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NASA Cyber Security Engineer Principal

Job ID: 215914
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: May 6, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Has working at NASA a dream since you touched your 1st computer? Now is your chance to join the SAIC Cyber team supporting NASA's Goddard NASCOM Mission Network Security Team as we secure and defend the worldwide NASA Mission Network. The role of Cyber Security Engineer is a hands-on technical position joining a seasoned and diverse team of cyber security professionals. This role will sit in Greenbelt, MD. 


Job Description:

  • Respond to security incidents including gathering, analyzing and presenting forensic evidence for cyber malware and intrusions.
  • Perform data analytics seeking, identifying and confirming cyber threats, risks and vulnerabilities to the network environment.
  • Support the development and deployment of agency-wide cyber security projects and initiatives into the network environment.
  • Perform risk analysis of proposed capabilities resulting in specific technical recommendations for improving security and/or mitigating cyber risk.
  • Briefing technical and non-technical management on cyber issues, threats, vulnerabilities and risk reduction strategies.
  • Ideal candidate must be able to grasp a wide range of unique skills, and be able to think and respond quickly to real-time problems as they arise.
  • Candidate must have strong multi-tasking skills to effectively meet task objectives.


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Required Skills:

  • Cyber intrusion detection, incident response or forensic analysis experience.
  • Solid understanding of certificates, application and network encryption, computer network protocols including TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, HTTP, SMTP, ARP, DNS, DHCP, and VOIP.
  • Linux and Windows system administration experience.
  • Working knowledge of information security issues, trends and leading practices.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated


Desired Skills:

  • Coding/Scripting experience e.g. Perl, Bash, VB Script, Python, etc.
  • Experience working with networking and security tools such as Tenable Security Center, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, ELK, Intella and Metasploit.
  • Experience with VMware Hypervisor and related tools.
  • Certifications such as CISSP, GCIA, CEH, GCIH, GCFA or CSIH.
  • A self-starter, performing tasks with minimal supervision but working effectively with immediate and cross-functional team members.
  • Highly effective communicator (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent organizational, detail, multi-tasking and time management skills.



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance. 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or related field) and 9 or more years of hands-on working experience in cyber intrusion detection, system administration or network administration.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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