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Cyber Cryptography Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2014831
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2020
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Cyber Cryptography Systems Engineer to join our team in El Segundo, CA. The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) for the Air Force’s Space and Missiles System Center. We support the Air Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters. Core cryptographic elements of these systems require NSA certification for which we provide system lifecycle support. 

We seek technical individuals who will thrive in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams, using the most modern tools and methodologies to tackle the challenges of integrating complex space and ground communications systems.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform Systems Engineering activities in the areas of Cybersecurity, Assessment & Authorization (A&A), Cryptographic System Security Engineering (SSE), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A), in accordance to NIST 800-53 RMF and NSA requirements and regulations
  • Define security requirements, architecture, and design for embedded and large-scale, distributed DoD space and ground control systems
  • Apply risk management concepts to mitigate vulnerabilities in system security architectures
  • Interface with Air Force customer, system stakeholders, and external contractors to coordinate Cybersecurity/Cryptographic requirements and architecture flow down from the system level to individual elements of the system

Qualifications

Required Experience/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, information technology or equivalent
  • Understanding of the discipline and practice of Systems Engineering throughout the system lifecycle phases of concept,
  • development, production, use, support, and retirement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and teambuilding skills
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills; ability to write final-version deliverable technical documents and reports
  • 2+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • 2+ years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Security
  • Must have satellite/space systems experience to be considered for this position
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance to be considered for this position

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in technical field, ideally in Computer Science/Engineering with an emphasis in IA/Cyber Security
  • Understanding of the NSA end cryptographic unit certification process
  • 5+ years of work experience in IA/Cyber Security
  • 5+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • DoD Space program experience
  • RMF or DIACAP Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • NIST 800-53 and CNSSI 1253 RMF Analysis and Accreditation
  • Network Engineering
  • Communications Systems
  • Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E)
  • End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) design experience
  • Security certification (CISSP or SANS)
  • Security certification (CISSP, SANS, or CEH)
  • A current Top Secret SCI clearance


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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