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NASA Cyber Security Team Lead

Job ID: 1927980
Location: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Dec 4, 2019
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Sec Analyst
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 seeking a dynamic Cyber Team Lead to oversee tasking and management of a diverse technical cybersecurity, data analytics, and information assurance team.  


The TDRS Operations Center (TOC) cyber team is in the middle of multiple IT Modernization projects as well as O&M for new and legacy NASA Mission environments.  These combined project environments compose the NASA Space Network (SN), in close partnership with the NASA Near-Earth Network (NEN) and Deep Space Network (DSN).


This work is being performed under the new 5-year contract:

Space Exploration Networks Services and Evolution (SENSE)


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Space Network (SN) Cyber Lead will coordinate tasking, give advice during engineering design reviews, and mentor cyber engineering staff in their daily duties. 


Cyber Staff perform duties such as:

  • Scanning, securing, and monitoring operating systems and network         
  • Tuning and management of IT security systems and applications
  • Conducting risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application level
  • Weekly reporting on the status of Space Network IT Modernization projects

The lead can expect to be involved in a wide range of security issues including security architecture and providing technical inputs to tailor RMF controls.


The Cyber Lead has direct impact on work processes and outcomes, and frequently interacts with internal NASA personnel at various levels.  The Cyber Lead plays a key role in the cooperative efforts across cyber and project teams.


A degree in computer science, information technology, mathematics, or a related technical discipline.  Plus the requisite amount of combined Cyber, IT, and Networking experience.


Bachelors and ten (10) years or more experience;

OR Masters and seven (7) years or more experience;

OR PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience




In lieu of a degree:

Fourteen (14) years or more experience with a technical cybersecurity certification similar to Security+ CE.

Desired Qualifications



Soft skills necessary to manage a technical team (tasking, scheduling, reporting, mentoring) and maintain clean open communications across a diverse set of mission environments, high level managers and customers, and project teams.  Translation of technical requirements into laymen's terms.



Technical knowledge to give advice in peer design reviews, functionality report inputs, and as part of the engineering review board (ERB).  Assisting with quarterly review preparations.



Previous experience in systems engineering, network engineering, or administration of cyber security control platforms.


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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