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Principal Cyber Engineer

Job ID: 2207968
Location: BOULDER, CO, United States
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for an individual to make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in Boulder, CO who assist the US Space Force in developing and deploying the next generation of ground systems for missile warning (MW).  These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable global naval vessel and troop movements by providing mission-critical weather data to ensure mission success. 

  Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Cybersecurity professional to fill an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) position with experience analyzing space and ground system architectures. We are looking for innovative, creative, and highly motivated individuals to support the strategic planning and tactical execution of cybersecurity integration, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) activities. Candidate will provide ISSO support of developmental systems in the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) MW mission area.  Candidate will support RMF package development and updates, requirements development and verification, system verification, and concept of operations development for all MW systems.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the cybersecurity architecture and design of the customer’s systems are functional and secure with the ability to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cyber-attack.
  • Developing and sustaining enterprise RMF accreditation packages, from concept development and contract pre-acquisition through contractor design and accreditation.
  • Providing Information System Security Operations support, integration services, technical assessments, and solutions to enable cybersecurity and DCO.
  • Applies a combination of expert engineering knowledge of security solutions to design, develop and/or implement solutions to ensure they are consistent with enterprise architecture security policies and support full spectrum military cyberspace operations.
  • Overseeing system and network designs that encompass multiple computer and network devices to include those with differing data protections/classification requirements.
  • Supporting cybersecurity activities for space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements of the MW enterprise by identifying risks, issues, and interdependencies between system elements, contracts and stakeholders.
  • Developing Defensive Cyberspace Operations and incident Response Tactics, Techniques and Procedures to monitor and protect the system from cyber-attacks.
  • Developing and briefing data packages that provide analysis results to inform the government decision-makers.
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Space Force.

Qualifications

Required Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD and four (4) years or more experience in Math, Science or Engineering with demonstrated cybersecurity experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of DoD, NSA or NRO programs with a proven delivery record.  Relevant cybersecurity experience to be evaluated and considered for acceptability in lieu of technical Bachelor’s degree
  • Cyber Workforce Management Program (DoDD 8140.01 & DoD 8570.01-m) Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level II certified.
  • Experience in defining, developing, implementing and sustaining system accreditations for the US Space Force, Air Force and Department of Defense systems and networks.
  • Solid understanding and technical knowledge of common cybersecurity engineering, architecture and design and principles.
  • Experience working with Space Force/Air Force/DoD customers across space and ground segment organizations to coordinate and identify system requirements that ensure end-to-end mission performance requirements are met

Target salary range: $165,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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