration of Cybersecurity into AEGIS by providing engineering support services to the AEGIS Combat System Cyber Lead within the PEO IWS 1 Systems Engineering (SE) Program Office.
The ideal candidate is someone with a technical background, who will enjoy reviewing technical documentation to advise Cybersecurity Architectural and Engineering decisions for future AEGIS baselines, and coordinate integration efforts with connected sensors, weapons, and communications systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Review architectural and engineering documents to meet cyber requirements for future combat systems

• Participate in and conduct technical briefings at meetings with internal and external representatives

• Interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels

• Assist in developing schedules and plans of actions and milestones for producing deliverable products and reports within customer- directed timelines

• Assist systems engineers in developing component and connectivity requirements that comply with cybersecurity standards for new equipment and/or new systems

• Provide software system engineering expertise to evaluate cybersecurity requirements have been met

• Recommend changes to policies and established procedures

• Perform security control design and solution planning at the system, mission and enterprise level

• Research and evaluate cyber capabilities, new security tools and products against operational requirements



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years additional experience in lieu of degree
5 years or more of relevant IT experience, or, Masters and three years or more of relevant IT experience(Degree in Cybersecurity, Information Assurance or Computer Engineering or Computer Science with a Cybersecurity focus)

Required Qualifications:

• At least one of the following IAT Level II Certifications: CCNA Security, GSEC, Security+ CE, CySA+, GICSP, SSCP highly desired or Bachelors degree

• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

• Ability to excel in a fast paced program office environment

• Possess attention to detail

• Experience working in one of the following roles: Cyber Defense (e.g., Navy Cyber Protection Team (CPT)/Blue Teaming familiar with cyber defense capabilities and incident response), or, Penetration Testing/Red Teaming, or, Systems Security Engineering

• Experience with a wide range of operating systems (e.g., Windows, Red Hat, Red Hawk, VxWorks, Cisco, Solaris), technologies and cyber tools (e.g., SIEM, Splunk, NMAP, Wireshark, Encase/FTKImager, Kali, Metasploit, ACAS/Tenable Nessus, Nexpose, HBSS/McAfee ePO, etc.)

Desirable Qualifications:
CISSP Certification
Prior experience supporting the NAVY

Experience with one or more of the following:
  • Integrating cybersecurity into all phases of the system’s lifecycle
  • Systems Engineering V Model
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Architecting and engineering Cybersecurity Solutions for Navy Combat Systems and system of systems enclaves o DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Network Forensics/PCAP Analysis
  • Boundary Defense Capability (BDC)
  • Cross Domain Solutions (CDS)
  • Table Top Exercises
  • Anti-Tamper
  • Surface warfare experience, either as a member of the US Navy (Chief or Officer preferred) or as an engineer or manager having supported weapons system/C4I system acquisition, systems engineering or fleet maintenance
  • Possess knowledge of US naval communication suites in areas such as LAN, WAN, and RF paths
Security Clearance Requirement:

• Active SECRET security clearance with the ability to upgrade to TS/SCI
Additional Information:
• Work Location: SAIC facility and Washington Navy Yard

• Schedule: Can offer a flexible schedule falling within core hours 9AM- 3PM
May require occasional Travel


SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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