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GPS Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

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Job ID: 200703
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2020
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated and experienced cybersecurity professional to join our team of diverse Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experts. The GPS SE&I Team provides engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support to the GP Directorate. As a member of our cybersecurity team, you’ll work in a fast-paced environment with Air Force personnel and system developers to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing. 

Duties Include:
  • Plan and execute Risk Management Framework (RMF) cybersecurity compliance assessments on GPS enterprise networks
  • Plan and execute safe, cooperative penetration testing on GPS enterprise networks
  • Review and analyze cybersecurity design documents, policies, procedures and artifacts to scope test activities
  • Assist in administration of Kali Linux and Windows 10 penetration testing laptops and associated build tools and configuration management solutions
  • Assist in developing automated test scripts and data management tools and identifying improvements to test processes.
  • Complete risk assessments and architectural analysis of cybersecurity features of new systems and modifications and recommend enhancements based on current and anticipated threats
  • Implement the Risk Management Framework accreditation process
  • Support Air Force personnel in formulating responses to Higher Headquarters and Department of Defense Requests for Information (RFIs) and in assessing impact of policy changes


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering or related field
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance
  • 9+ years of Information Assurance (IA) or Cybersecurity (CS) experience
  • 2+ years of Programming experience in high-level scripting languages (Python, BASH, PowerShell, or JavaScript) or compiled languages (C, C++, or Java) 
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity tools (e.g. SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Tenable Nessus, and Kali Linux Penetration Testing distribution)
  • Possesses or able to obtain a DoD 8570.01M IA Management Level 1 certification within 180 days of joining SAIC
  • Familiar with the DoD RMF process, NIST 800.53A controls, and policies.
Desired Qualifications
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) experience
Penetration testing experience
RMF security controls implementation or compliance assessment experience
Unix/Linux operating systems administration experience, especially Red Hat, Solaris, and Kali Linux
Web application/database programming experience, especially Web2Py, Spring Boot, and PostgreSQL
Strong written and verbal communications skills

Desired Qualifications



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