Cyber Engineer

    • Greenbelt, MD

Requisition ID: 51106

All Locations: Greenbelt, MD (Maryland)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation's Cyber Assessments and Research Department (CARD) is looking for a qualified candidate to grow its technical capabilities of cyber engineering and defense. As a staff member, you will use your skills to aid Aerospace's federal and civil customers in identifying and addressing methods to improve their cyber posture. Engineers able to understand a variety of problems in the cyber domain and enjoy adapting technical concepts to new environments are encouraged to apply.

This job role is available for Aerospace's Greenbelt, MD location.

Key Functions

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners involved in cyber planning or related areas
  • Monitor and evaluate integrated Aerospace cyber operations to identify opportunities to translate capabilities to new customers
  • Support threat modeling efforts via a structured approach
  • Design and integrate cyber defense capabilities for mission critical systems
  • Evaluate computer network defense solutions to determine the adequacy of security design and architecture proposals
  • Support new business acquisition through customer engagement, internal technical collaboration, and drafting of contract proposal

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Skill to anticipate key target or threat activities which are likely to prompt a leadership decision
  • Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools
  • Ability to identify and implement defense-in-depth practices to critical infrastructure systems designed without security considerations
  • Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means

This position can be filled as a Cyber Engineer or Sr. Cyber Engineer


Required Qualifications for Cyber Engineer
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Fully proficient in one or more programming languages: C, C++, Java, Python
  • 5+ years of experience with an undergraduate degree, or 3+ with a graduate degree
  • Knowledge of and ability to configure systems securely to specified baselines (e.g.- DISA STIGs, CIS Best Practices, etc.)
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies
  • Knowledge of capabilities and applications of network equipment including routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware
  • Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks)

Required Qualifications for Sr. Cyber Engineer
  • All qualifications above for Cyber Engineer
  • 8+ years of professional experience with an undergraduate degree, or 5+ with a graduate degree
  • Understanding of NIST Special Publications relating to the Risk Management Framework, Cyber Security Framework, and Security Controls
  • Strong understanding of network protocols such as TCP, UDP, SSH, DHCP, NFS, DNS, HTTP/s
  • Knowledge of computer networking security technologies including firewalls, centralized log collection and analysis, intrusion detection/prevention systems, endpoint security solutions, and security information and event management (SIEM) frameworks

Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Security Clearance (Secret, TS//SCI)
  • Certifications such as GIAC GSEC/GCIH, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), AWS Certifications (Cloud Practitioner, Solutions Architect, Security) CompTIA Security+, CISSP
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and techniques for automating security testing and evaluation
  • Experience with developing applications using Agile or DevSecOps development methods

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
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