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JPSS Senior IT Security Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2116126
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior IT Security Systems Engineer who will serve as a member of the NASA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program Mission Security team leading the effort to secure JPSS IT assets from intrusion and attack.

JPSS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites.  The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property. 

The work activities may include:

  • Support the Ground Security Manager and Ground Project Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on the development of the Ground System Security Requirements (GSSR).
  • Participate in status review meetings, telecons, and development meetings on a GSSR with the Ground Project SEIT representative, COR and the JPSS Program System Engineer.
  • Support the modification of the DOORS elements of the GSSR and related configuration management/change tracking activities.
  • Review and update the front matter of the System Engineering Security documents such as the GSSR.
  • Identify latest versions of the Applicable documents.  Determine if additional applicable or reference documents are needed.
  • Document changes needed to update the GSSR to comply with the most recent versions of NIST SP800-53, the applicable documents, and the current and proposed tailoring for NOAA 5042.
  • Review and update all requirement table fields.
  • Prepare and submit update CCR.
  • Prepare a summary of the changes to the document and impacts to current Common Ground System.
  • With customer, related documents impacted by the change to the Program document, and prepare CCR's.
  • Disposition of CCR comments.
  • Prepare a task management plan describing the technical approach, organizational resources and management controls to be employed to meet the cost, performance and schedule requirements throughout task execution. 
  • Provide monthly financial reports to document plan versus actual expenditures.  
  • Provide weekly status reports describing task performance and identify any issues.



Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

Skills desired:

  • Proficiency in Task Management Tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in System Engineering Tools and SDLC.
  • Proficiency in NIST 800-53 and FISMA.
  • Proficiency using QRadar, Tivoli Endpoint Manager/BigFix, NetMRI, Nessus Security Center, Tripwire, McAfee Policy Orchestrator, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Splunk, RISCS, CSAM.

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