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GPS Cybersecurity Test Engineer

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Job ID: 2200594
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a senior cybersecurity test engineer in Colorado Springs, CO to join the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) and Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Cyber Test Team. The PNT/GPS SE&I Cyber Test Team provides specialized engineering, analysis, assessment, and subject matter expertise (SME) to Space Force customers. Members contribute a technical cybersecurity perspective for the identification and review of risks and risk mitigation plans and strive to institutionalize cybersecurity engineering best practices across the PNT/GPS Enterprise and beyond. As a member of the PNT/GPS SE&I Cyber Test Team, you will work in a fast-paced environment alongside Space Force personnel and system developers helping to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing.
Duties Include:
  • Lead and assist in the planning and execution of cyber security assessments utilizing DISA Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Nessus Vulnerability Scanner, DISA SCAP, and other tools 
  • Conduct penetration testing events on development and sustainment systems, identifying system vulnerabilities and conducting mitigation and risk analysis 
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and optimization of processes and procedures for conducting cybersecurity vulnerability and penetration assessments, to include automation, tool research, development, and training
  • Support various cross-mission cybersecurity activities as needed, to include space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements of the customer base by providing a technical view of risks, issues, and interdependencies between system elements.
  • Develop and brief cybersecurity-related packages and reports that provide analysis results to inform customer decision-makers
  • Collaborate on a regular basis with team, subcontractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Space Force


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Cybersecurity with 5+ years of demonstrated acquisition experience or Master’s Degree in Engineering or Cybersecurity with 3+ years’ experience
  • Possesses and maintains a DoD 8570 IAT Level II or higher certification (Security+ CE or equivalent)
  • Possesses or ability to obtain within 3 months a penetration testing certification (CompTIA CEH or equivalent)
  • Strong understanding of risk analysis and mitigation fundamentals, cybersecurity tool suites, and cybersecurity assessment methods and methodologies
  • Highly experienced in the creation and delivery of technical documents, briefings, and reports to peers, management, and the customer at all levels 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong familiarity with DoDI 8510.01, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-115
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition and development environment, with space and/or ground systems
    Strong Linux (RedHat) and Windows (10, Server 2012+) operations fundamentals.
  • In-Depth knowledge of cybersecurity tools, to include Nessus Vulnerability Scanner operation and configuration, DISA SCC/SCAP, Elastic (ELK) Stack, Fortify, and others as needed
  • Ability to identify and present risk countermeasure options / alternatives to peers and customers
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with Confluence and Jira collaboration and project tracking tools

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $105,001 - $115,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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