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NASA Cyber Engineer Sr

Job ID: 2206802
Location: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, United States
Date Posted: May 5, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Job Description: 

SAIC is seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) who will be responsible for support of the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) project.  The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.

SAIC is a teammate for the SENSE contract which supports NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

These positions will be responsible to:

  • Maintain an Enterprise level Information Technology system of access control, intrusion detection, and the associated physical, electronic, and technical security elements.
  • Perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Validate and verify system security requirements definitions and analysis, establishes system security designs.
  • Design, develop, implements and/or integrates IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification environments.
  • Builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments.
  • Perform system scans and convey mitigation strategies to engineering staff.
  • Participate as a security engineering representative on engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
  • Apply knowledge of IA policy, procedures, and workforce structure to design, develop, and implement secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
  • Support security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management.
  • Recommend system-level solutions to resolve security requirements.
  • Interact with customers, IT staff, and corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives.


Required Experience & Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
    • 5 years of experience
    • In lieu of formal education, 8 years of related experience is allowable (an Associate’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience).
  • At least two years’ experience serving in the role of ISSE, or Information System Security Analyst.
  • Secret Security clearance – this position requires the candidate to already hold an active secret clearance. 


Desired Experience:

  • Already possess an active Secret security clearance.
  • At least 2 years’ experience serving in the role of an ISSO
  • Possess a Security+ certification
  • Possess a CISSP certification
  • Have experience in a large-scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate response and a strong sense of urgency
  • Have a working, fundamental knowledge of networking and system administration concepts

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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