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Principal Cyber Engineer

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Job ID: 218395
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. We are looking for a cybersecurity expert who desires to proactively improve our U.S. Space Force (USSF) customer’s security posture in an imaginative and holistic manner.  This position will be located in Colorado Springs,CO. 
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Lead and work as part of an integrated team to architect, plan, configure, deploy, sustain, and upgrade COTS/GOTS and custom toolsets within satellite ground systems to meet Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements.
  • Research and evaluate cyber capabilities and new security products against operational requirements and introduce them to systems in alignment with enterprise security strategy and conduct troubleshooting to resolve technical and non-technical issues.
  • Deploy and operate a wide variety of cyber infrastructure components, including but not limited to: Windows and Linux operating systems, ACAS, HBSS/ESS, firewalls, routers, virtualized environments, etc. in order to achieve and maintain system security requirements.
  • Team with system administrators and cyber security staff to conduct vulnerability and STIG scanning, patch management, flaw/deficiency remediation, and system Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) updates.
  • Develop and execute security control assessment procedures to verify conformance with control requirements as part of ongoing continuous monitoring and authorization assessment activities.


  • Active Top Secret security clearance and ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field (of 4 years of additional experience in lieu of degree) and 9 years or more of relevant experience, or Master’s degree and 7 years or more relevant experience. 
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level II or higher baseline certification; additional training and/or certifications may be required within 6 months of hire. Acceptable baseline certifications can be found at
  • Strong working knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls and RMF.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: HBSS/ESS, ACAS, SIEM tools (e.g., Splunk), eGRC tools (e.g., eMASS), STIG implementation, SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC), Vulnerator, scripting tools (e.g., Python, Bash, Ansible, Terraform, PowerShell, etc.), SolarWinds, Palo Alto firewall. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.
Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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