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Cybersecurity Engineer

Job ID: 199653
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 2019
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for highly-motivated, talented individuals to become a part of a diverse engineering and technology team.   Our mission is to supply optimal engineering, science and advanced technology solutions to the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support for the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Range and Network Directorate (SMC/RN) services to modernize and sustain the Launch and Test Range System (LTRS), the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and the Space Training Acquisition Office (STAO).


The candidate for this position provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Provides imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions consistent with organization objectives, possesses complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field, has general knowledge of other related disciplines, and provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance.

Cyber Subject Matter Expert (SME):
  • Architects, plans, configures, deploys, maintains, and upgrades COTS/GOTS and custom toolsets to address vulnerabilities and/or implement security controls.  

  • Applies a combination of expert engineering knowledge of enterprise IT and 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.

  • Designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions. 

  • Includes security control design and solution planning at the system, mission, and enterprise level, security-in-depth/defense-in-depth, and other related IAM/ISSO/ISSE support functions. 

  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.

  • Researches and evaluates cyber capabilities and new security tools and products against operational requirements and introduces them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy, and to support the offensive and defensive capability design and troubleshoot and problem solve technical and non-technical issues. 

  • At the Leadership level this is senior technical staff dedicated to transforming customer environments into a more secure operating environment in a holistic manner.  

Specific tasks in support to RN (not all inclusive): 

  • Provide tactical and strategic management of cybersecurity of RN programs, including, but not limited to, the development of RN cybersecurity policy, processes, and plans incorporating high-level directives, as well as the translation of the strategic cybersecurity posture into specific cybersecurity requirements.  Manage future cybersecurity architecture, host strategy events, and follow-on IPSs. 

  • Ensure RN SE&I personnel performing cybersecurity work are certified. 

  • Manage the Acquisition Cybersecurity Strategy documents prior to acquisition milestones decisions and other events. 

  • Manage RN Authority to Operate (ATO), Interim Authority to Test (IATT), Interim Authority to Operate (IATO), and Authority to Connect (ATC) processes. 


  • BA/BS degree in Systems Engineering or closely related field or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 5 years of specific experience in cybersecurity

  • Expertise in Assessment and Authorization (A&A)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Understanding of the system certification process

  • Experience with information assurance risk assessments

  • Industry Cyber Security Certifications including CEH, SANS, SEC+ CE (per AFMAN 33-285 an IAT Level II)

  • Active Secret Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Western/Eastern Range, Launch and Test Program and/or Air Force programs (Specifically the LTRS and AFSCN)

  • One of the following Cybersecurity workforce certifications: CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP, or CASP CE (per AFMAN 33-285 IAT Level III)

  • Experience working on a Cybersecurity project engineering team.

  • Risk Management framework NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, IEC 62443, or NERC-CIP

  • Understanding of information security principles, DoD STIGs, and A&A processes for systems

  • Background in Information Security Test Assessment/Information Security Test & Evaluation

  • Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF)

  • eMASS certification and accreditation tool experience

  • Current DOD TS or TS/SCI security clearance


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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